Testosterone Pulmonary Embolism, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Problems
In addition to a potential increased risk of heart attacks and death associated with AndroGel, Testim and other popular Low-T drugs, users may also face a serious risk of blood clots from testosterone replacement therapy, which may leave men with debilitating health problems from a pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
Blood clots, also known as thrombosis, occur when blood cells clump together in the vein, thereby restricting the blood flow through that particular vein.
Testosterone Blood Clot Problems
In addition to cases for heart attacks, strokes and sudden death, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing lawsuits for individuals who suffered a DVT or pulmonary embolism on testosterone drugs.
When the clots develop in the deep veins of the arms or legs they are referred to as a deep vein thrombosis or DVT.
If these clots break free and travel to the lungs they are known as a pulmonary embolism and may result in sudden death or other serious medical complications.
Symptoms of a DVT or pulmonary embolism from testosterone drugs may include, but are not limited to:
- Pain in the Calf
- Shortness of Breath
- Increased Sweating
- Chest Pain or Increased Heart Rate
- Coughing Blood
As a result of the drug makers’ failure to adequately warn about the potential risk, the testosterone injury lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential cases for men throughout the United States who have suffered a sudden heart attack, stroke, blood clot or wrongful death from testosterone.
To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation and case evaluation.
Testosterone Drug Blood Clot Risk
Since the publication of several studies earlier this year that linked testosterone drugs and heart attacks, substantial media coverage and regulatory attention has been focused on the safety of popular drugs like Androgel, Testim, Androderm, Axiron and other testosterone gels, patches and injections.
However, concerns about the link between side effects of testosterone and blood clots has existed among scientists for years.
Researchers have suggested that testosterone replacement medications may affect red blood cells and the production of platelets, which can cause blood to clot. Platelets are important because they help prevent continuous bleeding and blood loss from wounds. However, an over production of platelets and red blood cells may thicken blood and increase the risk of thrombosis.
Despite knowledge of this serious and potentially life-threatening risk, the manufacturers of Androgel and other “Low T” drugs have continued to aggressively market the medications for use among men without any real medical need for the treatments, providing misleading and inadequate warnings about potential risks.
Testosterone Pulmonary Embolism or DVT Lawsuits
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