Treatment for a testosterone-induced stroke depends on the type of stroke the patient is having, how much time has passed since the event occurred, and whether the person has other pre-existing medical conditions. Strokes are medical emergencies. If you or someone you know is experiencing stroke symptoms, call 9–1–1 immediately.
Free Testosterone Stroke Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a stroke 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 a Stroke be Treated?
- Thrombolytic (fibrinolytic) medications – Can help restore blood flow to the brain by dissolving clots that are blocking the flow. In June of 1996, the clot-buster Activase became the first acute stroke treatment to earn approval from the FDA. To work effectively, thrombolytic therapy should be administered as soon as possible after a testosterone stroke occurs.
- Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) – Naturally-occurring enzyme in the body that converts plasminogen into another enzyme to dissolve a blood clot. tPAs may also be administered intravenously to speed up the dissolving of a clot. This type of medicine should be given within 3 hours of the initial symptoms of a stroke. It is important for patients to understand the warning signs of a stroke, and get to a hospital in case they are eligible to receive tPA. Time is a critical factor in determining whether a patient can receive it or not.
- MERCI Retrieval System – In 2004, FDA approved the Merci Retriever for patients who are ineligible for tPA or who fail to respond to it. The Merci Retriever can be used for stroke victims who are past the three hour timeframe for IV-tPA, and it does not have a time limit for use. The machine offers doctors and patients greater options for stroke treatment, and offers a new way from the conventional method of caring for stroke victims. The retriever has been reported to improve blood flow in the brain by removing blood clots. To date, more than 8,000 patients have been treated with the device, and it has been used at over 300 U.S. hospitals. The retriever is a small, cork-screw shaped device that works by wrapping itself around the clot and grabbing it. The clot is then retrieved and removed from the patient’s body.
- Penumbra System – In 2008, the Penumbra System was approved for use. The device allows for safe re-vascularization of blocked vessels after a stroke. Penumbra is also designed to restore brain blood flow by using suction to retrieve blood clots following an acute ischemic stroke. Before the Penumbra System entered the market, doctors had few treatment options if patients were beyond the 3 hour window for IV thrombolysis. Penumbra is effective if used within 8 hours of the initial symptoms.
Can I File a Testosterone Stroke 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 stroke.
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 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 a Testosterone 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 Testosterone lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Testosterone stroke cases in all 50 states.
Free Testosterone Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had a stroke after taking a testosterone supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Testosterone Stroke Suit and we can help.