Low Testosterone Drug Lawsuits Allege Men Suffered Heart Attacks, Strokes And Cardiac Death After Taking Prescription Low-T Drugs.
More than 90 low testosterone drug lawsuits have been added over the past month to the multidistrict litigation (MDL) for Low-T drug complaints alleging that AndroGel, Androderm and other Low-T drugs cause blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. The testosterone drug lawsuits pending in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois assert the makers of Axiron, Depo-Testosterone and other products that treat low testosterone levels failed to adequately warn about the cardiovascular risks associated with their products. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2545)
The number of testosterone complaints rose from 6,278 to 6,369 from November 15 to December 15, according to the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s (JPML) MDL statistics report. In June 2014, the JPML consolidated all federally filed testosterone drug lawsuits and transferred them to the Northern Illinois federal court for coordinated pretrial proceedings. The MDL involves six manufacturers that produce such testosterone products as Fortesta, Delaterstryl, and Testim. Plaintiffs contend that men have suffered heart attacks, blood clots and even cardiac deaths after being prescribed testosterone medications. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2545)
“As the testosterone lawsuit filings continue, parties involved in the litigation are preparing for bellwether trials that will begin next June,” says Dr. François Blaudeau, founder of Southern Med Law.
Southern Med Law comprehends the medical and legal questions involved in testosterone drug lawsuit claims which is what makes the law firm able to provide the aggressive and effective advocacy for those who believe they have been harmed by prescription testosterone drugs. If you or someone you love have been injured by testosterone therapy medication, call the office directly at 205-547-5525 for a free, no obligation testosterone therapy lawsuit review or by visiting www.southernmedlaw.com and filling out our online form.
Testosterone replacement therapies are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hypogonadism, a medical condition that causes low testosterone levels in men that is not due to the aging process. In January 2014, the FDA launched a probe into testosterone products after reviewing studies that indicated serious cardiovascular events associated with prescription testosterone replacement therapies. In March 2014, after reviewing published studies, adverse event reports and meeting with its advisory panel, the FDA required testosterone manufacturers to add information to their product labels about a possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients taking testosterone. More recently, the FDA warned that prescription testosterone products can be abused by adults and adolescents, including athletes and body builders.
Court documents indicate the majority of testosterone complaints in the MDL involve AndroGel, a popular testosterone gel which is made and marketed by AbbVie and Abbot Laboratories. U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly, who is managing the MDL, has scheduled six AndroGel bellwether trials, with the first one starting in June 2017. In addition to AbbVie and Abbot Laboratories, other testosterone manufacturers in the MDL are:
•Actavis, Inc. and Watson Pharmaceuticals, which makes AndroDerm
•Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which makes Testim
•Eli Lilly and Company and Lilly USA LLC, makers of Axiron
•Pharmaceuticals Inc., which makes Delatestryl and Fortesta
•Pfizer Inc. and its subsidiary, Pharmacia & Upjohn Co. which makes
and markets Depo-Testosterone
(In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy ProductLiabilityLitigation – MDL No. 2545)
About Southern Med Law And Filing A Testosterone Drug Lawsuit
Throughout his career, Southern Med Law’s Founder, Dr. François Blaudeau, has worked hard to develop a strong reputation in healthcare litigation through Southern Med Law. His first-hand knowledge of medicine has made Southern Med Law an aggressive and effective legal advocate for those who were harmed due to dangerous and defective drugs. If you believe that you or a loved one was injured by testosterone products, please contact Southern Med Law today to learn more about your legal rights. You can arrange for a free, no obligation testosterone therapy lawsuit review by filling out our online form, or by calling the office directly at 205-547-5525.
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