Cincinnati, Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorney reviewing testosterone replacement therapy injury and Low T Malpractice Lawsuits
If a patient seeks hormone replacement treatment and suffers an injury as a result, The Lyon Firm is poised to investigate the root cause of the injury. Pharmaceutical companies and doctors may be responsible for Testosterone replacement therapy and may be held liable in Low T malpractice lawsuits.
Medical experts will often recommend testosterone therapy for men with a low testosterone level to alleviate some common Low T symptoms. But the risks sometimes outweigh the health risks. Heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and pulmonary embolisms have been reported by hundreds of patients undergoing Low T testosterone therapy.
There is a history of Low T Injury and a lack of scientific evidence about testosterone replacement benefits. More may be known about the potential increased risks of heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE) .
Even though the FDA has warned against the practice, doctors will still prescribe testosterone therapy for men with low testosterone as a result of normal aging. This has led to serious injury and patients may consider legal action following Low T malpractice.
Joe Lyon is a Cincinnati, Ohio Medical Malpractice Attorney and Pharmaceutical Injury Lawyer investigating Low T Malpractice and testosterone replacement therapy related heart attacks and blood clots.
The Lyon Firm is dedicated to upholding consumer safety by filing product liability and medical negligence lawsuits on behalf of plaintiffs nationwide. Settlements can be reached to compensate injured patients.
Low T therapy has become big business. There are now dozens of televised ads, and sales of hormone therapies have reach billions of dollars. Testosterone replacements are available as an injection, a gel, an underarm spray, and a nasal spray.
The advertisements tout the huge benefits, and often downplay the health risks for male hormone replacement. The therapy may boost energy, mood, and sex drive. But what some companies and doctors don’t tell patients is that there are potentially fatal risks involved. Heart attacks and pulmonary embolisms are reported in many Low T malpractice cases.
Pulmonary embolism is a blockage in one of the arteries in the lungs. Pulmonary embolisms, and deep-vein thrombosis, kill thousands of Americans each year. There are several causes for the condition, one of which is a sudden increase in blood pressure, a common side effect of testosterone therapy.
The FDA has warned about a testosterone-therapy-related increase in blood clots in men with or without a history of blood clotting. The FDA goes further to warn of the risks of testosterone therapy-related stroke, heart attacks, and death.
Low T patients should be monitored for any change in health. Pulmonary embolism symptoms may include:
Even with lower testosterone levels is low, symptoms of Low T can be due to a number of other factors and must be considered. Testosterone therapy can be beneficial or it may cause serious health side effects.
Pharmaceutical use, toxin exposure, obesity, and an unhealthy diet can decrease testosterone levels. Testosterone is a hormone made in the testicles. After age 30, most men’s testosterone levels naturally begin to gradually decline. For some men, the decline results in a number of noticeable symptoms that may include:
This FDA testosterone therapy warning is based on evidence that testosterone may increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. There may be conflicting studies out there, but there is no long-term research to point to proven benefits of Low T Therapy.
A 2014 study reported that testosterone therapy might increase the risk of a heart attack in older men, as well as in younger men with a history of heart disease. Another study found a higher frequency of death and cardiac issues in men who had coronary artery disease and received testosterone replacement therapy.
As a result, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a special advisory stating testosterone product labels must alert consumers of a possible increased cardiovascular risk.
Normal levels of testosterone are critical for the optimal health in men—to maintain muscle mass, bone density, sperm production, red blood cell count, sex drive, and fertility.
Recent research indicates that testosterone therapy is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease in men. A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health concluded that men 65 years of age and older had a two-fold increase in risk of heart attack within 90 days of starting testosterone therapy.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that men with a history of heart disease had a 30 percent increase in heart attacks and stroke after starting testosterone therapy.
Joe Lyon is a drug injury lawyer and product liability attorney investigating Low T Malpractice claims and testosterone therapy injury lawsuits for plaintiffs nationwide.
If you or someone you know has suffered a heart attack or pulmonary embolism following Low T therapy, please contact the Lyon Firm at 800.513.2403 to learn about your legal options.