Side effects of the testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drug AndroGel have been reported to include deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the body’s deep veins. DVT can cause permanent leg damage (post-thrombotic syndrome), as well as a pulmonary embolism if the blood clot breaks away and becomes trapped in the lungs. This article discusses the various symptoms associated with an AndroGel deep vein thrombosis.
Free AndroGel Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a deep vein thrombosis 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.
What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?
Deep vein thrombosis is a severe cardiovascular medical condition that occurs when a blood clot develops in one of the body’s deep veins. A clot is a mass of blood cells that have changed from liquid to a gelatinous solid state. In most cases, deep vein blood clots form in the thigh or lower leg, but they can also develop in other parts of the body. Other names for deep vein thrombosis may include thromboembolism, post-thrombotic syndrome, and post-phlebitic syndrome.
Who is at Risk?
Deep vein thrombosis occurs most often in individuals who are over the age of 60. Conditions that change how blood moves through the veins can increase the risk of DVT. These may include:
- Injuries that cause damage to the veins
- Being overweight
- Having a family history of deep vein thrombosis
- Having a catheter implanted in a vein
- Smoking cigarettes
- Remaining seated for a long time during car or plane rides
- Taking AndroGel or other testosterone supplement
Signs of DVT
Deep vein thrombosis symptoms only occur in about 50% of patients who have the condition. When they are present, symptoms may include:
- Swelling in the foot, ankle or leg
- Leg cramping
- Foot / ankle pain
- Part of the skin that feels warmer than surrounding skin
- Skin over the affected area turning red or blue
- Some patients may not realize they’ve suffered a deep vein thrombosis until they’ve undergone emergency treatment for pulmonary embolism, a potentially fatal complication of DVT in which an artery in the lung gets obstructed.
Can I File an AndroGel Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file an AndroGel Deep Vein Thrombosis 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 deep vein thrombosis.
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 deep vein thrombosis, 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 Deep Vein Thrombosis 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 deep vein thrombosis cases in all 50 states.
Free AndroGel Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a deep vein thrombosis 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.