Testosterone therapy has become a billion-dollar business. Doctors often
prescribe products such as AndroGel when men complain of fatigue, rather
than finding out what is really wrong with their patients, many of whom
suffer serious heart disease or vascular problems. Instead of properly
testing and examining their patients, doctors rely on the easy diagnosis
“low testosterone” to explain away fatigue or low libido in
men. By attributing these symptoms to “low testosterone,”
doctors fail to find out what is really wrong with their patients, and
as a result men suffer serious, permanent injuries, some of them sadly
and unnecessarily resulting in death.
If you or someone you love suffered a serious problem due to the use of
testosterone prescribed by a doctor, we invite you to contact Mirman,
Markovits & Landau, P.C. to learn about your legal options today.
Personal injury consultations are FREE and confidential.
Testosterone Products: Quick Facts
- As of 2011, prescription testosterone sales reached $1.6 billion.
- Lawsuits allege that low testosterone therapies are linked to various heart-related events.
- From 2001 to 2011, the number of men with a Low T prescription tripled.
- Some say testosterone therapy offers no benefits to healthy men.
- A Boston University study indicated that older men who take testosterone
drugs are five times likelier to experience heart problems.
Failure to Warn
Thousands of men have already begun to file lawsuits over testosterone
products and supplements, saying they were not properly warned of the
side effects. Some claim that pharmaceutical companies misled people regarding
the benefits of Low T drugs. Many say their doctors failed to properly
evaluate them, and instead relied on testosterone products, while they
were really suffering heart or vascular problems.
Popular Testosterone Products
Testosterone products are often prescribed to men dealing with hypogonadism,
infertility, low libido, and fatigue. Those products include, but are
not limited to:
Risks for Older Men, Questionable Benefits for Healthy Men
Research out of Boston University School of Medicine showed that older
men taking testosterone drugs were
five times more likely to experience heart problems than older men who took a placebo. Some believe
testosterone therapies will not benefit healthy men, and could, in fact,
pose more risks than any supposed benefits.
Learn Your Legal Rights and Options
If you or someone you love suffered a heart-related issue, while using
a testosterone product such as AndroGel, we encourage you to contact the
attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. today. We have handled
more than 20,000 cases and recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts
and settlements for our clients. Tell us about your problem – we’re
here to help.