June 23, 2014 – The federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) established for lawsuits involving injuries allegedly caused by testosterone supplements is beginning to move forward. According to a case management order issued earlier this month, the court has scheduled the initial status conference in the MDL for July 10, 2014. All of the complaints involve allegations that testosterone boosters caused plaintiffs to suffer heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other adverse cardiovascular complications.
Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured after taking a testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the supplement and we can help.
What’s the Problem?
To date, approximately 100 testosterone lawsuits have been included in the MDL, which is currently pending in the Northern District of Illinois. Complaints involving testosterone boosters began to grow in January 2014, after the FDA announced that it was investigating cardiovascular risks linked to the supplements. The agency’s investigation was prompted by the publication of studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and PLOS ONE which determined that use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drugs may increase the risk of cardiovascular complications including heart attack, stroke, blood clot and sudden death.
Though most of the complaints in the MDL involve AndroGel, the litigation was established to coordinate product liability lawsuits involving any drug in this class. FDA-approved testosterone supplements include:
Among other things, plaintiffs in these lawsuits claim that many men who were prescribed testosterone supplements had no medical reason to be taking them, but were prompted to do so by marketing campaigns that characterized low testosterone therapy as a remedy for generalized symptoms such as weight gain, decreased sex drive and fatigue.
Can I File a Testosterone Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file a Testosterone Lawsuit, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of testosterone supplements, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of cardiovascular complications.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of a testosterone replacement therapy product, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your injury, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I have a Testosterone Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Testosterone lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Free Testosterone Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured after taking a testosterone supplement, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Testosterone Suit and we can help.