No one likes getting older, or at least we don’t like certain aspects of the aging process. Men are just as susceptible to poor self-image as they age as women are. That’s why it wasn’t too much of a surprise when late night infomercials on TV began discussing a ‘quick fix’ for some of the less pleasant aspects of getting older, such as decreased energy, decreased muscle mass, lost sex drive and poorer memory.
Enter testosterone therapy. Hailed by the infomercials as a cure all for the ‘ills’ of male aging, it could supposedly change lives. What these infomercials did not mention, however, was that all of this good stuff could come with a big price; a man’s overall health.
For all that this therapy for ‘low-T’ promised that men would benefit from an improved body, mind and even libido some found that they also were now at greater risk for strokes, heart attacks or blood clots. These dangerous, potentially deadly side effects were not highlighted in any of these commercials, for obvious reasons. There was, in some, that droning voice that quickly lists some of the potential side effects, but very few listened to it, concentrating instead on all the great promises the effervescent infomercial hosts made.
Our firm is not accepting cases regarding prostate cancer and testosterone therapy. Our work is currently limited to representing those who started testosterone therapy to address ‘low-T’.
Some of the testosterone therapy products under scrutiny for their potentially deadly side effects include the following:
Is Low T even a Real Health Condition?
Low T has become something of a buzzword, but the question is, is it also really a valid medical condition and does testosterone therapy really help reverse those natural effects of the aging process like a lowered sex drive and a loss of muscle mass?
Medically, there is a condition known as male hypogonadism and it is a condition in which the male body ceases to produce enough testosterone due to a testicular or pituitary gland problem. Hypogonadism can result in many of the problems discussed in those Low T Infomercials. However, according to medical experts, it is a relatively rare condition and for most men things like loss of libido, increased fatigue and a loss of muscle tone are simply the result of getting older.
As far as the FDA is concerned, while they are still investigating the issue in general, one thing is clear—T estosterone therapy is only for men with a diagnosed associated medical condition called male hypogonadism, not by men without that official diagnosis. The agency confirmed this advice in a 2014 safety announcement that also warned of the risk of heart attack, stroke and death to those making use of testosterone therapy in general.
If you believe that you suffered adverse health effects as a result of taking prescription testosterone to combat ‘low-T’ you may be eligible for compensation for your pain and suffering. To learn more, simply complete our online contact form or call (866) 347-7765 to speak with an experienced attorney in complete confidence.