This complaint joins more than 200 other testosterone lawsuits that have been filed in Illinois on behalf of men who allegedly suffered serious heart problems due to their use of AndroGel and similar treatments.
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 14, 2014
A testosterone lawsuit (http://www.testosteronelawsuithub.com/) recently filed in the multidistrict litigation now underway in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, is seeking reimbursement for the costs insurance companies incurred covering prescriptions for AndroGel, Testopel, Axiron, Androderm and Fortesta Gel, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. The November 5th filing alleges that the manufacturers of testosterone therapies engaged in deceptive marketing, and caused insurers to pay billions of dollars for unsafe and ineffective medications. Among other things, the class action lawsuit points out that federal regulators have only approved testosterone replacement drugs for the treatment of hypogonadism (low testosterone) caused by an underlying medical condition. However, the complaint asserts that pharmaceutical companies marketed testosterone products as treatments for age-related issues, such as erectile dysfunction, diabetes, depression, and obesity. (Case No. 1:2014cv08857)
“This complaint joins more than 200 other testosterone lawsuits that have been filed in Illinois on behalf of men who allegedly suffered serious heart problems due to their use of AndroGel and similar treatments. These lawsuits also put forth similar allegations regarding the marketing tactics used to drive sales of the drugs,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is now offering free case reviews to victims of heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and other life-threatening heart problems that were allegedly caused by prescription testosterone medication.
According to court documents, more than 220 testosterone lawsuits are now pending in the litigation underway in the Northern District of Illinois, all of which claim that the manufacturers of low testosterone therapies failed to warn doctors and patients about their potential cardiovascular risks, and concealed those dangers from the public. The lawsuits further allege that the manufacturers of the medications engaged in deceptive advertising that induced many men to use the potentially dangerous treatments, even though they had no real medical need for testosterone replacement therapy. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2545)
Court documents indicate that the litigation involving testosterone treatments has been growing since January, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) launched a safety review of their cardiovascular risks. In September, a panel of outside advisors convened by the FDA recommended that the manufacturers of the medications be required to conduct studies of their cardiovascular side effects. The advisors also recommended that the labeling for low testosterone therapies be revised to make clear they have not been shown to lessen symptoms typically associated with aging in men.*
Men who allegedly suffered heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other serious cardiovascular events due to low testosterone therapy may be entitled to file their own testosterone lawsuit. To learn more, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website. Free, no-obligation legal consultations can be obtained by calling 800-511-5092.
*reuters.com/article/2014/09/17/us-usa-health-testosterone-idUSKBN0HC2C320140917, Reuters, September 18, 2014
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