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Detroit, MI (PRWEB) March 31, 2015
The Oliver Law Group, who is currently representing men in testosterone lawsuit claims, notes that filings for testosterone lawsuits that allege heart attack, stroke, blood clots and other cardiovascular complications associated with testosterone therapy products such as AndroGel, Androderm and Testim are increasing at a steady pace. The website for the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois where the testosterone lawsuits have been centralized, shows 1,291 testosterone lawsuits are pending in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) as of March 27. The testosterone complaints are filed on behalf of men, or their survivors, who allege that they suffered severe cardiovascular injuries, including cardiac death, as a result of using testosterone replacement therapy products such as Axiron and Fortesta, to treat low testosterone levels.
(In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation – MDL No. 2545)
“We are not surprised at the increase of lawsuit filings in the federal testosterone litigation,” says The Oliver Law Group P.C., which represents individuals harmed by defective drugs and medical devices. “The number of lawsuit filings have been climbing ever since the MDL for the testosterone complaints was established last June.” Attorneys at The Oliver Law Group are offering free testosterone lawsuit evaluations to men who experienced adverse cardiovascular events, such as stroke, heart attack, deep vein thrombosis, or pulmonary embolism and believe these serious events were caused by testosterone replacement therapy products. The attorneys are also offering free consultations with surviving family members of men who died allegedly as a result of taking testosterone replacement therapy. For a free legal consultation, call The Oliver Law Group at 1-800-939-7878 or visit http://www.legalactionnow.com.
According to the law firm, "The potential cardiovascular risks associated with low testosterone therapy medication have not only been key allegations in testosterone lawsuits, but also have raised the concerns of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which approves all low testosterone treatment drugs. Earlier this month, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication requiring labels of prescription testosterone products to inform users of possible increased risk of heart attack and stroke with use of the product. The labeling must also include that testosterone products are only approved for men whose low testosterone levels are caused by certain medical conditions, and not by the normal aging process. According to the FDA, testosterone therapy is only for men who have hypogonadism, which is low testosterone levels due to a medication disorder. The federal regulatory agency also called for manufacturers of testosterone products to conduct a “well-designed clinical trial to more clearly address the question of whether an increased risk of heart attack or stroke exists among users of these products.”
[fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm436259.htm, FDA, March 3, 2015]
The firm further notes, that court records indicate that among the recent testosterone lawsuits filings in the Northern Illinois federal court is one filed on behalf of a 79-year-old Virginia man who began using AndroGel in 2008. According to the complaint, the man suffered a heart attack in January 2010, and was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis and stroke in March 2013, allegedly as a result of using AndroGel. The testosterone complaint was filed against AbbVie and Abbott Laboratories, which manufactures and markets AndroGel. (Case: 1:15-cv-02203) Another testosterone lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Georgia man who suffered a stroke in September 2011, allegedly after using the testosterone gel Axiron. According to the lawsuit, the man started taking Depo-Testosterone in December 2012 and suffered a stroke in February 2013 and a third stroke in August 2014. The lawsuit names as defendants, Eli Lilly, which produces Axiron, and Pfizer and Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., which makes Depo-Testosterone. (Case No. 1:15-cv-01668)
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