Recent studies have found a link between prescription testosterone boosters and dangerous side effects, including blood clots. Men who developed these complications after taking testosterone have filed product liability lawsuits against the drugs’ manufacturers. This article discusses how scientists believe testosterone treatments may cause blood clots in certain users.
Free Testosterone Blood Clot Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a blood clot after taking a testosterone supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the testosterone booster and we can help.
How Can Testosterone Cause a Blood Clot?
Blood clotting is a natural bodily function that helps prevent bleeding after an injury. Normally, blood clots are dissolved after the body has healed. However, in men who take testosterone supplements, there is an increased risk of the development of life-threatening blood clots.
In some cases, clots develop when blood cells accumulate in veins and arteries without an injury. These clumps of blood may become lodged in veins and arteries, blocking blood flow. When a clot develops in a major vein, it is referred to as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVTs can break away from the implant site and travel to the lungs (pulmonary embolism) or the brain, leading to a stroke. These types of blockages are extremely dangerous and can be life-threatening if they are not treated in a timely manner.
Polycythemia, a blood disorder that studies have linked to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), causes an increase in the production of hemoglobin, hematocrit and red blood cell count. This can lead to a thickening of the blood and high blood pressure. Thick blood circulates slower, and slower moving blood is more likely to lead to blood clots.
A high red blood cell count can also lead to clumping, which promotes clot formation. Additionally, testosterone boosters increase the production of thromboxane, a lipid that constricts blood vessels, which further slows the flow of blood.
In August 2013, a study published in Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis determined that testosterone-induced blood clots may develop as quickly as 1 month after beginning treatment:
“Our research found that 1.2 percent of men who landed in the hospital with dangerous and potentially lethal blood clots in the deep veins of the legs or in the lungs developed these clots within three months of starting testosterone therapy,” said study author Dr. Charles Glueck. According to Glueck, a genetic clotting disorder can increase this risk. Many people are unaware they should be tested for these genetic mutations as well as hormone levels prior to initiating testosterone replacement therapy.
Which Brands of Testosterone Have Been Linked to Blood Clots?
Can I File a Testosterone Blood Clot Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a Testosterone 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 blood clot.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of a testosterone replacement therapy product, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your blood clot, 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 a Testosterone 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 Testosterone lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Testosterone blood clot cases in all 50 states.
Free Testosterone Blood Clot Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one developed a blood clot after taking a testosterone supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Testosterone Suit and we can help.