Testosterone is a male sex hormone that naturally decreases in the body as a man ages. This dip in testosterone levels can cause symptoms such as such as fatigue, depression, low libido, decreased muscle mass, and increased body fat.
In recent years, millions of American men have been prescribed testosterone replacement drugs to combat these typical signs of aging. In fact, the companies that make these “Low-T” drugs use aggressive marketing to encourage patients and doctors to continue using these products that can sometimes have dangerous side effects.
Studies have shown that testosterone replacement medications can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from related conditions. The drug companies that sell these potentially harmful products often do so without disclosing the involved risks. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires makers of prescribed testosterone products to include label warnings concerning the possible dangerous side effects and further clinical testing is necessary to determine exactly how unsafe these medications can be.
If you or a loved one has taken Low-T drugs or used products to treat low testosterone and suffered serious health complications or death, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our dedicated legal team at Iannella & Mummolo to learn more.