Following a pair of recent scientific studies linking prescription testosterone boosters like AndroGel to severe cardiovascular injuries, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring a black box warning to be placed on the labeling of these products. Among the serious side effects to be linked to AndroGel are blood cots, which can form in the legs (deep vein thrombosis) and travel to the lungs, resulting in a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
Free AndroGel Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot after taking AndroGel, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of AndroGel and we can help.
Testosterone Use Increases Blood Clot Risk: FDA Warning
“Replacing” a hormone the body makes naturally may not be the safest thing to do. In June 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning which stated that testosterone supplements including AndroGel may cause potentially life-threatening blood clots in certain users.
Blood clots that develop in the veins (venous thromboembolism) come in 2 different forms. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot that develops in one of the body’s deep veins, most often in a leg. DVTs can make the affected leg swell or cause severe leg pain. If a DVT breaks away from the implant site and travels through the bloodstream, it can become trapped in the lungs, resulting in a pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis kill an estimated 180,000 Americans annually, more than the number of people who die from breast, prostate, colon, and skin cancers combined.
FDA had previously warned about the link between testosterone supplements and blood clots in users who had polycythemia. This condition occurs when the body makes too many red blood cells, which increases the risk of clotting. The latest warning was issued in response to reports of blood clots in men who did not have polycythemia.
Can I File an AndroGel Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file an AndroGel Blood Clot Lawsuit, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of AndroGel, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of blood clot.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of AndroGel, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your blood clot, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I Have an AndroGel Blood Clot Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in AndroGel Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new AndroGel Blood Clot cases in all 50 states.
Free AndroGel Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot after using AndroGel, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an AndroGel Suit and we can help.