New York, New York (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
A new testosterone lawsuit (http://www.testosteronelawsuitcenter.com/)
has been filed by a Georgia heart attack victim in Pennsylvania against the manufacturer of Fortesta, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. The complaint, which was filed on May 8th in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, alleges that Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Prostrakan Group PLC, failed to provide adequate warnings regarding the increased risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular injuries associated with the use of the low testosterone therapy. The complaint also questions the marketing tactics used to drive sales of Fortesta, alleging that the companies encouraged men to seek treatment for listlessness, low libido, moodiness and other symptoms which were merely the result of aging or lifestyle choices, rather than low testosterone. (Taylor et al v. Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., case number 140500775).
“Our Firm has heard from numerous men who used drugs like Fortesta and allegedly suffered serious heart injuries similar to those cited in this complaint,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free testosterone lawsuit reviews to anyone who may have suffered heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, or other serious heart problems allegedly due to the use of prescription testosterone therapies.
According to court documents, the litigation involving Fortesta and other low testosterone medications has been growing since late January, when the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was investigating the heart risks potentially associated with low testosterone therapies. The FDA’s review was launched in response to a growing body of research that suggests these medications might raise the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and death in certain men.
Court filings indicate that the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) will hear oral arguments on May 29th regarding a proposal to consolidate all federally-filed testosterone lawsuits involving the drug AndroGel in a single federal court for coordinated pretrial proceedings. The manufacturers of AndroGel, Axiron and Fortesta have voiced support for the establishment of a multidistrict litigation, but have requested that the proceeding include all federal testosterone claims, regardless of the drugs involved. (In Re: AndroGel Product Liability Litigation, No. 2545, JPML)
Victims of heart attacks, strokes, or other heart problems allegedly caused by low testosterone therapies may be eligible to file their own testosterone lawsuit. To learn more about this growing litigation, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website. Free, no-obligation legal consultations can be obtained by calling 800-511-5092.
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