In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of prescriptions filled for AndroGel, a testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) supplement. Unfortunately, what many men are unaware of is that this product has recently been found to increase the risk of severe cardiovascular side effects, including pulmonary embolism (PE). This life-threatening condition occurs when a blood clot becomes trapped in the lung, restricting blood flow and oxygen to the rest of the body.
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.
What are the Warning Signs of a Pulmonary Embolism?
AndroGel pulmonary embolism symptoms may include:
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Chest pain
- Lung pain
- Coughing up blood
- Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
In some cases, the only symptoms of pulmonary embolism are related to deep vein thrombosis. These include:
- Leg swelling
- Pain or tenderness in the leg
- Warm feeling in the leg that’s swollen or tender
- Discolored skin on the affected leg
Other, less common symptoms of an AndroGel pulmonary embolism may include:
- Feelings of anxiety or dread
- Rapid breathing
- Increased heart rate
If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, you should call 9-1-1 immediately, especially if they are sudden and severe.
Most pulmonary embolisms are caused by a blood clot in the leg that breaks away from the implant site and migrates to the lungs. A clot in a vein close to the skin is not likely to cause problems, whereas those forming in the body’s deep veins can result in a pulmonary embolism. Over 300,000 people in the U.S. suffer a pulmonary embolism each year.
Anything that makes a person more likely to develop a blood clot increases the risk of pulmonary embolism. Some people are born with a genetic trait that makes their blood prone to clotting too quickly. Other pulmonary embolism risk factors include:
- Being inactive or stationary for long periods of time. This can happen when a patient has to stay in bed after surgery or an illness, or when a person sits for a prolonged period on a flight or car trip.
- Recent surgery involving the legs, hips, belly, or brain.
- Diseases like cancer, heart failure, stroke or severe bacterial infection.
- Smoking cigarettes
- Using AndroGel or other testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) supplement
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.