San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2014
Resource4thePeople announced today that its national team of lawyers will now be available to file lawsuits over allegations of heart attacks and strokes from testosterone treatment as detailed in a recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcement* of a review of the safety of these medications.
FDA officials confirmed that they are now investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products in a national Drug Safety Communication issued Jan. 31, 2014.
"Our previous announcement that our team of attorneys would be reviewing claims in regards to this FDA investigation drew such an overwhelming response from consumers that we will now be expanding this offer to include the filing of lawsuits," said Resource4thePeople.
"The facts of each case are, of course, different but there are various legal options available to consumers to seek compensation in state or federal courts or seek to be included in a possible class-action status."
Resource4thePeople said that the best way for consumers to inquire about the legal options that may be available to them is to take advantage of the no-cost consultations that are being offered through a toll-free phone number on the organization's web site:
"The fact that the FDA has announced that it is reassessing the safety of these medications has generated a huge response with questions about life-threatening cardiac issues," said Resource4thePeople.
The concerns that have been raised by the FDA are serious and testosterone therapy cases that are being reviewed by Resource4thePeople include allegations over the loss of a loved one, heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure and other dangerous heart issues.
The FDA said it has been monitoring these risks and decided to reassess this safety issue based on the recent publication of two separate studies that each suggested an increased risk of cardiovascular events among groups of men prescribed testosterone therapy.
The FDA said the first research study that prompted the reassessment of the cardiovascular safety of testosterone therapy was an observational study of older men in the U.S. Veteran Affairs health system published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in November 2013.**
The men included in this study had low serum testosterone and were undergoing imaging of the blood vessels of the heart, called coronary angiography, to assess for coronary artery disease, the FDA said.
" Some of the men received testosterone treatment while others did not," the FDA said in its announcement. "On average, the men who entered the study were about 60 years old, and many had underlying cardiovascular disease. This study suggested a 30 percent increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in the group that had been prescribed testosterone therapy."
The drugs listed below are FDA-approved medications about which Resource4thePeople attorneys have been receiving the largest number of inquiries about in connection with the national Drug Safety Communication:
"If you or a loved one underwent treatments to address the problems of low testosterone our lawyers are available to determine if you may be eligible to seek compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering or other expenses attributable to side effects detailed by the FDA," said Resource4thePeople.
"Our experienced, aggressive lawyers are now investigating claims from testosterone therapy patients who have suffered serious life-threatening side effects. Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure that all of your legal rights are protected."
Resource4thePeople also is informing consumers that there may be time limits involved in certain cases and the earlier you contact us the more effectively we can begin pursuing compensation in testosterone treatment in which eligibility is determined.
What are testosterone therapy treatments?
The FDA describes testosterone as a hormone essential to the development of male growth and masculine characteristics.
"Testosterone products are FDA-approved only for use in men who lack or have low testosterone levels in conjunction with an associated medical condition," said the agency.
"Examples of these conditions include failure of the testicles to produce testosterone because of reasons such as genetic problems or chemotherapy. Other examples include problems with brain structures, called the hypothalamus and pituitary, that control the production of testosterone by the testicles."
Among the FDA-approved testosterone treatments that may be subject to review are injections, the transdermal patch, topical gel and the buccal system, according to the FDA.
The JAMA study** referenced by the FDA analyzed the effects of testosterone therapy treatments in 8,700 men over three years An even higher risk level was reported by UCLA researchers who found that testosterone supplements could even double the risk of some men having a heart attack or stroke in a study that involved almost 56,000 men who underwent the treatments for three months.
Researchers also said they were concerned that the warning labels on these medications list some possible side effects but there is no caution to men about this significantly increased risk of suffering a fatal heart problem.
Our nationwide legal team will make it easy for you to file your testosterone therapy claim because of the experience they have in handling cases similar to the one about which you are inquiring.
The first step is to take advantage of the free consultations we are offering in order to review your eligibility to file a testosterone therapy heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest claim.
If you or a loved one has suffered any serious health problems as a result of being treated with testosterone therapy treatment medications we urge you to contact us as soon as possible for experienced, aggressive legal representation dependent upon the facts of your case.