Although the negative brain impact was not seen among men of other races who were included in the study, other studies have shown that, among men with heart disease and low testosterone levels, the use of testosterone therapy increased the risk of serious problems including heart attack, stroke, and death of nearly 30 percent.
In addition to risk of stroke and heart attack, testosterone therapy has a number of other side effects, including:
- Acne and oily skin
- Lower sperm count (which can cause infertility)
- Higher red blood cell count (which can increase risk of heart attack and stroke)
- Shrinkage of the testicles
- Larger breasts
- Worsening of urinary symptoms
- Increased male pattern baldness
Liability for Testosterone-Related Medical Conditions
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently investigating the risks and dangers of testosterone therapy in light of the recent data linking testosterone to stroke and heart attacks. The Chicago testosterone lawyers continue to monitor legal developments in connection with testosterone, and we are committed to helping the victims of testosterone injuries obtain full and fair financial compensation.
Manufacturers of unsafe pharmaceuticals, including testosterone gels and other forms of testosterone therapy, can be held accountable for their products. If you have suffered testosterone side effects, you may be able to recover money damages for medical bills, lost wages, and emotional distress. Approximately 30 testosterone lawsuits were recently consolidated in a Judicial Executive Committee pending before U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly in the Northern District of Illinois.
Moreover, doctors who negligently and unnecessarily prescribe testosterone replacement therapy could also be liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The Chicago testosterone attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC are committed to protecting the victims of unsafe pharmaceuticals, such as testosterone replacement therapy. We have considerable experience representing clients in a wide variety of personal injury and product liability lawsuits, including class actions lawsuits based on unsafe pharmaceutical drugs. If you have suffered serious testosterone side effects, contact the skilled Chicago unsafe pharmaceutical drug law firm of Ankin Law Offices, LLC at (312) 600-0000 to discuss a possible testosterone lawsuit.