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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Georgia Low Testosterone Complaint filed, May 2014
Law partner Roger Orlando has taken the lead in investigating a claimed link between Androgel and other Low T drugs with claimed heart attacks. He has now filed the first case in GA:
Recent research has found that testosterone treatments for men could cause an increased risk of stroke, heart attack or even death. Men with signs of heart problems were more likely to suffer a stroke, heart attack or die compared to healthy men who didn’t take testosterone supplements, according to the study, which followed 8,700 men taking testosterone for three years.
The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in November 2013 and is the second major study that has reported an elevated health risk when taking testosterone supplements.
In 2011, more than 5 million prescriptions for testosterone were written in the United States, according to news reports. Testosterone therapy is most often administered as a gel, patch or injection.