AndroGel Lawsuits are appearing more frequently as men around the country have reported experiencing severe cardiovascular injuries after using this product. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), one of the serious side effects associated with testosterone treatment is pulmonary embolism, a life-threatening situation in which a blood clot gets trapped in the lungs. These risks were recently highlighted in medical studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and PLOS ONE.
Free AndroGel Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had a pulmonary embolism 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.
How Can AndroGel Cause Pulmonary Embolism?
On June 19, 2014, the FDA issued a warning which stated that prescription testosterone supplements including AndroGel will have their labeling updated to include information about the risk of blood clots, which are a known risk factor for pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and venous thromboembolism (VTE).
The new warning comes as the FDA continues to investigate the link between testosterone and cardiovascular side effects, following studies (cited above) that identified links between the supplements and heart attacks, strokes and sudden death.
Testosterone boosters had previously been linked to an increased risk of blood clots due to polycythemia, a condition characterized by an abnormal increase in red blood cell count. However, the FDA has received new reports of testosterone blood clots that are not associated with polycythemia. The new label changes updated the existing blood clot warning from one linking the side effect to polycythemia, to a more generalized venous thromboembolism warning.
Although fatality rates have dropped significantly in recent years, acute pulmonary embolism continues to pose a serious public health threat. Prompt recognition and diagnosis of the condition are critical to ensure the highest quality of care. High risk pulmonary embolism patients are likely to require immediate thrombolytic, surgical, or interventional reperfusion therapy.
Much progress has been made in the field of anticoagulation therapy, with the emergence of treatment with vitamin K antagonists and the encouraging results of trials using oral anticoagulant medications. New management strategies have simplified secondary prevention and helped to resolve controversy over the optimal duration of anticoagulation treatment after acute pulmonary embolism.
Can I File an AndroGel Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file an AndroGel Pulmonary Embolism 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 pulmonary embolism, 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 Pulmonary Embolism 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 pulmonary embolism cases in all 50 states.
Free AndroGel Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had a pulmonary embolism 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.