Recent studies revealed that men over the age of 65 who take testosterone therapy are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack. The risk almost tripled in younger men who also had a history of heart disease. While testosterone therapies can have certain health benefits, such as enhanced facial hair and masculine features in men, doctors may be prescribing therapies to men whose testosterone levels have not been tested, unnecessarily exposing them to the higher risk of cardiovascular complications and heart attacks. If you have suffered a serious complication from testosterone therapy, testosterone therapy lawsuit lawyers in Florida may be able to help.
What is Testosterone Therapy?
Testosterone therapy helps treat low testosterone blood levels, producing improved strength, libido, and muscle mass in men who suffer from fatigue, low sex drive, and other symptoms. Common testosterone therapies are:
Testosterone Therapy Statistics
In 2011, 5.3 million prescriptions for testosterone therapy were prescribed by doctors, five times the amount of prescriptions from 2000. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, from 2001 to 2011, the number of adult males taking testosterone therapy tripled and results in 1.6 billion dollars each year.
Petitions for Black Box Label
Consumer groups are petitioning for the Food and Drug Administration to add a Black Box label, the highest warning label, on testosterone therapy medications. While many drug makers are marketing testosterone therapy to a younger audience, others are pushing for rigorous clinical trials about the medication’s risks and want doctors to clearly explain the risk to men who are interested in testosterone therapy drugs, especially those who may have existing cardiovascular complications.
What If I Suffer a Heart Attack Due to Testosterone Therapy?
Drug makers should state the complications and side effects a medication contains on the drug’s label. If you were not warned about the serious side effects and risks of a heart attack and suffered one while on testosterone therapy, you may be able to file a dangerous drug lawsuit. Testosterone therapy lawsuit lawyers in Florida may be able to help you obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact testosterone therapy lawsuit lawyers at 1-888-BURNETTI for a free case evaluation.