Topical Testosterone Cream
Ward Black Law, a Greensboro-based personal injury firm, stands ready to represent individuals who have suffered serious side effects from the use of testosterone cream and gel products. Some of these products include:
One recent study found a two-fold increase in the risk of heart attack in men 65 or older within 90 days of beginning testosterone therapy. Those under the age of 65 with a history of heart disease had a two- to three-fold increased risk of having a heart attack in the same time period.
Background on Testosterone Products
Testosterone products including creams and gels are often prescribed to males whose bodies are not making enough testosterone naturally. Testosterone is the male hormone that drives development of sex organs and controls other sex characteristics. When men do not produce enough of the hormone, they are often diagnosed with hypogonadism and prescribed a cream or gel to stimulate testosterone production. These products are applied directly to the patient’s skin.
Risk Factors for Patients
Many who have used testosterone creams and gels have suffered serious health issues such as:
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Cerebral infarction (ischemic stroke)
- Sudden cardiac death
Studies indicate that older patients especially had an increased risk for heart attack after using topical testosterone. Concern continues to mount as older and middle-aged men develop – and sometimes die – from these serious side effects.
Testosterone creams and gels may also be transferred to others if they touch or rub skin where the drug was applied. In many cases, this skin-to-skin contact has harmed children or loved ones of men using testosterone products.
Signs and Symptoms
Many patients using topical testosterone products report the following symptoms. These often go away on their own, but sometimes lead to more serious medical conditions such as heart attacks.
- High blood pressure
- Enlarged prostate
- Urinary problems
- Increased serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels
Filing a Claim
Have you (or a loved one) suffered a heart attack or serious injury after using a testosterone product?
The experienced dangerous products lawyers at Ward Black Law in Greensboro, N.C., have years of experience representing clients and victims of harmful medical products. We are available to answer questions and conduct a free case review. Let us focus on your case while you focus on recovery. Call Ward Black Law today at 336-333-2244, or toll-free at 1-877-256-1214. You may also reach Ward Black Law by email or online inquiry.