Our Firm has heard from a number of men who allegedly suffered serious heart problems due to their use of prescription testosterone therapies. We are monitoring this litigation closely, and are pleased to see these cases moving forward.
New York, New York (PRWEB) September 28, 2014
Testosterone treatment lawsuit (http://www.testosteronelawsuitcenter.com/) filed on behalf of men who allegedly suffered heart attacks, strokes and other serious cardiovascular events due to their use of low testosterone therapies continue to move forward in a multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court documents, the litigation’s most recent Case Management Conference was convened on September 23, 2014. Minutes issued by the Court indicate that the parties are hopeful of reaching agreements regarding the form for plaintiff's fact sheets and a document preservation order. If agreements on these matters can not be reached, they will be addressed during the next Conference, which the Court has scheduled for October 24, 2014. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2545)
“Our Firm has heard from a number of men who allegedly suffered serious heart problems due to their use of prescription testosterone therapies. We are monitoring this litigation closely, and are pleased to see these cases moving forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now evaluating legal claims on behalf of 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.
According to court documents, at least 200 testosterone treatment lawsuits are now pending in the federal litigation underway in Illinois. All of the claims were filed on behalf of men who allegedly suffered life-threatening cardiovascular events due to their use of drugs like AndroGel, Axiron and Testim. Among other things, plaintiffs allege that the manufacturers of low testosterone therapies failed to warn doctors and patients about their potential risks, and concealed those dangers from the public.
Court records indicate that the litigation surrounding low testosterone treatments has been growing since January 2014, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was investigating the cardiovascular risks associated with the drugs. As part of its review, the agency convened a panel of outside advisors on September 17th to make recommendations aimed at mitigating these risks. According to the Associated Press, the panel voted 20-1 to recommend that the drugs’ labels be revised to make clear they have not been shown to lessen low libido, fatigue, muscle loss and other age-related symptoms. The advisors also voted by the same margin to recommend that the manufacturers of testosterone replacement therapies be required to conduct studies of their cardiovascular side effects. *
Men who suffered heart attacks, strokes, or other cardiovascular problems allegedly related to a testosterone treatment may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. 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.
*startribune.com/nation/275499791.html, Associated Press (via startribune.com), September 18, 2014
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