CHICAGO, Ill. — Eli Lilly recently announced that it has settled the more than 400 cases brought against its testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drug, Axiron.

The Axiron lawsuits are part of a multidistrict litigation consolidating testosterone lawsuits in the U.S. District Court in Chicago. The MDL is in the beginning of the bellwether trail phase, which means a few representative cases are chosen to go to trial first.

Upon announcing the global settlement agreement, the two bellwether trial dates for Axiron were dropped.

Although the details of the settlement have not been released, the compensation in testosterone lawsuits was expected to be significant.

Eli Lilly’s decision to settle could be indicative of testosterone lawsuits to come. In the MDL there are currently more than 6,000 pending testosterone lawsuits. The various pharmaceutical companies involved could look to Eli Lilly and follow the same route to settlement.

What is Axiron?

Axiron is a testosterone replacement therapy drug that takes the form of a topical solution that is applied to the skin. Through its application, the testosterone is absorbed slowly into the body.

Testosterone replacement therapy drugs like Axiron are used to treat hypogonadism in men. This condition occurs when a man has a deficiency of the testosterone hormone, causing reduced energy, low sex drive, and reduced strength/muscle mass.

Various TRT drugs are FDA-approved to treat men who lack the appropriate testosterone levels. However, testosterone drugs have been linked to serious cardiovascular side effects.

What are Serious Complications of Axiron?

Axiron has been linked to serious risks including:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Blood clots
  • Death

Eli Lilly faced product liability claims for not properly warning patients of these risks, and for manufacturing and selling a drug that is not safe for consumers.

What Other Testosterone Lawsuits Have Been Settled?

At its peak, the testosterone multidistrict litigation included 7,513 lawsuits, and today, there remain over 6,000 lawsuits pending.

Like Eli Lilly, several other testosterone drug manufacturers have found themselves paying large sums to compensate for the harm their drugs caused patients.

AbbVie has undergone two bellwether trials thus far, one of which ended in a verdict ordering the company to pay $140 million to a man who suffered a heart attack after using Androgel.

In the second Androgel trial, the jury initially ordered AbbVie to pay $150 million to the plaintiff. The verdict was subsequently overturned, but only because the jury had required AbbVie to pay punitive damages but had no included compensatory damages.

In both cases, the juries ruled that AbbVie had downplayed the drug’s serious risks in their marketing efforts.

Auxilium has also faced litigation over its testosterone drug, Testim. Not long after the Axiron settlement, Auxilium settled their case in January 2018 with a plaintiff who suffered a stroke after using Testim.

Can I File an Axiron Lawsuit?

Although the initial Axiron lawsuit has recently settled, it is not the last of the litigation Eli Lilly will face.

If you were harmed by taking Axiron, it is not too late to file your claim and win the settlement you deserve. Our dangerous drug attorneys are currently accepting testosterone drug lawsuits nationwide.

Contact our award-winning lawyers and we will get started on your case immediately.

What are the Criteria for Filing a Testosterone Lawsuit?

The following criteria must be met in order to file a successful testosterone lawsuit claim:

  • Must be male
  • Must have used name-brand TRT only, no shots
  • Must have had one of the following injuries:
    • Heart attack
    • Myocardial infarction
    • Blood clot
    • Stroke
    • Sudden cardiac death
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Deep vein thrombosis
    • Cardiogenic embolism
    • Blindness caused by blood clot to the eye
    • Other injury caused by a blood clot
  • If injury occurred while patient was taking TRT, must have been taking TRT for at least one month when the injury occurred
  • If injury occurred after patient stopped taking TRT, must be no more than 30 days since discontinuation of TRT when injury occurred

If you meet these criteria and suffered serious complications, you may be entitled to a settlement. Our lawyers will advise you on your case and help you file your claim.

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You can afford to have our great team of lawyers on your side. When you choose us, it literally costs nothing to get started. We promise you in writing:

  • No money to get started
  • We pay all case costs and expenses
  • No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
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How Do I Start a Testosterone Drug Claim?

Our drug lawyers will help you file your lawsuit. To get started, you can:

  1. Submit the Free Case Review Box on this page, or
  2. Call (866) 280-3417 any time of day to tell us about your case.

We will listen to your story and answer your questions. If you have claim, we will start immediately.

WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Testosterone drug lawsuit claims.

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