CHICAGO — Over 600 testosterone lawsuits will be reviewed together in the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois this coming January. The cases will be reviewed via multi-district litigation (MDL) status conference in order to determine the next steps for the complaints. MDLs typically make litigation easier and less expensive for the plaintiffs in class action lawsuits, but defendants typically attempt to avoid them to dissuade plaintiffs from filing or joining lawsuits, even though it is also less costly and difficult for the defendants. The lawsuits for this particular MDL mostly relate to Androgel testosterone products, but problems in reviewing the cases together include distinguishing the different defendants, which include Abbvie, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Solvay America, Inc., Auxilium, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Acrux Limited, Actavis, Inc., Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Anda, Inc., Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Pfizer, Inc., to name a few. The lawsuits also allege varying complaints including different injuries for plaintiffs, and the MDL also has to take into account the different locations of the plaintiffs. The MDL will not prevent future cases from being filed, but it is important because it will help in determining the result of future cases.
According to studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and in the New England Journal of Medicine, men who take testosterone supplements have an increased risk for heart attacks or other cardiovascular complications. If you are over 65, taking testosterone supplements can double your risk of having a heart attack. Older testosterone users, or users who have a previous history of cardiovascular problems, are especially susceptible.
Although the complaints differ in their allegations against the manufacturers and distributors, there are a few common factors. Although testosterone gels are FDA-approved, many suits allege that the defendants encouraged their prescription for uses that had not been approved by the FDA and for which sufficient studies and clinical trials had not been completed. Many lawsuits also allege that the defendants downplayed the risks associated with the testosterone supplements while playing up the efficacy of the drug. The complaint also alleges that the defendants overrepresented the number of men who would benefit from the use of testosterone gels.
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