Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is medication containing one or more female hormones, commonly estrogen plus progestin. HRT is often prescribed to treat symptoms of menopause such as “hot flashes,” vaginal dryness, mood swings, sleep disorders, and decreased sexual desire. This medication may be taken in the form of a pill, a patch, or vaginal cream.
Until recently, doctors believed the long-term use of hormone replacement therapy drugs such as Premarin, Provera, and Prempro were safe and protected against osteoporosis and heart disease.
However, recent studies now show that hormone replacement therapy places women at a higher risk for:
- breast cancer
- ovarian cancer
- non-hodgkins lymphoma
- heart attack
- blood clots
For more information, read the specific criteria for qualified HRT injuries.
Have you been seriously injured while on HRT?
If you or a loved one has suffered serious side effects while taking HRT drugs such as Premarin, Provera, and Prempro, if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, or if you experiencing symptoms associated with breast cancer, you may have a claim against the manufacturer.