May 20th, 2014|
Testosterone is a hormone that controls sexual development of males and plays key roles in muscle and bone mass growth. Low testosterone levels, or “Low T”, can lead patients to use testosterone treatments. But these supplements have been found to be linked to certain Low T health risks.
An article from The New York Times states that male patients using testosterone supplements face a risk of suffering cardiac health events, like a stroke or heart attack, that is five times higher than patients not using the supplements.
Findings like this leave many wondering what they can do to safely combat the symptoms of age and lower Testosterone levels. That’s why the Birmingham personal injury attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers are pointing out these possible solutions:
- Exercise- Physical activity can not only combat fatigue, but it can also increase muscle mass while diminishing fat—problems that have been linked to low testosterone levels in the past.
- Get More Rest- Studies have shown that getting less than eight hours of sleep can affect certain hormone levels, including testosterone.
- Eat a Healthy Diet- Fatty greasy foods have been associated with low Testosterone levels in the past, making a well-balanced diet one of the key ingredients to battling Low T.
February 5th, 2013|
February 5, 2013
A decision by the Alabama Supreme Court could have a huge impact on the way drug injury cases involving generic medications are handled. According to an article by Injury Lawyer News, the decision gives those who have suffered drug-related injuries as the result of taking a generic form of medication the right to sue the drug’s name-brand manufacturer.
A decision reached in Pilva v. Mensing found generic drugs are required to carry the same labels as their name-brand counterparts. Therefore, a user could not sue a name-brand drug manufacturer for being unaware of the risks involved with taking a generic medication.
Manufacturers of the drug Reglan, however, failed to warn users about potential health risks, such as developing tardive dyskinesia, and were later forced to add a warning to the product’s packaging.
Court documents show an Alabama Drug Injury victim developed tardive dyskinesia after taking a generic form of Reglan and filed a lawsuit. The Supreme Court ruled that if something was left off or a problem was discovered with a name-brand drug’s label, the same mistake would likely occur on a generic version’s label. As a result, the name-brand manufacturer would be at least partially to blame for an injury that results from taking a generic form of a drug.
The Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers hope a decision in the case will help bring a sense of closure to the victim.