Men throughout the country are filing lawsuits against the manufacturers of low testosterone treatments. Men suffered strokes, blood clots and heart attacks as well as other life-threatening cardiac events. A judicial panel recently established federal multidistrict litigation to centralize all low testosterone injury claims. This move happened in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, helping federally-filed low testosterone lawsuits move forward. An order from June 6, 2014 noted the initial status conference for this multidistrict litigation convenes on July 10, 2014.
All Illinois Low T Claims Moved Under Multidistrict Litigation
Court documents stated that at least 98 low testosterone lawsuits have already been filed in the Northern District of Illinois, and the number of cases grew following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s warning in January of 2014 that it was investigating the possible cardiovascular risks associated with low-T therapies. This investigation came in the wake of two separate studies finding that the risk of a cardiac event can rise with the use of low testosterone medication.
Majority of Multidistrict Litigation Claims Involve AndroGel
Most low testosterone lawsuits include accusations against AndroGel’s manufacturer, AbbVie. However, other low testosterone therapy manufacturers also face pending litigation. In most cases, men suffering heart attacks and strokes are filing these claims. Yet others claim that low-T manufacturers aggressively advertised their products while downplaying any associated risks. Upselling benefits like less fatigue as well as improved libido caused healthy men to seek out unnecessary low-t therapy.
How You Can Get Justice & Compensation
Judges are just now presiding over the first bellwether trials against AbbVie for AndroGel injuries. If you or someone you love suffered a heart attack or stroke while receiving low-T therapy, you may qualify for compensation. To see if you’re entitled to a cash settlement from the manufacturer, complete your low-t compensation evaluation now. Once you’ve submitted your information, an experienced advocate will contact you to discuss your compensation options and possible next steps.
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