An inferior vena cava (IVC) filter is a small cage-like medical device that can be inserted by doctors to stop dangerous blood clots from traveling to the blood vessels of the lungs. Their structure allows them to catch fragments of clots that form in the legs or pelvis before these blockages run the risk of causing a pulmonary embolism (PE). These metal filters are surgically implanted in patients who cannot tolerate blood thinners or have seen little success with those drugs.
Testosterone is a male sex hormone that naturally decreases in the body as a man ages. This dip in testosterone levels can cause symptoms such as such as fatigue, depression, low libido, decreased muscle mass, and increased body fat.
In recent years, millions of American men have been prescribed testosterone replacement drugs to combat these typical signs of aging. In fact, the companies that make these “Low-T” drugs use aggressive marketing to encourage patients and doctors to continue using these products that can sometimes have dangerous side effects.
Studies have shown that testosterone replacement medications can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and death from related conditions. The drug companies that sell these potentially harmful products often do so without disclosing the involved risks. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires makers of prescribed testosterone products to include label warnings concerning the possible dangerous side effects and further clinical testing is necessary to determine exactly how unsafe these medications can be.
If you or a loved one has taken Low-T drugs or used products to treat low testosterone and suffered serious health complications or death, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our dedicated legal team at Iannella & Mummolo to learn more.