Recent studies have identified a link between prescription testosterone supplements like AndroGel and an increased risk of stroke. Strokes occur when blood flow to a part of the brain stops, depriving it of blood and oxygen. If you’re an AndroGel user, knowing the symptoms of a stroke ahead of time could be the difference between life and death.
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.
Stroke Signs and Symptoms
When a person is having a stroke, time is of the essence. Quick medical treatment can limit brain damage and other complications. By learning the following symptoms of an AndroGel stroke, you can be ready to take quick action and perhaps save a life—maybe even your own:
- Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg.
- Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech.
- Vision problems.
- Dizziness, trouble walking, loss of balance and/or lack of coordination.
- Severe headache that is unlike other headaches.
If you or someone you love is experiencing any of these AndroGel Stroke Symptoms, call 9-1-1 right away.
Acting F.A.S.T. is Key to Minimizing Stroke Complications
Acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke victims get the medical treatment they need in a timely manner. The most effective treatments are only available if the stroke is identified and diagnosed within three hours of the onset of symptoms. Patients may not be eligible for these treatments if they don’t get to a hospital in time. If you think someone may be having a stroke, do the following:
- F—Face: Ask the person to smile. Does their face droop to one side?
- A—Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does 1 arm drift down?
- S—Speech: Ask the person to say some simple phrases. Is their speech slurred or garbled?
- T—Time: If you observe any of these stroke symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.
Note the time when the first symptoms begin. DO NOT drive to the hospital or let someone else get you there. Call an ambulance so that medical personnel can start treatment on the way to the hospital.
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.