Testosterone levels naturally begin to drop when men reach the age of 30. In most cases, this drop produces no real problems, but in some instances, men with low testosterone may face serious medical issues. Sudden weight gain, a loss of bone density and muscle mass, chronic fatigue, and mood disorders have all been linked to low levels of testosterone. Several testosterone therapy medications have been approved to treat these particular symptoms of hormone imbalance – unfortunately, these medications also increase risks for heart attack and stroke.
If you or someone you love has suffered cardiac arrest after taking a testosterone replacement medication, please contact The Cochran Firm online or by calling (800) 843-3476 to schedule a free case evaluation today.
Many manufacturers of these potentially dangerous medications have aggressively marketed them for off-label use. This includes claiming these products can increase sperm count, treat erectile dysfunction, improve sexual desire, and even enhance physical abilities. None of these claims have been approved by the FDA, yet testosterone therapy is still being prescribed for such uses.
When you are injured by a medication that was prescribed for off-label use, there may be several parties liable for your damages. These can include the pharmaceutical company itself, the prescribing doctor, and anyone else involved in your obtaining the medication. Similarly, if you were prescribed this medication for approved uses but not properly warned of the significant risks associated with them, you may be entitled to hold the negligent parties accountable and seek compensation for all of your damages.
The experienced pharmaceutical injury attorneys at The Cochran Firm are here to take your case and fight for your rights, helping you secure the total compensation you are due. Please contact one of our many offices to discuss your case with an attorney in your area and learn more about all that you may be entitled to.