Testosterone Drug Side Effects & Complications
Medical studies have proven the link between testosterone replacement therapy and increased risk of heart attacks. Other side-effects of the drug includes non-fatal myocardial infarction, strokes, blood clots, enlarged breasts, and mood swings. As a result of these conditions, death can occur.
Testosterone Drugs & Heart Attacks
Recent medical studies have demonstrated that testosterone drugs can cause heart attacks and non-fatal cardiac arrhythmia. These studies have prompted the FDA to investigate this serious complication even further. Several cases for cardiac death during and shortly after testosterone drug use are also being investigated. Additional research is expecting to confirm this serious complication.
Testosterone Drugs & Strokes
Strokes (cerebral vascular accidents or “CVA”) are also a serious side-effect of testosterone supplements. These include ischemic stroke, embolic stroke, and hemorrhagic stroke. These conditions can lead to significant disability and even death.
Testosterone Drugs & Blood Clots
Testosterone supplements can increase the risk of blood clot development. Blood clots can be life-threatening if blood flow to vital organs is obstructed. Other conditions, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) can result from the formation of blood clots.
Testosterone Drugs & Deep Vein Thrombosis
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is one of the serious side effects of continued use of testosterone drugs. Deep vein thrombosis occurs when blood clots form in the arms, legs, or pelvic region and cause the veins to be blocked. DVTs are life-threatening and can cause death if not timely diagnosed and treated.
Testosterone Drugs & Pulmonary Embolism
A pulmonary embolism (PE) can occur after using testosterone. The drug causes changes in the number of red blood cells which causes the blood to thicken and clot. These blockages prevent the flow of oxygen to the heart and lungs. If untreated, a pulmonary embolism can cause death.
Testosterone Drugs & Blocked Arteries
Blocked arteries can be caused by use of testosterone. The drug can cause the blood to thicken and block arteries throughout the body. This can cause significant harm. Many patients are forced to undergo surgery to repair arteries that have been damaged by these dangerous drugs.
Testosterone Drugs & Death
Many of the serious health complications from testosterone can cause death. These include heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis. Wrongful death lawsuits are being filed seeking compensation for family members who lost a loved one due to the use of this drug.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Testosterone Lawsuit?
Testosterone therapy, such as the prescription topical treatments Androgel, Testim and Axiron, are used to help boost testosterone levels in men who have a deficiency of the male hormone. Symptoms of low testosterone include decreased libido and low energy.
Researchers found men who used testosterone therapy were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or die after three years of use.
A second study found that men had a significant increase in risk of heart attack and stroke in just the first 90 days of testosterone therapy use. Furthermore, men who started the study with clear, unobstructed coronary arteries were just as likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die as men who entered the study with established coronary artery disease.
The following criteria must be met for a patient to file a testosterone lawsuit:
- Must be male
- Must have used name-brand TRT only, no shots
- Must have had one of the following injuries:
- Heart attack
- Myocardial infarction
- Blood clot
- Sudden cardiac death
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Cardiogenic embolism
- Blindness caused by blood clot to the eye
- Other injury caused by a blood clot
- If injury occurred while patient was taking TRT, must have been taking TRT for at least one month when the injury occurred
- If injury occurred after patient stopped taking TRT, must be no more than 30 days since discontinuation of TRT when injury occurred
Our Testosterone Drug Lawyers Can Help You
Our dangerous drug attorneys can help if you or someone you care about was harmed by testosterone. Lawsuits have been filed against the drug maker by both patients and their families seeking compensation for injuries caused by this dangerous drug. You may be entitled to a settlement. We do not charge any legal fees unless you receive a settlement and we pay all of the case costs. If your claim is not successful for any reason, you do not owe us anything. We put it in all in writing for you. Our testosterone drug lawyers will help you file your lawsuit.
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Our testosterone drug lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:
- Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
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We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.
WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing testosterone drug lawsuit claims.