Low testosterone (known as Low T) can cause a number of symptoms in men including low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depression, reduced muscle mass, and fatigue. To treat these symptoms, an increasing number of medical professionals are prescribing a wide variety of testosterone therapy products to their patients. Testosterone therapy comes in many forms and under many names, including:
Pharmaceutical companies advertise the many supposed benefits of testosterone therapy for men struggling with symptoms and often have commercials during popular televised sporting events or other programming directed toward a largely male audience. However, companies have faced allegations of advertising testosterone products for uses not approved by the FDA and the agency has even issued warnings regarding such uses. In addition, these companies tend to downplay the potential side effects of their testosterone therapy products. Some side effects can be so harmful that the risk of using the product can significantly outweigh the benefits. Unfortunately, many users do not realize the risks until it is too late and they have already suffered injuries.
The potential injuries and complications that may occur depend on the type of Low T product that you have used. Some of the more common side effects that have occurred include:
In addition to the serious side effects for male users, women and children can also suffer harm if they are exposed to testosterone gels or similar products. For instance, women can experience hair growth, skin problems, or complications with an unborn child and children can experience early puberty, bone issues, aggression, or enlarged breasts or genitalia.
Many of the side effects for testosterone products can be life-threatening and require immediate medical treatment. Some victims may require extended hospitalization, surgical procedures, medical monitoring, medications, and more to ensure their safety and recovery. In addition to the physical and emotional suffering that a victim can experience, they also can face significant financial strain as well due to medical bills and lost income. Victims of harmful side effects are often entitled to financial recovery for their losses caused by low testosterone drugs.
Many legal questions can arise regarding testosterone therapy products, including the necessity of testosterone therapy in certain patients and the safety of these products for users. To complicate matters, these products are manufactured by many different companies and the common side effects can vary from product to product. For this reason, legal claims can differ from case to case and each low testosterone case should have a unique approach based on the specific circumstances.
If you believe you have experienced harmful side effects from any type of low testosterone therapy, you should consult with a skilled defective drug law firm that is aware of new developments in testosterone litigation. Zaner Harden Law has the resources and experience needed to bring a low testosterone lawsuit, so please call today for a free consultation.