A pair of recent studies have suggested that men who take testosterone replacement therapy products like AndroGel may face an increased risk of having a heart attack. These findings are troublesome due to the fact that testosterone supplements are now prescribed to nearly 3% of American men over the age of 40. This article discusses the potential complications resulting from an AndroGel Heart Attack.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack 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 are the Complications of a Heart Attack?
When a testosterone user has a heart attack, the heart muscle is injured from a lack of blood and oxygen. This damage can cause a number of adverse health complications immediately following the attack or later on during recovery. The quicker the patient gets medical attention following a heart attack, the greater their chances of avoiding complications. What follows is a list of potential complications suffered by heart attack victims:
- Arrhythmia – The most common complication reported in patients who have suffered a heart attack. Because of muscle damage, the heart may begin to beat erratically as it tries to keep pumping. Administering CPR and using a defibrillator can help jolt the heart back into its normal rhythm. It is not uncommon to put patients at risk for arrhythmia on prescription medications in an attempt to reduce the occurrence of life-threatening arrythmias.
- Repeat Heart Attack – Recurrent heart attacks are common in patients who have had a previous heart attack. Research indicates that up to 20% of people who have a heart attack will suffer a repeat heart attack within the next 6 weeks.
- Heart Failure – In some cases, a heart attack damages the heart muscle so severely that it can no longer function properly. Heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer pump enough blood out to the body, resulting in symptoms such as labored breathing and fatigue. Cardiac rehabilitation may help the heart muscle to heal, but some damage is so serious that it results in chronic heart failure. Heart failure is a long-term condition that requires close monitoring by a doctor.
- Heart Valve Damage – The human heart contains four valves which open to let blood flow in and shut to keep blood from flowing backward. An AndroGel Heart Attack can damage these valves, causing blood to leak in the wrong direction. Depending on the extent of the damage, valve disorders may be treated with prescription drugs and surgery.
Can I File an AndroGel Heart Attack Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file an AndroGel 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 testosterone supplements, 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 heart attack.
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 heart attack, 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 Heart Attack 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 Stroke cases in all 50 states.
Free AndroGel Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had a stroke after taking AndroGel, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an AndroGel Stroke Suit and we can help.