Potential Fortesta Lawsuits are now being investigated for men who suffered a pulmonary embolism after using this popular testosterone booster. In recent months, a number of independently-conducted scientific studies have found that users of testosterone drugs like Fortesta are at an increased risk of severe cardiovascular injuries compared to men who do not use the drugs. Symptoms of a Fortesta Pulmonary Embolism include chest pain, trouble breathing, cyanosis (bluish tint to the skin and lips), and leg cramps.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a pulmonary embolism after using Fortesta, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Fortesta and we can help.
What is Fortesta?
Endo Pharmaceuticals’ Fortesta Gel is an FDA-approved prescription drug that contains synthetic testosterone. Natural testosterone is a hormone that stimulates the development of male secondary sexual characteristics. Fortesta is used to treat problems caused by low or non-existent levels of natural testosterone, a condition known in popular culture as ‘Low T.’ Fortesta was approved by the FDA in December 2010.
Pulmonary Embolism Caused By Testosterone Supplements
A pulmonary embolism is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Depending on the patient’s situation, there may be several potential causes of a pulmonary embolism. Recent studies have determined that use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drugs like Fortesta may increase users’ risk of this potentially life-threatening condition. Potential lawsuits are now being investigated against Endo Pharmaceuticals on behalf of former Fortesta users who suffered a pulmonary embolism.
When a man applies Fortesta testosterone gel, it increases the number of red blood cells in the user’s body. Over time, this thickens the blood and leads to the development of blood clots, which can inhibit the flow of blood in the vein and cause blockages in critical bodily organs. When a clot gets stuck in the lungs or blocks the flow of blood and oxygen to the lungs, it is referred to as a pulmonary embolism. As a result, the supply of oxygen to the brain is also blocked, which can cause permanent brain damage and even sudden death.
Symptoms of a Fortesta Pulmonary Embolism
- Pain in the leg & chest
- Drop in blood pressure
- Legs become red & warm
- Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmias)
Complications & Prognosis (Outlook)
Complications resulting from a Fortesta pulmonary embolism may include:
- Lung damage
- Low oxygen levels in the blood
- Injuries to other organs due to a lack of oxygen
Experts estimate that upwards of 500,000 people suffer from a pulmonary embolism each year in the United States. If left untreated, approximately 30% of pulmonary embolism patients end up dying as a result of their injuries (most of whom die a short time after sustaining the injury). The good news is that a quick diagnosis and prompt medical treatment can save lives and help limit long-term complications resulting from a pulmonary embolism.
Do I Have a Fortesta 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 Fortesta Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Fortesta pulmonary embolism cases in all 50 states.
Free Fortesta Pulmonary Embolism Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a pulmonary embolism after taking Fortesta, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Fortesta Pulmonary Embolism Suit and we can help.