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Testosterone Pulmonary Embolism Lawsuit

Testosterone Pulmonary Embolism Lawsuit

Testosterone therapy increases the risk of blood clots in the legs, which can break off and get stuck in the lungs. This life-threatening condition is known as a pulmonary embolism, and up to 30% of untreated cases are fatal. Symptoms of a testosterone pulmonary embolism include chest pain, coughing up blood, abnormal heart rhythm, and more.

What You Can Do & How a Testosterone Pulmonary Embolism Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting testosterone pulmonary embolism induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a pulmonary embolism caused by testosterone therapy, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Testosterone and Pulmonary Embolism

Testosterone therapy was originally approved for the treatment of hypogonadism, a medical condition in which the testicles do not produce testosterone. Although millions of men use testosterone therapy, less than half actually have hypogonadism or missing testicles. Instead, they use testosterone to treat normal aspects of aging — decreased energy, flagging libido, sagging muscles, and more.

The problem is that many men on testosterone therapy are not aware that pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs) is a potential side effect. In many cases, the risk of this side effect outweighs any benefit of treating “Low T.”

Studies of Testosterone Therapy and Pulmonary Embolism

October 2011 — A study published in the journal Translational Research has found that testosterone therapy increases the risk of blood clots and pulmonary embolism. The blood clots occurred in as little as one month, and within 6 months on average.

The author of the study, Dr. Charles Glueck, reported that multiple cases of pulmonary embolism occurred in patients with previously undiagnosed genetic risk-factors, such as high Factor VIII and Factor V Leiden (estimated to affect 5% of men). These mutations cause testosterone to be converted into estradiol (estrogen), a female hormone that is associated with a significant increased risk of blood clotting and pulmonary embolism.

What is a Pulmonary Embolism?

A pulmonary embolism is a life-threatening medical emergency that occurs when a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel in the lungs. Pulmonary embolisms starve the body of oxygen, which can cause severe brain damage or even death. Pulmonary embolisms are usually caused when blood clots in the lower body break loose and travel to the heart and lungs — a condition known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Signs & symptoms of a pulmonary embolism:

  • Blood clots
  • Chest pain (sudden, sharp pain that gets worse with deep breathing)
  • Shortness of breath or rapid breathing
  • Coughing (may be bloody)
  • Bluish skin discoloration
  • Dizziness
  • Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
  • Swelling of the leg
  • Leg pain
  • Increased warmth or redness in the leg
  • Low blood pressure

Do I have a Testosterone Pulmonary Embolism Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting testosterone pulmonary embolism induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was injured by a pulmonary embolism caused by testosterone therapy, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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