Pretrial proceedings are going smoothly in the testosterone multidistrict litigation (MDL) that is being held in an Illinois federal court. The testosterone MDL is scheduled to meet three times this spring, with the next meeting scheduled for March 20, 2015.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has also scheduled case management conferences on April 21 and on May 19.
The MDL currently has 1,247 pending testosterone lawsuits.
The plaintiffs involved in the MDL are men who have been injured by testosterone products, including testosterone gel, such as Androgel, a product manufactured by AbbVie.
Studies have shown that testosterone use in older male patients who are using the hormone to treat signs of male aging, such as decreased muscle mass, energy, and libido, have an increased risk of cardiovascular complications, including heart attack or stroke.
On March 3, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement ordering manufacturers of testosterone products to update their labeling to include information on cardiovascular risks. The FDA also noted in their statement that the agency has not yet approved the use of testosterone to treat male aging, and has only approved these kinds of products to treat patients with medical conditions that cause low testosterone levels.
Legal Help for Men Injured by Testosterone Gels
Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm with headquarters in St. Louis that specializes in defective drug litigation. Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers are currently representing men in testosterone gel lawsuits. If you or someone you love has suffered from a testosterone injury, contact our law offices for a free, no obligation case evaluation.
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References: Pharmaceutical litigation, Testosterone