Testosterone therapy is sometimes used to treat low libido, low energy, and depression. However, this type of therapy can come with several consequences, and some recipients of this treatment have even suffered from cardiovascular problems. If this is the case, you may want to speak with a personal injury attorney about whether you are entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The Role of Testosterone Therapy
Testosterone serves a role in building muscle mass and stimulating sex drive. Men who enter their thirties typically begin to experience a decline in testosterone that produces symptoms that are associated with aging. However, some men choose to receive testosterone therapy to alleviate the effects of declining testosterone.
Testosterone causes the blood to thicken. However, this can be a problem if you have a weakened heart due to a previous heart condition or simply due to aging. A testosterone prescription can thicken your blood to a level that your heart cannot handle.
The Risks Associated With Testosterone Therapy
Men who undergo testosterone therapy are more likely to suffer from heart problems, stroke, and death. You should only receive testosterone therapy if you suffer from a medical condition that causes you to have a very low level of testosterone.
Warning Label Requirements
Because of the potential risks associated with testosterone, warning labels are required. If your testosterone treatment does not have the required warning label and you suffer negative consequences from using testosterone therapy, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
How to Receive Compensation for Your Injuries
If you are injured as a result of your testosterone treatment, you will need to speak to a personal injury attorney after you have received medical treatment. You will first need to prove that your medical condition was the result of the testosterone therapy.
A law firm that specializes in personal injury will have lawyers and expert witnesses who can help you make sure that you can receive compensation for your injuries. For example, you will receive compensation for any medical bills you received and for lost wages if you are not able to work.
Medical malpractice cases can be very difficult to win because the subject matter related to the medical malpractice case is very complex and medical malpractice insurance providers will do everything they can to reduce your payout. Therefore, you will want your personal injury settlement negotiations to be handled for you by a personal injury attorney.