TESTOSTERONE TREATMENT AND RISK OF HEART ATTACKS
The Attorneys at Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard are investigating lawsuits on behalf of those who have been injured by testosterone replacement therapy. Various forms of testosterone replacement have been used historically to treat conditions such as hypogonadism where the body is not producing enough testosterone. More recently, pharmaceutical companies who make testosterone replacements, have begun aggressive marketing campaigns to the public in order to increase demand for their products and their market share. In 2012 alone Abbott Laboratories spent 80 million dollars on their “Is it Low-T” television and print ad campaign. These aggressive marketing tactics has resulted in a dramatic increase in the scope and use of male hormone replacement therapy. Some of the most commonly used testosterone gels on the market include:
Hormone replacement therapy can take many forms including pills, patches, gels and injections. The trendy testosterone gels comprise nearly 90% of the 2 billion dollar testosterone replacement market. Unfortunately, as their use has increased we are seeing many of the negative side effects that may not have been fully disclosed by the manufacturers of these products. The risks of testosterone replacement therapy include problems such as:
- heart attacks or myocardial infarctions;
- strokes, including transient ischemic attacks (known as “mini-strokes” or TIAs);
- Blood clots including pulmonary and cerebral aneurisms;
- Coronary artery disease
On January 31, 2014 the FDA announced that it would undertake an investigation of testosterone treatment and the risk of heart attacks, stroke and death in men.
If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack, stroke or embolism while taking testosterone supplements or “low-T” therapy call our office today for a free consultation. We will be happy to provide you with information at no charge and evaluate whether you have a case we can help you with. We have a proven track record of success in going up against large corporate interests and will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call today for a free case evaluation.
Missouri Testosterone Treatment Litigation Attorneys
At the firm of Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard in St. Louis, we represent people who have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of others.
Founded in 1976, our firm combines the talents of four highly skilled trial lawyers, each of whom has received the highest possible AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. We handle cases throughout Missouri and southern Illinois.
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