Dangers of Testosterone Replacement Therapy

Millions of men use some form of testosterone replacement therapy every day. They believe the products they use will help them.

But, recent medical studies have shown a link between the use of testosterone replacement products and the increased risk of developing dangerous medical conditions.

What is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

Testosterone is a hormone produced by men that can help them maintain:

  • muscle strength and mass
  • bone density
  • red blood cell production
  • sperm production
  • sexual drive
  • fat distribution

As men age, their bodies naturally begin producing less testosterone. But, many men experience an abnormal decrease in the amount of testosterone they produce. This condition is known as hypogonadism. It results in decreased energy, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, and other problems.

Testosterone replacement therapy helps boost the testosterone levels of those with hypogonadism and helps them maintain their normal functions. Synthetic testosterone is absorbed into the bloodstream through the use of:

  • pills
  • creams
  • gels
  • patches
  • injections
  • implants

Testosterone Replacement Therapy Complications and Side Effects

Testosterone replacement therapy was meant to treat men with hypogonadism. But, marketing of the products in recent years has led an increased number of men experiencing the natural decline of testosterone production to try testosterone replacement products. With the increased usage of the products, certain side effects became more noticeable.

Medical studies have shown the use of testosterone replacement therapy to cause the following:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke (including “mini-strokes”)
  • Blood Clots in the brain, lungs, eyes, spine, arms, or legs
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Male infertility
  • Liver toxicity
  • Depression
  • Aggression
  • Death

Compensation for Testosterone Replacement Therapy Injuries

Some research claims manufacturers of testosterone replacement products may have known about the side effects. But, it seems they may have failed to properly inform medical professionals and the public. This negligence could make them liable for any injuries caused by the use of their products.

If liable, the company would compensate for:

  • All Medical Costs (past, present, and future)
  • Loss of Wages (past, current and projected)
  • Physical Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Loss of Spousal Consortium

Getting Help with Your Testosterone Replacement Therapy Claim

Have you used testosterone replacement products and believe they have caused you harm? You could receive compensation from the product manufacturer.

But, a testosterone replacement therapy claim can be complicated. You will need evidence that the product caused you harm and that the manufacturer knew of the possibility it would. The manufacturer will have experienced attorneys doing everything they can dispute your claim. You need someone on your side to fight for your rights.

Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience helping clients get the compensation they deserve. Contact us for a free evaluation of your claim and let us see if we can help you. Let us help protect your rights.