Low Testosterone Drug Lawsuits Allege Men Suffer Stroke, Heart Attack, And Cardiac Death After Using Testosterone Drugs Including AndroGel And Androderm.
Low testosterone drug lawsuits involving popular drugs such as AndroGel and Androderm now stand at over 5,000 in the federal litigation established for the claims. The low testosterone drug lawsuits allege that testosterone manufacturers failed to warn that their products can lead to heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and other serious and fatal side effects, including cardiac death, in men who are prescribed the drug.
More than 200 low testosterone drug lawsuits were added over the past month, according to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation’s MDL statistics report. The number of claims increased from 4,863 as of February 16, to 5,069 as of March 15. The low testosterone lawsuits are consolidated in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois where specific AndroGel cases are being prepared for jury trials that are scheduled to start in October. AndroGel lawsuits will go to trial first because the vast majority of the complaints are filed against the drug’s maker and marketer, AbbVie and Abbott Laboratories. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2545)
“The roughly 50 testosterone cases per week that were added to the litigation over the past month indicates that more men are experiencing health complications from using prescription low testosterone treatment products,” says Wright & Schulte LLC, a nationwide law firm representing men in testosterone complaints in this federal MDL. The firm offers free testosterone drug lawsuit evaluations to men, or their survivors, who believe they have suffered heart attacks, strokes, blood clots or death after using low testosterone therapy drugs such as AndroGel, Androderm or Testim. To speak with one of the law firm’s experienced attorneys, call 1-800-399-0795 or visit yourlegalhelp.com for more information on Low-T drug side-effects and other prescription drug information.
Low testosterone treatment products now carry a warning label of the potential increase risk of heart attack or stroke when taking the products. In March 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered testosterone makers to update the warning labels of their products as part of the agency’s continuing review of testosterone gels, patches, creams, and injections prescribed to treat hypogonadism, a medical condition in men that lowers testosterone levels and is not due to the aging process. In January 2014, the FDA announced an investigation into low testosterone products after reviewing studies that found a potential risk of cardiovascular events in men who are prescribed testosterone drugs.
The low testosterone complaints purport testosterone manufacturers failed to disclose the cardiovascular, stroke, and other health risks associated with their testosterone products. One lawsuit added to the litigation was an AndroGel wrongful death claim filed on behalf of a woman whose husband began using the medication in August 2010 after his doctor diagnosed him with hypogonadism. The man suffered cardiac arrest and died in January 2014. The lawsuit contends that his doctor would not have prescribed AndroGel nor would the plaintiff had taken the medication if they had known about the increased risk of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis and death associated with the drug.(Case No. 1:16-cv-01812, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois)
In addition to AbbVie and Abbott Laboratories, other testosterone manufacturers named as defendants in the litigation are:
- Actavis, Inc. and Watson Pharmaceuticals, which makes
- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which makes Testim
- Eli Lilly and Company and Lilly USA LLC, makers of
- Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., which makes Delatestryl and
About Wright & Schulte LLC On Filing A Low Testosterone Drug Lawsuit:
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