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11 Feb 2014

Testosterone Supplements May Cause Serious Health Risks

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Our top rated dangerous drug lawyers are currently investigating cases for patients suffering from serious complications and injuries from a testosterone supplement.  When a patient suffers from serious health-related conditions as a result of a treatment drug that has proven to be dangerous and cause harm, it can give rise to a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Testosterone Supplements Health RisksIn the filing of testosterone lawsuits, any of these pharmaceutical companies may be liable as they manufactured several of the different types of supplements: Endo Pharmaceuticals, Unigen Life Sciences, Lilly USA, LLC, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and AbbVie Inc.

Testosterone supplements or low testosterone therapy is a very common treatment among men.  This is because between two and four million men in the US alone suffer from below-normal testosterone levels, and these supplements are used as a hormone replacement.  In fact, in recent years sales have increased more than five-fold to more than 5 million and $1.6 billion in the U.S. sales in 2011.  In 2011, 5.3 million prescriptions for testosterone were written in the U.S.

However, even though these supplements have proven to help increase testosterone levels in men, research has shown that there is a direct association between these supplements and dangerous health complications.  In fact, studies done by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reveal that men with heart problems who are taking low testosterone treatments are 30 percent more likely to suffer a stroke, heart attack or death compared to healthy men who do not take the supplements.

Some of the most common serious health compilations associated with the use of testosterone supplements include:

  • Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Hemorrhagic Stroke
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Stroke
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
  • Death

Any patient who suffers from any one of the following injuries while taking low testosterone supplements does have legal rights and may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the liable manufacturing company.  This includes any of the one of the following products: AndroGel, Androderm, Axirom, Bio-T-Gel, Delastestryl, Dep-Testosterone, Fortesta, Striant, Testim, or Testopel.

For more information about filing a claim or to speak with an experienced and qualified attorney who has the knowledge, expertise, and skill to win these cases, call our award winning law firm office now at (866) 280-4722.  Our attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and can help you attain the justice you deserve.  Best of all we offer a No Win, No Fee Promise which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim.  Call today to learn your legal rights!

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