St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) November 06, 2014
Attorneys handling testosterone lawsuits for the Onder Law Firm have updated their Androgel Testosterone Lawsuit Center website to report progress in the multi-district litigation filed on behalf of men who have suffered from serious medical conditions while taking testosterone replacement therapy drugs such as Androgel and Testim. These lawyers provide timely testosterone lawsuit news updates and no-cost, no-obligation testosterone lawsuit case review at androgeltestosteronelawsuitcenter.com.
The testosterone lawsuit MDL, In Re: Testosterone Replacement Product Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2545 which has been consolidated in a U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois, held a case management conference on November 4, 2014, according to court documents. The subject of bellweather trials has been the court’s recent business, according to court documents.
According to attorneys representing plaintiffs in testosterone lawsuits, bellweather cases represent a small sampling of the lawsuit’s cases that are selected as representative of the general issues that are expected to arise in the rest of the cases. The bellweather trials are prepared and tried by a jury early in the MDL’s proceedings, and give the plaintiff and defendant an indication of how the rest of the cases might proceed in terms of whether the cases will be settled and what potential settlement amounts may be. Each side has proposed specific cases to be used for bellweather trials in the testosterone lawsuit MDL, according to court documents.
Initially, this MDL was conceived only as a means for persons suffering from serious medical conditions such as heart attack and stroke after taking Androgel to pursue litigation (Androgel Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2545). However, throughout the past year, numerous other cases have been consolidated with the original Androgel lawsuits to include plaintiffs who suffered similar injuries from other testosterone replacement therapies.
The most recent set of testosterone lawsuits was transferred and consolidated in the past month, but not without resistance from the plaintiff and the defendant. Brian Potts and Sandra Potta v. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Gregory S. Funk (Potts, et al. v. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., et al., C.A. No. 1:14-345, Southern District of Alabama) is the most recent case to be added to the broader testosterone MDL. The transfer took place on October 9, 2014, according to court documents. Both the plaintiff and the defendant argued the case should not be transferred and consolidated for the sake of convenience, according to a transfer order filed on October 9, 2014. However, the presiding judge, John G. Heyburn II, ruled the case be transferred to the Northern District of Illinois “for inclusion in the coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings”, according to the transfer order.
Plaintiffs in the testosterone lawsuit MDL include men who have suffered from cardiovascular incidents including heart attack and stroke while taking testosterone replacement therapies. The case, MDL No. 2545 – In Re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, includes over 300 plaintiffs, according to court documents. The men in question suffered from heart attack, stroke, or another cardiovascular problem while taking a testosterone supplement drug, according to court documents. These cases include persons who have taken a wide variety of testosterone drugs, including but not limited to Androgel, Androderm, and Testim, according to court documents.
Attorneys handling national testosterone lawsuits believe that men and the families of men who experienced heart attack or stroke while taking testosterone may be entitled to real compensation by filing a testosterone lawsuit. Nationally respected for its superior work in drug and product safety litigation against multi-billion dollar corporations, The Onder Law Firm has committed its significant resources to providing expert legal representation men and the family members of men seeking to file testosterone lawsuits. Individuals and family members of individuals who meet this description are entitled to a no-cost, no-obligation consultation through the firm’s Androgel Testosterone Lawsuit Center website.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes testosterone lawsuit or other testosterone case inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The pharmaceutical and medical device litigators at The Onder Law Firm have represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against multinational conglomerates from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. Other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is also a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation. The Onder Law Firm offers information from attorneys handling testosterone lawsuits at http://www.AndrogelTestosteroneLawsuitCenter.com.