Study Shows Testosterone Treatment May Lead to Heart Attacks
February 10, 2014
Manufacturers of the medications we take have a responsibility to ensure the safety of the products they put on the market. Any failure to do so can lead to the drug being deemed defective and thus, subject to recall and costly court battles. The Norfolk Product Liability Attorneys with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley explain such allegations may be in the future for medications used in testosterone therapies after studies showed use of the hormone could increase the chances of heart attacks in patients.
The data was culled from information gathered by Truven Health Analytics and examined the cases of roughly 55,593 men who were undergoing testosterone treatments because they suffered a condition known as “Low-T”, where a man’s testosterone levels drop off with age. The large study concluded that men undergoing the therapy who had a history of cardiovascular disease had a risk of suffering a heart attack that was two times greater than other participant’s risk levels. The study also showed the risk was directly related to the medication and not to engaging in sexual behavior.
The study was not the first to reach these conclusions though. Three years ago, a smaller study was published that found testosterone treatment could increase the chances of adverse cardiovascular events. Read more about the study here.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell Stanley say we are the hammer and dangerous medications, along with the doctors who prescribe them, are the nails. Let us help you hold those who have caused you harm responsible for their actions!