AndroGel® Linked to Strokes, Heart Attacks, and Pulmonary Embolisms
The Journal of the American Medical Association found that testosterone therapy increased the risk of strokes and heart attacks by 30 percent. If you took AndroGel and you suffered a stroke, heart attack, or pulmonary embolism, we highly suggest you contact an attorney. Victims of AndroGel may be entitled to compensation for their injuries.
AndroGel and Testosterone Therapy (Low-T) Treatment Injuries
AndroGel is a synthetic testosterone that men put on their skin daily. Throughout the day the testosterone is absorbed into the body. Testosterone therapy is reported to build muscle mass, strengthen bone density, and increase men’s sex drives. Testosterone therapy has been prescribed to men to halt the decline in testosterone as they age. However, nearly one-fourth of of men proscribed testosterone therapies never had their testosterone level checked. AndroGel was not approved by the FDA for men with low testosterone unless they also have an associated medical condition. The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that nearly one in 25 men in their 60’s took testosterone therapies.
AndroGels Black-Box Warning
AndroGel contains a black-box warning for women and children. AndroGel’s black-box warning for women and children is for secondary exposure. Women and children should avoid touching the application sites or unwashed clothing of men using AndroGel. Women and children have shown many symptoms of secondary exposure. The most common secondary exposure symptoms for women and children are enlargement of the genitals, early development of pubic hair in children, increased erections, increased libido, aggressive behaviors, advanced bone age in children, increased acne, and increased body hair.
AndroGel’s Other Possible Side Effects
AndroGel has numerous other side effects besides heart attacks, strokes, and pulmonary embolisms. AndroGel may cause prostate cancer, sleep apnea, high cholesterol, edema, larger red blood cells, reduced sperm count, and gynecomastia.
There Could Be Money For Medical Bills and Lost Wages
If you took AndroGel and suffered from a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism, you could be entitled to money for medical bills. These injuries may be side effects of AndroGel and they can cause significant injuries, therefore large medical bills. You could also be entitled to compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, or even punitive damages. The drug injury lawyers at Woods & Woods will help protect your rights if you lost a loved one from AndroGel use. Heart attacks, strokes, and pulmonary embolisms are major health events that often result in death. If you feel a loved one’s death may be connected to AndroGel use, don’t hesitate to call our lawyers.
There Is A Limited Amount Of Time To File An AndroGel Lawsuit
Statutes of limitations are legal deadlines by which you must file a claim. If you file after these legal deadlines, you may not be able to seek compensation for your AndroGel injuries. There are many things that could affect your time to file: where you live, when you used AndroGel, or possibly even when your injury occurred.
You Can Afford An AndroGel Injury Attorney For Your Lawsuit
The medicine injury lawyers at Woods & Woods never charge a penny unless we win your case. Our team of legal professionals does not bill by the hour. We will never ask for any money upfront. Woods and Woods does not charge for phone calls. Our fee is a percentage of the settlement and case expenses. If you lose the AndroGel lawsuit, you owe our lawyers nothing.
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