An attempt to dismiss 39 lawsuits filed against the makers of prescription testosterone supplements was rejected by the judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation (MDL) currently pending in the Northern District of Illinois. All of the complaints involve allegations that testosterone boosters caused plaintiffs to suffer heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other severe cardiovascular injuries.
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What’s the Problem?
The testosterone manufacturers asked Judge Matthew F. Kennelly to dismiss the complaints for various reasons, including the plaintiffs’ failure to effectively demonstrate that testosterone supplements caused their injuries. According to the defendants, scientific studies used by the plaintiffs have been discredited, and the link between testosterone and cardiovascular side effects has not be “conclusively proven.”
However, Judge Kennelly responded that the studies, as well as new blood clot warnings from the FDA, make “reasonable inferences” that the plaintiffs have demonstrated general causation between their injuries and use of the defendants’ testosterone supplements. Kennelly went on to note that the 39 lawsuits had been filed prior to the formation of the multidistrict litigation in June 2014. The MDL allows all testosterone lawsuits, regardless of the manufacturer, to be centralized to reduce duplicative discovery and conflicting rulings by different judges, and to serve the convenience of all parties involved. As of mid-December, at least 274 testosterone lawsuits are pending in MDL 2545 (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2545).
Do I Have a Testosterone Lawsuit?
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