Our Firm has received numerous inquiries from men who allegedly suffered heart attacks, strokes, and other life-threatening cardiovascular problems due to their use of testosterone replacement therapy.
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 20, 2014
Hundreds of testosterone treatment (http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/dangerous-drugs/testosterone-lawsuit//) lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of AndroGel, Testim and other testosterone replacement therapies continue to move forward in a multicounty litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to Court Documents, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly recently issued a new Stipulated Protective Order governing all confidential or privileged documents produced in the proceeding during discovery. The Order is intended to protect any documents or information that may reveal trade secrets, confidential business information, other proprietary information, or personal information. The Order also applies to materials covered by attorney-client privilege, attorney work product, or any other privilege. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2545)
“Our Firm has received numerous inquiries from men who allegedly suffered heart attacks, strokes, and other life-threatening cardiovascular problems due to their use of testosterone replacement therapy. We are pleased to see the federal litigation moving forward, and will continue to monitor the proceeding closely,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now offering free legal evaluations to men who allegedly suffered heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and other life-threatening heart problems due to their use of prescription testosterone medications.
Court documents indicate that more than 200 testosterone treatment lawsuits are now pending in the federal litigation underway in Illinois. Lawsuits involving these medications have been mounting in U.S. courts since January 2014, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was investigating the cardiovascular risks associated with low testosterone therapy. In September, a panel of FDA advisors recommended that the manufacturers of the drugs be required to conduct studies of their cardiovascular side effects. The advisors also recommended that the labeling for the medications be revised to make clear they have not been shown to lessen low libido, fatigue, muscle loss and other symptoms commonly experienced by men as they age.*
According to court documents, plaintiffs who have filed testosterone lawsuits in the Northern District of Illinois claim that the makers of low testosterone therapy engaged in marketing that positioned the drugs as an effective remedy for low libido, fatigue and other age-related symptoms, even though they have not been approved for such indications. Testosterone plaintiffs further allege that this marketing induced many men to seek treatment with the potentially dangerous drugs, even though they had no real medical need.
Victims of heart attacks, strokes and other serious heart problems that were allegedly caused by a testosterone replacement drug may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. To learn more about filing a testosterone lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, or call 800-511-5092 for a free case review.
*reuters.com/article/2014/09/17/us-usa-health-testosterone-idUSKBN0HC2C320140917, Reuters, September 18, 2014
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