Men who take the popular testosterone supplement AndroGel may be increasing their risk of having a heart attack without even knowing it, recent studies suggest. Heart attack is the number one killer of men and women in the United States each year, claiming approximately 460,000 lives annually. This article discusses the various symptoms associated with 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’s the Problem?
Most deaths resulting from testosterone-induced heart attacks are caused by ventricular fibrillation of the heart, which occurs before the patient gets to the hospital. Those who make it to the emergency room have a good outlook; survival rates with modern treatments are around 90%. The 10% who later die have usually experienced major damage to the heart muscle initially, or suffered additional damage later on.
Warning Signs and Symptoms of a Testosterone Heart Attack
Being able to recognize the warning signs of an AndroGel heart attack is important so that the patient can receive prompt medical treatment. Contrary to popular belief, most heart attacks begin slowly, unlike the sudden dramatic events depicted in the movies. A person having a heart attack may not even realize what is going on. Heart attack symptoms vary greatly on a patient to patient basis, and even someone who has had a prior heart attack may have different symptoms in a subsequent one. Although chest pain is typically the most common symptom of a heart attack, patients may experience a diversity of symptoms which may include:
- Pain or squeezing in the chest
- Jaw pain
- Shortness of breath
- Arm pain
- Back pain
- No symptoms (approximately 25% of all heart attacks are “silent,” without chest pain or new symptoms)
Even though symptoms of an AndroGel heart attack may be mild or even unnoticeable, you should remember that asymptomatic heart attacks can be just as severe as those that cause severe chest pain. In many cases, heart attack victims attribute their symptoms to indigestion, fatigue or stress, and avoid seeking treatment. The importance of seeking medical attention in the presence of symptoms indicating a heart attack cannot be overemphasized. Early diagnosis and prompt medical treatment can save lives, and delays in getting assistance can result in death.
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.