Men are in litigation against companies that manufacture low testosterone supplements, gels and injections. They chose to sue after suffering heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events allegedly caused by low testosterone supplements.
Nearly 100 Men Allegedly Suffered Cardiac Events Due to Low Testosterone Supplement
Almost 100 lawsuits are now centralized under a federal MDL. Product liability claims established in Illinois federal court allege that low testosterone supplements caused caused cardiovascular damage to men. Plaintiffs say they suffered strokes, heart attacks, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and other serious and life-threatening cardiac occurrences. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) ordered a motion on June 16, 2014. The motion consolidated at least 98 lawsuits naming low testosterone supplements for coordination in pretrial proceedings.
Litigation Involving Low Testosterone Supplements Achieves Class Action Status
Court documents say the JPML centralized claims involving low testosterone supplements on June 6, 2014. This move consolidated 45 cases, then transferred them to the Northern District of Illinois. Most suits transferred under this MDL involve AndroGel, a topical low testostere gel rubbed directly onto mens’ skin. However, other manufacturers face additional lawsuits from men who took low testosterone supplements. In addition to claiming that low-T treatments cause men to suffer heart attacks and strokes, they also allege that manufacturers aggressively promoted and marketed these therapies to men as a way to solve problems with aging that include low libido and fatigue without properly explaining the risks associated with these medications. The claims also note that many men used testosterone treatment without having an actual medical need for it.
Studies Led to an FDA Investigation
A majority of the low testosterone lawsuits began growing in courts around the country following an announcement from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2014 that the organization was investigating the potential cardiovascular risks linked to low-T treatment. The FDA’s investigation was prompted by two studies that found an association between men taking these medications and a higher risk of stroke, heart attack and sudden cardiovascular-related deaths.
How Victims Can Get the Justice and Compensation They Deserve
If you or someone you love had a stroke or heart attack while undergoing low testosterone treatment, you may have a case. To see if you may qualify for a cash settlement, fill out your free compensation evaluation form now. Once you’ve submitted your information, an experienced advocate will call to discuss your compensation options.
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