National Dangerous Drug Litigation Law Firm Helping Victims of Testosterone Treatment Injuries
Testosterone replacement therapy is the latest big thing, and the pharmaceutical industry is reaping the rewards of its massive marketing campaign, convincing thousands of men that boosting their “T” level will make them stronger and more active. Unfortunately, the use of testosterone gels, patches and other methods have been linked to an increase in heart attack, stroke and death. If you have suffered a cardiac event after taking testosterone, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury. Contact Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy to speak to an attorney experienced in dangerous drug litigation.
Medical Risks of Testosterone Treatment include Heart Attack, Stroke, Death
Testosterone has been used for decades to treat a medical condition known as hypogonadism, where the body fails to produce normal amounts of testosterone. More recently, however, Testosterone Replacement Therapy, or Low T treatment, has been heavily marketed toward older men to boost their testosterone levels which naturally decline with age. Even younger men are being led to believe that taking testosterone can lead to benefits such as increased strength and enhanced sexual ability.
Unfortunately, a frightening amount of data is being released in a series of published studies and reports that show a higher than expected incidence of cardiovascular events among men taking testosterone treatment. The many negative cardiac events and adverse side effects identified so far have included:
- Blood Clots
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Heart Attack
A popular form of the testosterone drug is a topical gel that is absorbed into the bloodstream through the surface of the skin, but there are many other methods of delivery, including a transdermal patch, a topical liquid applied to the underarms, and a buccal mucoadhesive patch applied to the inside of the cheek or on the gums. There are also several injectable varieties of testosterone, including an intramuscular depot injection that delivers the drug over time and a subcutaneous pellet of testosterone implanted under the skin. If you have taken any of the following forms of testosterone and have also suffered an adverse cardiac event, our pharmaceutical products liability attorneys would like to talk to you about the possibility of securing compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering and other legal damages:
About Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy, Experienced Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyers
The Los Angeles law firm of Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy enjoys a national reputation for its skill and expertise in handling complex personal injury and wrongful death litigation, often involving multiple plaintiffs and defendants, in areas including aviation accidents and products liability litigation involving dangerous drugs or defective medical devices. The product liability attorneys at our firm have the knowledge, skill and resources necessary to take on the drug companies and make them pay for releasing dangerous drugs onto the market. If you or a loved one has suffered a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular event or injury during or after a course of testosterone treatment, contact Magaña, Cathcart & McCarthy for a no-cost consultation with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney.