If you’re a middle age or older man, you’ve probably seen advertisements on the Internet and TV for AndroGel, a popular prescription testosterone supplement. Marketed as a way to help restore testosterone levels, AndroGel allegedly helps users feel younger, more active, and more interested sex. However, what these commercials fail to mention is that AndroGel and other similar testosterone boosters may increase the risk of severe cardiovascular side effects, including pulmonary embolism (PE).
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 is a Pulmonary Embolism Treated?
AndroGel pulmonary embolisms can be treated with prescription drugs, surgery and other therapies. The primary goal of treating pulmonary embolism is to stop the blood clot from growing and to keep new clots from developing. Treatments include drugs to thin the blood and slow its clotting mechanisms. If symptoms are deemed to be life-threatening, the doctor may administer medications to dissolve the clot. In rare cases, surgery or another operation may be recommended to remove the blood clot.
Anticoagulant medications can decrease the blood’s ability to clot. Anticoagulants are administered to stop existing blood clots from growing, and to prevent future clots from forming. However, these drugs are not able to break up blood clots that have already developed.
Blood thinners can be taken as either a pill, injection, or intravenously through a needle. Warfarin is given as a pill, while heparin is administered as an injection or through an IV tube. Pulmonary embolism patients may be treated with both heparin and warfarin simultaneously. Heparin acts rapidly, while warfarin takes an average of two to three days to work. Once warfarin starts to be effective, heparin usually is discontinued.
If you have deep vein thrombosis, anticoagulant treatment usually lasts for between three and six months. If the patient has had previous blood clots, extended treatment may be necessary. If the patient is being treated for another disease like cancer, you may need to take anticoagulants as long as pulmonary embolism risk factors are present.
When pulmonary embolism is life threatening, treatments may be ordered to remove or break up the blood clot. These are typically administered in an emergency room or hospital setting. Thrombolytics are prescription drugs that can dissolve an AndroGel blood clot. In most cases, they’re used for the treatment of large clots that cause severe symptoms. Because thrombolytics can cause sudden bleeding, they’re used only in potentially fatal medical emergencies. Sometimes catheters may be used to reach blood clots. The catheter is inserted into a vein in the groin or arm and guided to the lung. The doctor may use the catheter to remove the clot or deliver clot busters to dissolve it.
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.