Court Overseeing Federal Testosterone Lawsuits Issues New Order Pertaining to State Court Coordination, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports

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Hundreds of testosterone treatment lawsuits are currently pending in the federal and state litigations, all of which allege the use of low testosterone therapies caused men to suffer heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and other serious cardiovascular side effects.

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Our Firm is investigating claims on behalf of numerous men who allegedly suffered serious cardiovascular problems due to their use of prescription testosterone treatments.

The federal court overseeing hundreds of testosterone lawsuits ( ) has issued a new Order pertaining to the litigation’s coordination with other proceedings involving similar claims currently underway in various state courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to the January 7th Order, a number of plaintiffs’ attorneys have been appointed by the federal court to act as liaisons with state proceedings underway in Illinois, Missouri, Pennsylvania, California and Indiana. The Order also sets forth protocols for the appointment of plaintiffs’ attorneys to act as liaisons for other state cases that are identified in the future. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2545)

“Our Firm is investigating claims on behalf of numerous men who allegedly suffered serious cardiovascular problems due to their use of prescription testosterone treatments. We are closely monitoring the litigations currently underway at both the state and federal level, and are please to see these case moving forward,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm continues to offer free case reviews to men who may have been harmed by AndroGel, Axiron, Testim and other low testosterone treatments.

Testosterone Litigation

According to a list of Member Cases posted on the Court’s website, at least 620 testosterone treatment lawsuits have been filed in the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of men who allegedly suffered heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and other life-threatening cardiovascular events due to their use of testosterone replacement therapies.* Among other things, the complaints allege that the manufacturers of these drugs concealed their potentially dangerous side effects from the public, and failed to warn doctors and patients about those risks. Plaintiffs further allege that sales of the medications were driven by misleading marketing claims that positioned the drugs as effective remedies for symptoms associated with male aging, and that those claims induced many healthy men to use the drugs in the absence of a true medical need.

According to court documents, the testosterone litigation has been growing since January, 2014, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had launched a review of the medications. Since then, a panel of FDA advisors has recommended that the drugs’ labels be revised to make clear they have not been shown to lessen low libido, fatigue, muscle loss and other issues commonly experienced by men as they age. They also recommended that the manufacturers of testosterone replacement therapies be required to conduct studies of their cardiovascular side effects.**

Men treated with prescription testosterone treatments may be entitled to compensation if they experienced any life-threatening cardiovascular events allegedly related to their use. To learn more about filing a testosterone treatment lawsuit, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website. Free, no-obligation legal consultations can be obtained by calling 800-511-5092.

*, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, January 9, 2015
**, Reuters, September 17, 2014

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