Is Low Testosterone Therapy Worthwhile?

When Low-T (low testosterone) supplements were first introduced into the market in 2001, it was to cater to the population of men who were experiencing a decrease in their sexual energy, physical drive, vitality, or stamina due to age or other underlying condition. It was very well received; Low-T clinics have sprung up like mushrooms and afflicted men clamored for the treatments as vigorously as they called for prescriptions of hair growth drugs and heart medication with an unexpected but desirable side effect.

But the safety of this wholesale dispensing of Low-T supplements is being questioned by leading medical professionals. Low-T clinics are not designed to diagnose and treat medical problems that manifest in lowered levels of testosterone, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes or sleep apnea. These establishments often sell the products for cash, so it is difficult to track sales as well as the health effects on those who buy the supplements. Patients who have been denied testosterone supplements by their regular doctors can often get these products at these clinics.

However, clinic owners deny that the dispensing of the supplements is indiscriminate. They claim that patients are given a thorough physical examination and their testosterone levels tested. Those who do not fit the profile for low-T are turned away. Studies indicate that older men and those at high risk for cardiac disease may be most vulnerable for serious complications from Low-T supplement use, even death. Nevertheless, manufacturers of testosterone supplements are doing brisk business. According to an article located at, more than 5 million prescriptions are filled annually. It is expected the demand will continue to grow despite growing unease in regulatory bodies and the scientific communities about the health effects of the products.

Men respond positively to aggressive marketing campaigns for these products, and until more conclusive scientific evidence can be found, will continue to do so. But those who have experienced first-hand the effects of Low-T supplements are making their own statement: in civil court. If you believe you are one of these unfortunate victims, contact a personal injury lawyer in your area with a successful track record in handling cases against pharmaceutical companies to find out your legal options.

Hiring the Right Drivers for Trucks

Whenever an 18-wheeler is to be used in a cross-country drive to deliver whatever sort of cargo, there are two things that are considered obligatory: that employer and driver make sure that the truck is in good condition (that all its parts, such as the head, tail and signal lights, and brakes work properly); and, that the employer makes certain that his/her truck driver, who will drive the vehicle, is totally qualified, that is, that the driver has undergone proper training and has been issued a license to drive a truck.

Going on a cross-country drive, which covers thousands of road miles, even within just a day, is very common to many truck drivers and, with the size of their vehicle, an accident can mean disaster for whoever is involved. When drivers become sleepy and stop paying attention, the risk for an accident increases exponentially. Thus, it is mandated for drivers to always observe all traffic rules, be wary of other motorists on the road and never drive when drunk, fatigued or sleepy (thus, a sleeper berth is built behind the driver’s seat to allow the driver as long as a 10-hour sleep).

Road safety is a matter that is normally associated with driver factor. To make sure that companies end up hiring the best driver for the job, there are two ways to choose from: hire the services of a functional employment testing firm, which will conduct all the appropriate screenings and provide them with a list of the most qualified candidates; or, conduct the background checks themselves, which should provide them with all the information they need to know about their applicants.

The importance of conducting a background check is that it will give companies information about their applicants’ traffic violation history (if there are any) or if any of their applicants has been involved in road accidents, has a DUI case, a serious medical condition or issues of substance abuse. Though some previous employers may manifest reluctance in sharing information, acquiring vital info to enable them to separate the good apples from the bad will save them from accident claims in the future.

Common Birth Injuries

While we live in an age where the process of childbearing and birthing is down to a science, many children suffer injuries prior to and during the course of the birthing process at the hands of negligent medical professionals and pharmaceutical corporations.

There are several pharmaceutical products that, if taken during pregnancy, have been shown to cause defects in unborn children. Such dangerous product defects should be tested for before drugs are released to the marketplace, but they often slip through the cracks, hurting innocent people. In response, many individuals choose to file defective pharmaceutical lawsuits in hopes of recuperating compensation for the damages they’ve sustained as a result of pharmaceutical negligence.

When handling newborn children, people are cautious to avoid injuring the child. It would follow that doctors who deal with newborns on a daily basis would carry this caution into the delivery room, but some forget that an unborn baby is still a baby and use excessive force during the birthing process.

There is a lot that can go wrong as a child is making its journey into the world and poor decisions from a physician can exacerbate these situations, potentially leaving the child with lifelong injuries, such as cerebral palsy, which can be the result of overly-forceful instrument use on a stuck baby. Sometimes, a newborn’s shoulder gets blocked in the birth canal and doctors try to pull them out. This can cause a serious shoulder injury that can last for months.

Of course, doctors don’t intentionally injure infants, but when their actions are the cause of impairment, they should be held accountable for their medical mistakes.