Several recent studies have determined that testosterone supplement drugs can seriously increase certain patients’ risk of suffering a heart attack. These drugs are often prescribed to older men with reduced testosterone levels, a condition commonly referred to as “Low T” or “hypogonadism.” They are generally prescribed in the form of patches, gels, injections, or creams. For years, major pharmaceutical companies have spent millions to market products directly to consumers without providing any warning of the potentially severe risk of heart attacks, strokes, pulmonary embolisms, deep vein thrombosis, blood clots, and even death. Most at risk are men over 65 and younger men with pre-existing heart problems.
Testosterone supplement drugs are often marketed under the following brand names:
On January 1, 2014, the FDA started investigating these testosterone products. While the FDA is still evaluating whether these risks are increased, dozens of lawsuits have already been filed against the various drug manufacturers of the products by individuals across the country who claim to have suffered severe injuries as a result of using a Low T drug.
At Dreyer Boyajian LLP, our Albany defective drug lawyers help people who have been harmed by the use of testosterone supplement drugs. Our firm has been successfully representing clients in products liability cases for over 30 years. We strive to provide our clients with the highest legal and ethical quality of representation. Our goal is simple, getting you the justice that you deserve.
If you or someone you know has suffered serious injury or financial damage because of the use of a testosterone supplement drug, it is important that you speak to an Albany product liability attorney to protect your rights.