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Testosterone Therapy FAQs

Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is a relatively new market. In a short period of time, the TRT industry has grown into a billion-dollar industry. This is in part thanks to aggressive advertising campaigns that focus on the benefits of "low T" therapies while ignoring the serious health risks.

If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack, stroke or other adverse health event after using testosterone replacement therapies, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Gibbs & Fuerst, LLP, for help. Call our Murrieta office at 951-813-2614 or our San Diego office at 619-618-2979. We are currently handling TRT mass tort claims on behalf of men throughout Southern California.

Testosterone Therapy FAQs

After suffering a heart attack, stroke or other adverse health event, many men are unsure what went wrong, or what caused their health problem. At Gibbs & Fuerst, LLP, we are here to help you find answers. Below are some of the most common question about TRT, the health risks involved and the legal recourse available.

What is testosterone therapy?

  • The FDA approved testosterone replacement therapies have been approved by the FDA to treat men who suffer from low levels of testosterone. Therapies can take many different forms including oral medications, skin gels, injections and patches.
    What are examples of medications used to treat low testosterone?

There are many "low T" drugs and therapies on the market. Some of the most popular brands include:

  • AndroGel
  • Androderm
  • Axiron
  • Bio-T-Gel
  • Depo-Testosterone
  • Fortesta
  • Striant
  • Testim & Testopel

What are the possible health risks associated with using the medications prescribed to treat low testosterone?

  • Recent medical studies have indicated that the use of testosterone drugs and supplements can increase the risk of heart attacks in middle-aged men and older men who have a history of heart disease. Ischemic stroke is another serious health risk associated with the use of testosterone drugs and supplements.

What is the link between the use of medications used to treat low testosterone and the increase in risk of heart attack?

  • According to recent research, the use of testosterone causes an increase in the body’s production of red blood cells. Red blood cells can coagulate and make a person’s blood thicker. This thickening of the blood can be especially harmful to men with certain heart issues, especially those with narrowing of the arteries.

I had a heart attack while using "low T" therapies. What are my rights?

  • Men who suffer heart attack, stroke, blood clot or other adverse cardiac events while undergoing testosterone replacement therapies may have a legal claim against the drug/therapy manufacturer. At Gibbs & Fuerst, LLP, we will evaluate your claim, advise you of your rights and represent your interests during every stage of your claim.

My loved one passed away after using a "low T" product. Do I have any rights?

  • If your loved one passed away from heart attack, stroke of another cardiac event after using TRTs, you may be entitled to compensation. At Gibbs & Fuerst, LLP, we will evaluate your case and advise you of your right to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.

I do not see warning labels related to heart risk on the testosterone drugs and/or supplements I am taking. Does this mean they are safe to take?

  • Testosterone drugs and supplements used to treat low testosterone currently carry no warnings of heart risk on their labels. However, prominent advocacy groups have called for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to address this issue.

What should I do if I am experiencing any side effects related to taking testosterone drugs and supplements used to treat “low T?"

  • Contact your doctor immediately to schedule an appointment and then please consider contacting us to discuss your legal rights and remedies.

How much will it cost me to have my case evaluated?

  • Nothing. There is no charge for the initial consultation regarding your claim.

What are the attorney’s fees if I choose to hire you?

  • Our firm works on a contingent fee basis. Our fee is a percentage of the recovery. You do not pay any attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for you.

Is this a class action lawsuit?

  • No. We handle and file your claim individually. Throughout the entire process, our attorneys and staff will work with you to make sure you are kept informed of every development in your testosterone therapy lawsuit and that all of your questions are answered.

What damages would I receive if the case is successful?

  • In California damages in a successful product liability case may include recovery for past medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity in the future, past and future mental anguish, and past and future pain and suffering.

For More Information Contact Gibbs & Fuerst, LLP

At Gibbs & Fuerst, LLP, we are committed to our clients. We help men hold TRT manufacturers liable for the injuries caused by their dangerous drugs and maximize our clients' rights to compensation. Contact us today at 951-813-2614 or 619-618-2979.

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