When the federal testosterone litigation was established in June 2014, fewer than four dozen testosterone lawsuit were consolidated in the Northern District of Illinois, according to the JPML’s Initial Transfer Order.
New York, New York (PRWEB) February 20, 2015
Testosterone lawsuits (http://www.testosteronelawsuithub.com/) which allege that the use of prescription low-T medications caused men to experience serious cardiovascular events continue to mount in the federal litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to an updated Docket report issued by the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) on February 17th, 1,017 cases are now pending in the proceeding. Court documents indicate the Panel reported 270 filings as of December 15, 2014, so these new figures represent a substantial increase. (In re: Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2545)
“When the federal testosterone litigation was established in June 2014, fewer than four dozen testosterone lawsuit were consolidated in the Northern District of Illinois, according to the JPML’s Initial Transfer Order. Multidistrict litigations are created to allow a large number of claims involving similar allegations of fact to move more efficiently through the court system. Considering the rate at which this litigation has grown, it would appear that the consolidation of federal testosterone claims was certainly warranted,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently representing a number of clients who have testosterone lawsuits pending in the federal proceeding, and continues to offer free case reviews to men who may have been harmed by low testosterone treatments.
Court records indicate that the testosterone lawsuits have been mounting in U.S. courts since the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) revealed on January 31, 2014 that it was reviewing the cardiovascular side effects allegedly associated with low testosterone therapy. Since then, a panel of FDA medical advisors has recommended that the agency order the drugs’ manufacturers to conduct large-scale studies to better assess their heart risks. The panel also called on the FDA to revise the medications’ safety labeling, so that it is clear that low testosterone therapy has not been shown to alleviate low libido, loss of muscle mass, fatigue and other symptoms usually associated with drops in testosterone normally caused by the male aging process.*
According to court documents, all of the testosterone lawsuits currently pending in the Northern District Illinois accuse the medications’ manufacturers of concealing the heart risks allegedly associated with the drugs, including an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Plaintiffs further claim that sales of the drugs were driven by aggressive marketing that positioned low-T therapy as a remedy for symptoms associated with age related drops in testosterone, an indication for which they have not been approved.
Men who allegedly suffered serious cardiovascular events due to their use of prescription testosterone treatments may be entitled to compensation for their injury-related damages. 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.
*http://reuters.com/article/2014/09/17/us-usa-health-testosterone-idUSKBN0HC2C320140917, Reuters, September 17, 2014
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