Men who had a stroke after using Striant, a widely-prescribed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drug, may be eligible to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their damages. The lawyers at Schmidt & Clark, LLP, are currently investigating cases on behalf of men whose stroke followed the use of a prescription testosterone booster. Men who have already filed lawsuits over Striant seek compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering and other damages that may have been incurred by their situation.
Free Striant Stroke Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a stroke after using Striant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Striant and we can help.
What is ‘Low T’ Treatment?
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), also known as ‘Low T’ treatment, is designed to raise the naturally-occurring hormone in men who may be suffering from low or non-existent levels, a condition referred to as hypogonadism. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has specifically stated that testosterone boosters should only be prescribed to men suffering from low levels of testosterone caused by underlying genetic conditions, chemotherapy side effects, problems with the hypothalamus or pituitary glands, or serious health concerns.
However, a number of recent Testosterone Lawsuits allege that this is not always the case, as manufacturers have been accused of marketing the drugs to men with normal T levels. A February 2014 article published in the New York Times stated that pharmaceutical companies have marketed their products “as a cure-all for low energy, low libido, depression and other ills among middle-aged men.”
According to the Times, prescriptions for testosterone supplements like Striant quadrupled in American men over the age of 40 between 2000 and 2011. Approximately one in 25 men over the age of 60 is currently undergoing TRT, the article also noted.
Striant Linked to Stroke, Cardiovascular Risks
Recent studies have determined that testosterone supplements like Striant may increase users’ risk of having a stroke or other severe cardiovascular health consequences. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in November 2013 found that men who underwent a coronary angiography were nearly 30% more likely to have a stroke if they received testosterone supplementation. As a result of these findings, in January 2014, the FDA announced that it had launched an investigation into the health risks involved with using testosterone supplements like Striant.
What are the Symptoms of a Stroke?
Symptoms of a stroke may include:
- Numbness on one side of the body
- Loss of vision / problems with vision
- Change in alertness
- Sudden intense headache
Unfortunately, if a stroke patient is not treated in a timely manner, they may suffer permanent brain damage, loss of movement, or death.
Treatment & Prognosis (Outlook)
Stroke treatment can only begin once the patient is admitted to the hospital. Strokes are the most dangerous immediately after they occur, so the sooner the patient receives treatment, the better the long-term outlook. Specific courses of treatment depend on whether the episode is caused by a blood clot (ischemic) or by bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic). For ischemic strokes, treatment focuses on restoring blood flow, while hemorrhagic strokes are managed by controlling bleeding.
Side Effects of Striant
In addition to having the potential to cause a stroke, Striant has also been linked to the following serious side effects:
- Heart attack
- Blood clot
- Pulmonary embolism
- Transient ischemic attack (aka ‘mini-stroke’)
- Sudden death
Do I Have a Striant Stroke Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Striant Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Striant Stroke cases in all 50 states.
Free Striant Stroke Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a stroke after taking Striant, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Striant Stroke Suit and we can help.