CHICAGO, Ill. — Eli Lilly has announced that it will settle the over 400 cases brought against it over the testosterone drug, Axiron.

On December 21, 2017, the pharmaceutical company and the plaintiffs reached a global settlement agreement to resolve the hundreds of product liability claims. By agreeing to a settlement, Eli Lilly effectively avoided a series of bellwether trials scheduled to begin in early 2018.

This decision to settle is significant because it indicates that the other thousands of lawsuits currently pending against testosterone drug manufacturers could see similar outcomes.

As of January 2018, there are over 6,000 pending federal lawsuits against various manufacturers of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drugs.

Testosterone therapy is used to treat men suffering from deficiencies, known as hypogonadism, which can negatively affect muscle mass, sex drive and energy levels. However, medical studies have shown that there are several serious health risks associated with TRT drugs.

The most prevalent complication is an increased risk of heart attack. Other serious side effects include stroke, blood clot, myocardial infraction, and pulmonary embolism.

Other Testosterone Lawsuit Verdicts

In June 2014, testosterone cases were consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation docket and moved to the Northern District of Illinois. At its peak, the MDL included 7,513 lawsuits.

Now, litigation is in the bellwether trial phase, which means a few representative cases were chosen to go to trial first.

AbbVie, manufacturer of Androgel, lost one bellwether trial in October 2017. A man who suffered a heart attack after using the drug was awarded $140 million in compensation.

In the same court, a different man was awarded $150 million in his case against AbbVie. However, the jury ordered AbbVie to pay only punitive damages and no compensatory damages, so the verdict was overturned a new trial ordered.

In both cases against AbbVie, the juries ruled that the company’s marketing tactics had downplayed the medication’s serious risks.

In a Philadelphia state court, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals settled a lawsuit brought against them over the testosterone drug Testim. The plaintiff, Robert Hoehl, claimed that Testim caused him to suffer a stroke.

Although a November 2017 Testim case against Auxilium ruled in favor of the company — Testim was not found responsible for the plaintiff’s heart attack — Hoehl’s lawsuit was settled in his favor in January 2018.

The Philadelphia judge denied requests to consolidate testosterone cases there into mass litigation, but at least 17 more lawsuits are scheduled for trial starting in June 2018.

Can I File a Testosterone Lawsuit?

Although many testosterone lawsuits are settled or underway, you can still file a claim if you were harmed by a testosterone drug.

If you contact one of our top-rated dangerous drug attorneys, we can start working on your case immediately.

There are several different TRT drugs that have been linked to serious side effects. These include:

Brand Type Manufacturer
Androderm Patch Actavis
Androgel Topical Gel AbbVie
Axiron Topical Solution Eli Lilly
Bio-T-Gel Topical Gel Teva
Delatestryl Topical Solution, Injection Indevus
Depo-Testosterone Topical Solution, Injection Pfizer
Fortesta Topical Gel Endo
Striant Tablet Endo
Testim Topical Gel Auxilium
Testopel Subcutaneous Pellet Endo

What are the Criteria for Filing a Testosterone Lawsuit?

If you meet the following criteria and have suffered the following complications, you are eligible to file a testosterone lawsuit:

  • 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

You may be entitled to a settlement. Our lawyers will advise you on your case and help you file your claim.

Our No-Fee Promise on Testosterone Drug Cases

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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