The use of testosterone has been linked to a far greater incidence of cardiovascular problems — including serious and even fatal heart attacks and strokes — among older men and younger men with a history of heart disease.
The findings of a study released in February 2014 caused the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to announce a reassessment of the safety of testosterone products, a steroidal hormone which has been heavily promoted and increasingly popular in recent years.
There are many brands of testosterone – known colloquially as “Super T” — but among the most popular are AndroGel, Androderm, Axiron, Delatestryl, Fortesta, Striant, Testim and Testopel.
If you or a loved one suffered serious cardiovascular injury or death after using a testosterone product, you should call a testosterone attorney. Kline & Specter, PC, with more than 40 lawyers, several of whom are also highly skilled medical doctors, has the experience and expertise to litigate cases involving personal injury due to pharmaceutical products. The Philadelphia-based law firm, which handles injury cases nationwide, was a key player in the $4.85 billion Vioxx settlement and also played important roles in massive legal settlements involving the diet drug Phen Fen and denture cream products.
Testosterone in recent years has been sold as a way to boost energy, strength and sex drive among middle-aged and older men and as a panacea for a range of ailments, including depression. Its use almost quadrupled from 2001 to 2011. The hormone can be taken by injection, transdermal patch, orally and through the use of implanted pellets.
If you have been harmed by a testosterone product, please call Kline & Specter at 800-243-1100.