Men who use AndroGel may be increasing their risk of stroke by as much as two to three-fold, according to recent studies. These findings are particularly troubling considering the fact that testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) supplements are now prescribed to nearly 3% of American men over the age of 40. This article discusses the recovery process for AndroGel users who have had a stroke.
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 a suit against the manufacturer of AndroGel and we can help.
How Can Stroke Victims Recover?
The brain is an amazing organ. When blood flow to part of the brain is blocked, alternate pathways can be made to reroute blood to the damaged region. The brain also has the ability to make compensations. When needed, 1 area can take over functions that were previously controlled by another area.
Fortunately, AndroGel users who have minor strokes may be able to recover from most disabilities. Others who suffer massive strokes may be left with permanent disabilities, but still may be able to lead productive lives afterward.
Stroke rehabilitation should begin as soon as possible after a patient returns from the hospital. The 1st priority is to stabilize the condition and eliminate any potentially life-threatening complications. Doctors will take steps to prevent another stroke and limit any long-term side effects. Once these steps have been taken, stroke recovery can begin. The sooner the patient starts the rehabilitation process, the more likely they are to regain lost abilities and skills.
Stroke Recovery Steps
In most patients, stroke recovery takes place in phases, over a period of months and years. However, each stroke is different and the extent of damage varies greatly from patient to patient. Below are the general phases stroke patients go through during the recovery process:
- Treatment – Should begin when a stroke patient is first admitted to the hospital. Doctors will diagnose the specific type of stroke, and provide the recommended treatment. This may consist of clot-busting medications, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), blood thinners, or surgery to fix a broken blood vessel. Treatment is centered around preventing another stroke and limiting brain damage.
- Recovery – After a stroke, a certain amount of spontaneous recovery occurs in most patients. Abilities that were briefly lost will return again. This process typically takes place over the first few weeks, and then begins to taper off. Despite what doctors predict, the vast majority of stroke victims regain more than expected. Doctors are required to give the worst case scenario.
- Rehabilitation – Typically begins while the patient is still in the hospital. A recovery team will work with the patient to try to bring back lost abilities. This can be extremely frustrating for the patient, as they realize their new limitations after a stroke. In most cases, this is when anger and depression sets in. However, stroke patients should keep in mind that with proper therapy, most skills can be relearned.
- Returning Home – This is an exciting time, but adjustments may have to be made, some temporary and some permanent. For the patient, simple tasks such as tying shoes or putting on their clothes can be a challenge. Velcro shoes and drawstring pants can be worn to make this process easier. Other problems may not be as easy to solve. It takes time and courage, but family, friends and medical experts will be there to ease the transition.
Can I File an AndroGel 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 stroke.
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 stroke, 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 Stroke 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 using AndroGel, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an AndroGel Suit and we can help.