You’ve seen the ads ––take a testosterone supplement to feel younger, more vibrant, and stronger. It’s a compelling message for men. Unfortunately, it may also be a deadly one. The Journal of the American Medical Association conducted a study of more than 8,000 men and found that men who used testosterone supplements were 29% more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke within three years of taking the supplement.
Another study showed that men over the age of 65 had a double risk of a heart attack within 90 days of starting testosterone therapy.
In January of this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an alert stating that it was investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking testosterone products.
Just how dangerous can testosterone be? In 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine reported that a clinical study found a higher rate of adverse cardiovascular events in older men resulting in the study being brought to a halt by the study’s Data and Monitoring Board
None of the testosterone products came with any kind of a warning to the patients or even to their prescribing doctors. Those who have suffered adverse effects from testosterone are eligible to file claims of a defective product, breach of warranty, negligence, and misprepresentation.
Here at SGB we are dedicated to victims of dangerous products. We are based in Seattle, but our work covers all of Washington State. Our team of litigation attorneys is ready to assist you. If you or someone in your family has suffered a heart attack or stroke sometime after having taken testosterone, we welcome your inquiry - we would be happy to provide a prompt and confidential evualtion of your case.