Following a March 2014 request to consolidate AndroGel Lawsuits filed on the federal level into a multidistrict litigation (MDL), a second motion has been filed with a panel of federal judges requesting that ALL testosterone supplement lawsuits be consolidated before a single judge for pretrial handling. To date, over 50 such complaints have been filed in courthouses around the country, most of which claim the products caused heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other serious cardiovascular injuries. In addition to Androgel, other popular testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drugs include Testim, Axiron, Androderm and Depo-Testosterone.
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MDL Requested for ALL Lawsuits Involving Testosterone Supplements
On April 11, 2014, Rafael Barrios filed a Motion to Transfer requesting that a single consolidated proceeding be established for all claims involving the various testosterone replacement therapy products. Barrios alleges that his injury occurred after using both AndroGel and Testim, which are manufactured by different companies. The motion comes less than a month after another group of plaintiffs requested consolidation of all AndroGel lawsuits, which would have restricted the litigation to claims involving that supplement.
Oral Arguments on TRT Consolidation to Begin Next Month
According to a Notice of Hearing Session filed by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) On April 14, oral arguments regarding the establishment of an AndroGel MDL will begin May 29 in Chicago. It is still uncertain as to whether the motion to include all testosterone lawsuits as part of a single litigation will be heard at that time, or whether it will be discussed at a future meeting.
Testosterone Lawsuit Allegations
Of the 50 lawsuits currently pending, at least 37 involve injuries allegedly caused by AndroGel. However, all of the complaints involve similar allegations that testosterone manufacturers failed to warn about the risk of cardiovascular side effects including heart attack, stroke, blood clot, pulmonary embolism and sudden death.
Future Cases Likely to be Filed
As new cases continue to be investigated around the country, legal experts expect hundreds or even thousands of additional testosterone lawsuits to be filed in the coming weeks and months. According to Barrios’ Motion to Transfer, all of the complaints filed against the different companies involve nearly identical allegations that they misrepresented their products as safe and effective, while downplaying the risk of cardiovascular health risks.
“The transfer of the [related testosterone cases] to the same court for consolidated or coordinated proceedings is appropriate here because common questions of law and fact exist, and consolidation or coordination before one court will ensure efficient management of the litigation and avoid duplicative discovery,” Barrios argues in the motion, which seeks to form the MDL in the Eastern District of Louisiana.
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