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First AndroGel Bellwether Ends in Mistrial

The first attempt to hold AbbVie Inc. responsible for the side effects alleged from its AndroGel testosterone supplement has ended in a mistrial after the lead plaintiff’s attorney suffered from heart problems.

The first attempt to hold AbbVie Inc. responsible for the side effects alleged from its AndroGel testosterone supplement has ended in a mistrial after the lead plaintiff’s attorney suffered from heart problems.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by AndroGel side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the problem?

June 19, 2017 – Barely one week after Plaintiff Jeffrey Konrad brought before a jury his allegations that AndroGel caused him to have a heart attack in 2010, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly called the trial off.

The mistrial was called due to health problems suffered by the plaintiff’s lead attorney, according to Law360. Court documents indicate that the man was hospitalized with heart complications on June 10 and underwent an unspecified procedure, but has since been released and is now recovering back home.

The defense objected to the mistrial, saying there were other lawyers who could fill in. However, Kennelly said that he wouldn’t try the case without the lead attorney, according to court transcripts.

The Konrad Bellwether trial is expected to begin again in September.

AbbVie is facing about 4,200 lawsuits that have been centralized as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2545) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

The complaints allege that AbbVie marketed the drug for unapproved or “off-label” uses while failing to warn the public and medical community about the risk of heart attack, stroke and blood clots.

Do I Have an AndroGel Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in AndroGel lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by the side effects of AndroGel or other testosterone supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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