A recent study has found that testosterone supplements can cause heart attacks in middle-aged and older men. Men with signs of heart problems were 30% more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke, or die compared to healthy men who didn’t take testosterone supplements, according to the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Signs and symptoms of a testosterone heart attack may include arm weakness, shortness of breath, and discomfort in other areas of the upper body.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack after taking a testosterone supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the testosterone booster and we can help.
What is Low Testosterone Therapy?
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is prescribed to men to combat the natural decline in testosterone as they age. It helps improve sex drive, strengthen bone density, and build muscle mass. In 2011, over five million prescriptions for testosterone were written in the U.S. TRT is most often administered as a gel, patch or injection. The following products treat low testosterone:
Risks of Testosterone Boosters
Men who underwent testosterone replacement therapy with the following health problems had the greatest risk of heart attack, according to the JAMA study:
- Plaque buildup
- Artery blockage
- High cholesterol
What is a Heart Attack?
A heart attack occurs when the flow of oxygen-rich (red) blood to a portion of heart muscle gets blocked, and the heart is unable to receive oxygen. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, that section of heart muscle dies. Symptoms of a heart attack include:
- Chest pain
- Chest discomfort
- Chest pressure
- Arm weakness
- Shortness of breath
- Discomfort in other areas of the upper body
It is important to understand that not all heart attacks begin with these symptoms. The symptoms of a heart attack vary from person to person. Some people have few if any symptoms, and are surprised to learn they’ve had a heart attack. If you’ve already had a heart attack, your symptoms may not be the same for another one.
Testosterone Heart Attack Lawsuit Allegations
According to allegations raised in testosterone heart attack lawsuits, the makers of TRT products placed their desire for profits before public safety by:
- Failing to adequately research the risk of heart attack from testosterone boosters, particularly among men with a history of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, blocked arteries, diabetes, and obesity.
- Aggressively marketing testosterone supplements in direct-to-consumer advertisements that encourage otherwise healthy men to seek prescription medications for “Low T.”
- Withholding information from the public about the risk of heart attack from testosterone therapy.
Do I Have a Testosterone Heart Attack 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 Testosterone Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new testosterone heart attack cases in all 50 states.
Free Testosterone Heart Attack Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack after taking a testosterone supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Testosterone Heart Attack Suit and we can help.