Testosterone Therapy Heart Attack Cases Now Being Heard in Chicago

by Staff Blogger | October 13th, 2015

A man’s sex drive, muscle mass, and energy can decrease as he ages due to a decrease in a hormone called testosterone. Many men undergo hormone replacement therapy to ward off these symptoms of aging. However, the drug injury attorneys at Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough explain that such treatments can put men at an increased risk of suffering adverse cardiac events.

Testosterone therapy heart attacks came to light when reports began to surface that men were suffering cardiac events after beginning testosterone therapy drugs. These reports prompted a team of researchers from Harvard Medical School to study the potential risks. They found the chances of an older male having a heart attack or stroke while undergoing testosterone therapy can be as much as 30 times higher than that of a man not taking these medications. This is because testosterone can cause an overproduction of red blood cells, which can lead to the development of blood clots.

These findings have led to a number of lawsuits against the makers of testosterone replacement medications. Now, according to CBS News, a large number of those cases will soon be heard in Chicago.

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we recognize the struggles many men undergoing testosterone therapy have faced along their journey to recovery. That’s why our drug injury attorneys are hopeful a decision in these cases will help bring a sense of closure to the victims in these matters.