Increased Risk of Heart Failure from Testosterone Replacement Therapies

February 7, 2014

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) has become increasingly more popular each year. In fact, in recent years, the use of popular testosterone treatments such as AndroGel, Androderm, Testim, and Axiron have increased more than a factor of five, and have more than $1.9 million in sales in the year 2012 alone! These treatments are used for men who experience Low Testosterone or “Low T”. The sales of these products are driven by marketing to men who seek treatment for the condition of having little to no testosterone if they feel loss of energy or libido; factors previously considered natural in aging. Studies on these products now show that young men with a history of heart disease and older men who may have had no preexisting conditions or diagnosis of heart disease are 2 times more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, or deep vein thrombosis that those who didn’t receive any testosterone treatment. In fact, some data reveals that taking testosterone may increase a man’s overall risk of a heart attack by 36%; a risk which is substantially higher for men over the age of 65.

Legal Commentary
Our firm represents victims of the dangerous and deadly testosterone replacement therapies. If you or a loved one have used testosterone replacement therapies such as AndroGel, Androderm, Testim, and Axiron and have experienced cardiac adverse effects, we encourage you to consult with one of our Pharmaceutical attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical or funeral expenses. Although no monetary value can compensate for the death of a loved one who used any of these products, a successful claim will hopefully compensate for pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead testosterone replacement therapy lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing testosterone replacement therapy victims and families harmed by dangerous treatments on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bare of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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