Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Have you or someone you loved been made sick by Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)?
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether TRT increases the risk in men for heart attack, stroke and death. The agency also recently issued a warning that the use of TRT’s could lead to blood clots. http://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm401746.htm
TRT is a hormone replacement treatment for men designed to help them counteract low testosterone, a side effect of the normal course of aging in males. Low testosterone can cause low sex drive, fatigue, muscle loss and weight gain.
Many TRT drugs and therapy options saw enormous growth in prescriptions after the Food and Drug Administration-approval was granted to this “miracle cure.” While TRT is highly effective for many men, it has been linked to heart attack and stroke in many others, often resulting in death; in fact, men who receive testosterone replacement are at a 30% higher risk of these ailments within the first three years after receiving treatment. Even in men who started their TRT with completely unobstructed arteries, the likelihood of heart attack, stroke, or death in these patients is equally high.
Several topical TRT treatments, including Androgel, Testim, and Axiron, are used to help boost testosterone levels in men who have a deficiency of the male hormone. If you or a loved one are a current or former user of any of these products and have recently suffered a heart attack or stroke – or a loved one suffered one of these conditions or died – you may be entitled to compensation.
Grimes Teich Anderson LLP serves only the victims of negligent parties and their actions. Let our experienced team of attorneys represent you. Waiting for a company to offer you a settlement can be disappointing and usually fruitless, as corporations and their attorneys are only out to protect their own interests. Similarly, underestimating the value or delaying the filing could cost you many of your legal rights, and if you attempt to handle your case alone even the slightest legal misstep could cost you a great deal of money. If you were the victim of a TRT-manufacturer’s negligence, do not attempt to handle your claim without a Grimes Teich Anderson personal injury or product liability attorney representing you. If you try to handle your case without effective representation, you may not collect all that you are entitled to receive.Free Case Evaluation
If you or a loved one suffered a stroke, heart attack, or death after receiving Testosterone Replacement Therapy, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other costs associated with your illness. If this situation sounds familiar to you, contact Grimes Teich Anderson today at 800.533.6845 and ask for your free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. You can also complete a free case evaluation form online.
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