Testosterone therapy has become significantly more popular over the last decade. With an aging Baby Boomer generation, many men have needed or been told that they needed testosterone therapy. While many have benefited from the treatment, others faced severe repercussions due to faulty medicine or diagnoses.
Since testosterone therapy drugs are used by both young and old men, the risks of severe issues increases. There have already been documented cases where women have come into contact with the gel or delivery method and had severe side effects. Children that have come into contact with the drug also have faced severe issues.
For many, they believe that since testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone, that this type of therapy does not contain a drug. This could cause many problems, as people become less careful with a potentially deadly treatment. While some cases of testosterone therapy is necessary and properly prescribed by a doctor, other cases see shady doctors giving medicines that are now being discovered with severe side effects.
Among the types of side effects that men are now facing are debilitating cardiovascular issues. While these testosterone therapy drugs claim that they will make a man “feel younger,” instead some men have found weaknesses in their heart and inability to do many of the physical activities that they had done beforehand. A recent study has shown that older men with existing heart issues will have the risk of heart attack sharply increase.
Due to these and other issues, lawsuits against the manufacturers of various testosterone replacement treatments have increased. Some of the effects caused by these popular drugs are just now being discovered, and many men that received these drugs do not yet realize.
If you or a loved one took a testosterone therapy drug such as Androgel, Androderm, Foresta, Striant, or a similar product, you need to call two people: a doctor and an attorney. Get checked for heart issues and keep a record of heart function both before and after taking the drugs. An attorney can help you determine your legal rights after being exposed to such a potentially dangerous treatment. Call an expert in medical malpractice at the Ehline Law Firm PC at 213-596-9642 today for a free, no-pressure consultation.