Can AndroGel Harm Your Heart?

July 17th, 2014

Heart attack is the leading cause of death in the United States. The best way to prevent heart attack is to eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise and reduce stress. But, this can be hard when you’ve gained weight, lost muscle, and feel tired and depressed. You may find it hard to stick with an exercise routine when your performance isn’t what it used to be.

How Does Low T Affect Heart Health?

After the age of 30, male testosterone levels naturally begin to decline. Symptoms include weight gain, decreased muscle mass, fatigue, and osteoporosis. Low testosterone is also associated with elevated blood sugars, high blood pressure, and a rise in cholesterol levels. These effects can contribute to coronary artery disease. Read the rest of this entry »

Congratulations to Ostroff Injury Law Attorney William Coppol!

May 30th, 2014

William was listed twice in The Legal Intelligencer’s Verdict Search’s Top Pennsylvania Verdicts of 2013!

The Legal Intelligencer is America’s oldest daily law journal. Attorneys consider this journal a reliable and respectable source of Pennsylvania legal news. Each year, The Legal Intelligencer publishes a listing of the top legal verdicts in the state. Verdict Search Top Pennsylvania Verdicts of 2013 was published on May 27, 2014. Ostroff Injury Law is proud to announce that attorney William Coppol is listed as counsel on two of these cases. Read the rest of this entry »

Deadly “Frackcidents” on Our Nation’s Highways

May 21st, 2014

Hydraulic fracturing or fracking is the process of injecting a mixture of liquid, sand, and chemicals into rocks deep below the Earth’s surface in order to release oil and natural gas. You may know that the chemicals used in fracking can contaminate groundwater and that fracking has been linked to earthquake activity, but did you know fracking can also cause car accidents?

On Saturday, March 1, 2013, a truck carrying drilling water ran a stop sign and overturned in Clarksburg, West Virginia.  The truck landed on a family car belonging to Lucretia Mazzei. Her sons were in the back seat.  Both boys were killed. The truck driver was ticketed, but no criminal charges were filed. Ms. Mazzei survived, but she and her husband are still grieving the boys’ deaths.

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Humboldt University College Preview Weekend Ends in Fiery I-5 Bus Crash

April 24th, 2014

On April 10, 2013, 44 high school students from Southern California boarded a Silverado Stages charter bus to visit Humboldt State University. However, the college preview weekend didn’t go as planned. At 5:30 p.m., the Arcata-bound bus was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer on I-5 outside the town of Orland. Both vehicles burst into flames. Ten died, including two drivers, three chaperones, and five students. Thirty students were injured.

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Study Links Testosterone Therapy to Heart Attack Risk

March 12th, 2014

Testosterone Therapy: New Study Links Deadly Side-Effects to the “Fountain of Youth”

Mature ManTestosterone is the hormone that is responsible for male sex drive, muscle building, and healthy bone mass. As men grow older, their testosterone production slows down. This causes thinning of the hair, loss of muscle mass, a decrease in bone mass, increase in body fat, fatigue, mood changes and reduced sex drive. Testosterone therapy can reverse those effects and make men look and feel younger.

Users say that testosterone products or “T” increase energy, improve concentration, and help men lose fat and build muscle. Some even consider T-therapy to be the fountain of youth.  Prescriptions for products like AndroGel and Testim tripled over the last ten years. In 2012, sales of Androgel surpassed sales of Viagra.

Unfortunately, there is a dangerous downside to t-therapy. New research shows that testosterone treatment may increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death in some users. Read the rest of this entry »