Our Des Moines testosterone lawyers are currently investigating testosterone lawsuits for men who have suffered serious injuries and harm from the use of low testosterone replacement therapy (“Low T” drugs). Common injuries and serious medical conditions associated with the Low T drugs include myocardial infarction, heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE), and blood clots. In some cases, death can occur after use of this drug.
Testosterone therapy is delivered as a gel, patch, pills or injection. It is used to help treat men who suffer from below-normal testosterone levels. These drugs are being aggressively advertised by pharmaceutical companies and are no heavily prescribed by physicians to men of all age groups. However, many men have significant risk factors and the risks of these drugs often far outweigh any benefits.
In fact, on January 31, 2013 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that they are re-examining the safety of testosterone replacement after two studies revealed a higher risk of heart attacks and strokes in men who used the drug. There have been similar findings in other studies and additional research is ongoing. In the meantime, men are still using these supplements and significant harm is being done.
The leading testosterone drug brands associated with serious injuries include AndroGel, Androderm, Axiron, Bio-T-Gel, Delatestryl, Depo-Testosterone, Fortesta, Striant, Testim, and Testopel. There are also many generic brands being sold to consumers.
In addition to physicians in private practice, some of the largest community hospitals and clinics that prescribe and administer testosterone replacement therapy include:
- Methodist West Hospital
- Iowa Lutheran Hospital
- Iowa Methodist Medical Center
- Mercy Medical Center
- Broadlawns Medical Center
- Mary Greeley Medical Center
- Skiff Medical Center
If you or someone you care about has suffered injury or harm as a result of testosterone treatment, you need the help of an experienced Des Moines testosterone lawyer. Lawsuits are currently being filed seeking compensation for the harm caused by these drugs, including pain and suffering, disability, loss of income, and medical expenses. In cases involving death, we will pursue a wrongful death lawsuit for the surviving family members.
You need the best Des Moines testosterone lawyer for your case. For more information on your Des Moines testosterone lawsuit and to get started on your case today, call our award winning law firm office now at (866) 280-4722. Our top rated attorneys will start investigating your case immediately and explain the claim process to you from start to finish. Call today for your Free, No Obligation Case Review!