What are the side effects of Low-T treatment?

There are several side effects related to treatments for low testosterone. Some less serious ones include headaches, acne, and itching, while more serious ones include blistering of the skin, nausea, and problems with urination.

The direst side effects include heart attack, pulmonary embolism, and stroke — all of which can lead to death. Sleep apnea is another serious condition that may arise from or worsen with testosterone therapies.

Why did my doctor prescribe Low-T treatment if it has these side effects?

Testosterone therapies are prescribed to help men feel more vigorous, both in terms of a boost in libido and heightened energy level in addition to increased strength. Low-T treatments have desirable anti-aging properties. In recent years, these treatments have become more controversial in their administration.

What places me at a higher risk of adverse effects with Low-T treatment?

If you have a history of heart disease, studies have shown you may be at higher risk of heart attack when being treated with a testosterone therapy.

You may also be at higher risk if you have a pre-diagnosed case of sleep apnea, or if you have a history of blood clotting or stroke.

Has any legal action been taken against manufacturers of Low-T treatments based on these findings?

AndroGel and several other Low-T treatments have recently been linked to increased risk of cardiac issues — specifically heart attack and stroke — as well as other potential side effects. The number of claims against such treatments has increased recently upon release of a study chronicling adverse effects in the Journal of the American Medical Association in November 2013.

Five lawsuits were filed against AbbVie Inc. and Abbott Laboratories, Inc. — the manufacturers of AndroGel — on Feb. 4, 2014, in Illinois federal court. Many more are expected to follow.

How do I know if I have a viable case in a Low-T treatment lawsuit?

If you or someone you know has suffered a heart attack, pulmonary embolism, stroke, or other serious side effect while undergoing treatment for low testosterone, you may have a case for filing a claim.

What should I do if I want to pursue legal action?

If you believe you have developed and suffered from one of the serious conditions linked to the use of low testosterone treatments, first see a qualified health care professional. You should also report the incident to your physician and the FDA.

To find out if you are eligible to file a claim in the Low-T lawsuit, contact McDivitt Law Firm at 877-846-4878 or click here for a free and confidential case evaluation.