Schmidt & Clark, LLP, is investigating potential lawsuits for men who suffered a blood clot after using Testopel, a popular testosterone therapy drug. Recent studies have indicated that the risk of blood clot and other cardiovascular side effects may be increased by as much as 30% through the use of testosterone boosters like Testopel. If you or your loved one has recently experienced harm while using Testopel, our lawyers are prepared to review your case, inform you of your rights, and explain how you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your injuries.
Free Testopel Blood Clot Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot after taking Testopel, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Testopel and we can help.
Blood Clot Risk Associated with Testopel, Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) Medications
- A January 2014 study published in the medical journal PLOS ONE found that testosterone boosters double the risk of heart attack in men aged 65 or older, and nearly triple the risk in younger men with a history of heart disease.
- In November 2013, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggested that testosterone users face up to a 30% increased risk of blood clot, stroke, heart attack and sudden death compared to non-users.
FDA Warning on Testosterone Supplementation
After looking at the two studies noted above, as well as conclusions drawn from other researchers, FDA issued a safety announcement on January 31, 2014 regarding the dangers of testosterone boosters like Testopel. As of yet, the agency has not conclusively determined that testosterone supplements lead to an increased risk of blood clots and other cardiovascular events, but it is continuing to investigate these matters.
According to the FDA:
“Patients should not stop taking prescribed testosterone products without first discussing any questions or concerns with their health care professionals. Health care professionals should consider whether the benefits of FDA-approved testosterone treatment is likely to exceed the potential risks of treatment. The prescribing information in the drug labels of FDA-approved testosterone products should be followed.”
Types of Blood Clots
Testosterone supplements like Testopel have been linked to the following types of blood clots:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis – Blood clot that develops in one of the body’s deep veins (typically in the legs). These types of clots become dangerous when they break free and travel through the blood. Once a clot breaks loose, it is called an embolus. In some cases, an embolus may migrate to an artery in the lungs and block blood flow, resulting in a pulmonary embolism.
- Pulmonary Embolism – When an embolus breaks loose and gets stuck in one of the branches of the pulmonary artery, it blocks blood supply to the lung, preventing the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. If untreated, pulmonary embolisms may cause lung tissue to die in a short amount of time.
- Venous Thromboembolism – Occurs when a deep vein thrombosis becomes a pulmonary embolism.
Do I Have a Testopel Blood Clot 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 Testopel Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Testopel Blood Clot cases in all 50 states.
Free Testopel Blood Clot Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot after taking Testopel, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Testopel Blood Clot Suit and we can help.