Provost Umphrey Law Firm is engaged in the investigation of claims made by men who have undergone testosterone therapy (TT) in recent years, and have suffered heart attacks during or after therapy. If you used a testosterone supplement and suffered a heart attack or stroke, or if you had a loved one who died of such an event after using testosterone/"Low-T" supplements, reach out to our attorneys for a free evaluation of your potential legal claim.
Our testosterone litigation lawyers handle cases throughout the United States from offices in Texas, Arkansas and Tennessee. Since our founding in 1969, we have handled major litigation involving pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices and diseases such as mesothelioma nationwide. We believe strongly that legal action by injured people not only vindicates the rights of the injured, but also makes all consumers safer in the process.
New Study Shows Increased Risk of Heart Attack Following Testosterone Therapy
A study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE in January 2014, showed that testosterone therapy increases the risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) in men of all ages. The study of nearly 56,000 testosterone users showed that the risk of heart attack doubled in men over age 65 and nearly tripled in men under age 65 who had histories of heart disease.
A Large Scale Problem
The number of prescriptions written for "Low-T" testosterone therapy has exploded in recent years, from about 1 million in the year 2000 to nearly 5.5 million in 2011. A study published last year in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that 25% of the men who received prescriptions had never even had their testosterone levels tested, and only about half the men who were tested actually had abnormally low testosterone levels, a condition called hypogonadism.
Effective advertising of "Low-T" supplements on television, radio and the Internet has helped drug companies convince men to use these supplements. Whether legal liability for heart attacks lies with these companies or with doctors who prescribe testosterone unnecessarily (or a combination of both) is yet to be decided, as the litigation is in its early stages. What is clear is that anyone who has suffered a heart attack, stroke, blood clots, liver damage or other health complications after taking testosterone should consult with an attorney to discuss a potential claim.
Contact an Experienced Dangerous Drug Lawyer Today
No matter where you are in America, you deserve answers if you or a loved one suffered a heart attack from testosterone therapy. The lawyers of Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Texas are here to help you get those answers.
We offer a free initial case evaluation and charge no attorney fees unless we take your case and succeed in obtaining compensation for you. Call us today toll free at 888-588-1695 or contact us online to begin the process.