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2700 Testosterone Gel Lawsuits in US

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Testosterone, Uncategorized

testoserone_gelOver 2,700 testosterone gel lawsuits are pending in the US. According to a Forbes article from late October 2015, testosterone lawsuits numbered around 2,000 in August 2015. In the ensuing months, even more men who suffered serious testosterone side effects stepped forward, bringing the total near 3,000.

A legal representative commented in the Forbes article that the lawsuits are “not quite to the halfway point in terms of the number of suits we’re going to see.”

Lawsuits consolidated in Chicago

Testosterone lawsuits are consolidated in a multidistrict litigation (MDL) in Chicago. The MDL cites 7 companies that make testosterone products.

The US District Court Judge managing the MDL, Judge Matthew Kennelly, is moving pretrial proceedings along at an efficient pace. In late 2016, the court will begin the bellwether trial process; at this time, rulings will be made on bellwether testosterone lawsuits that both parties carefully selected as representative of a majority of the MDL lawsuits.

AbbVie and AndroGel

This first round of bellwether cases scheduled for 2016 involves AbbVie and their testosterone product, AndroGel.

These AndroGel lawsuits allege that AbbVie’s testosterone product caused blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes. These lawsuits also argue that AbbVie’s AndroGel marketing campaigns misled them to believe the product as safe.

Decline in AndroGel sales

According to the Forbes article cited above, AndroGel sales plummeted as testosterone lawsuits rose. AndroGel sales dropped by 32% in the first 6 months of 2015.


Carey Danis & Lowe AndroGel lawyers represent men just like you who have been injured by testosterone gel, including Abbvie’s AndroGel. Our team of experienced testosterone lawyers are investigating cases, and encourage you to explore your legal options with us today.

For a free case evaluation, call us toll free at 800.721.2519.

You can also reach us online by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

Mother of NuvaRing Victim Crusades for Saving Lives

By | NuvaRing, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

nuvaring_lawsuit_heart_attackKaren Langhart never thought she would outlive her daughter. However, due to insufficient drug testing and inadequate medical warnings, NuvaRing caused blood clots, pulmonary embolisms and heart attacks resulting in her daughter Erika’s death in 2011. Erika was 24.

The only conscionable way for the Langharts to pursue a legal case was to press for a jury trial. This would expose Merck, the maker of NuvaRing, and gain media coverage so women would be aware of the complications and lives would be saved.

The jury trial never happened because the lawyers settled out of court in a class action suit. The lawsuit covered 3,800 women, 83 of them who died. In Karen Langhart’s mind, Merck got away with murder.

In 2014, Merck made an inconceivable $723 million from NuvaRing. Merck claims that NuvaRing has an “acceptable risk factor”. For the Langharts, nothing is “acceptable” about Erika’s death, other deaths or life altering injuries caused by NuvaRing.

To expose the truth of the risky NuvaRing and raise awareness of its complications, the Langharts have created a foundation in memory of their daughter. The mission of InformedChoiceForAmErika.com is to save lives by sharing honest information.

NuvaRing Lawsuit Assistance

Too many young women have been struck down in the prime of life by the lethal effects of NuvaRing.

If you or someone you know has been harmed by NuvaRing, please call our medical liability attorneys at 1-800-721-2519 or send an email. There is no cost or commitment on your part for an initial case evaluation.

Family Creates Nonprofit to Publicize Hazards of NuvaRing

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, NuvaRing, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

nuvaringThe Langhart parents were expecting their daughter, Erika, to fly home for Thanksgiving. Instead, they got a call summoning them to a Virginia hospital, because their daughter had suffered multiple heart attacks. By the time they got to the Virginal Hospital Center, she was in a coma.

The doctor asked whether Erika was using birth control. Upon learning that Erika used NuvaRing, the doctor stated that “there’s a link between NuvaRing and pulmonary embolisms.” The doctors removed the contraceptive device immediately, but it was too late. A blood clot that started in her thigh caused extensive pulmonary embolisms, many episodes of cardiac arrest and eventual brain death.

The Langharts didn’t know that NuvaRing had been linked to other women’s deaths. NuvaRing’s manufacturer Merck admits that there’s a very small risk of blood clots, but maintains that there’s evidence to support the safety and efficacy of the NuvaRing.

Despite this claim, Merck settled a multidistrict litigation (MDL) for $100 million, because Organon, the original maker of the NuvaRing , “failed to adequately warn consumers about a heightened risk of blood clots associated with the use of NuvaRing, even though the manufacturer was aware that NuvaRing posed greater risks than other hormonal contraceptives.”

The Langharts, however, didn’t settle. They want Merck held accountable for failure to properly warn women of the risk. To further their mission, they created a nonprofit honoring their daughter. Using her name, they called the organization “Informed Choice for Amerika”, working with the mission of advising women about the hazards related to NuvaRing and the relative risks of hormonal contraceptives.

Unfortunately, the use of NuvaRing is widespread: it’s one of the most popular birth control products on the market.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help

The trusted attorneys at Carey Danis and Lowe work tirelessly to help victims who have been injured by defective medical products.

If you or your loved one is suffering from the ill effects of NuvaRing, please give us a call at 800-721-2519 or send us an email. Carey Danis & Lowe works with a group of nurses and medical experts to address your medical concerns. Our initial consultations are free of charge.

Testosterone Gel Makers Served Personal Injury Lawsuits

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Testosterone, Uncategorized

testosteronegellawsuitTestosterone gel lawsuits continue to mount against pharmaceutical companies, including AbbVie, the company behind Androgel, and Eli Lilly & Co, the manufacturer of Axiron. These lawsuits cite testosterone gel injuries. The plaintiffs in these cases have used testosterone gel, and have suffered from heart attacks or strokes. There have also been reports of testosterone gel fatalities.

A number of studies, including one published in November 2013 by the Journal of the American Medical Association, demonstrate a link between testosterone gels and poor cardiovascular health.

According to a doctor interviewed for an article recently published by the Indystar, an Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper, testosterone replacement drugs, like Androgel and Axiron, can trigger the thickening of a patient’s blood, and thus, create a situation where blood clots are more likely to develop. As a result of this knowledge about how testosterone replacement drugs affect blood consistency, this particular doctor closely monitors his patients.

Another doctor interviewed by the Indy Star about testosterone replacement therapy expressed uncertainty about the safety of drugs like testosterone gels. This doctor stated that he does not write testosterone prescriptions for patients seeking testosterone gels to treat low testosterone, or low T.

It is heartening to hear that these two particular healthcare providers are extremely careful in their dealings with testosterone gels, especially in light of the dangers that these gels has been known to cause.

How to File A Testosterone Lawsuit

Carey Danis & Lowe is St. Louis law firm with extensive experience in personal injury and defective drug litigation. Our attorneys currently represent plaintiffs in testosterone gel lawsuits. If you are interested in filing a testosterone lawsuit, our attorneys are available to discuss your case during a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Contact the law offices of Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form.

Ontario Yaz & Yasmin Class Action Lawsuit Approved

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_bayer_multidistrict_litigation_yaz_settlements_yaz_yasmin_lawsuit_settlementsThe Ontario Superior Court of Justice has approved a Yaz and Yasmin class action lawsuit. The lawsuit includes all women residing in Ontario and Quebec who used Yaz and/or Yasmin from 2004 – 2011.

The unique aspect of this class action lawsuit is that it automatically includes Yaz and Yasmin users, regardless of whether or not they have formally requested inclusion in the case. The legal representatives of the plaintiffs have posted information about how to opt-out of the case. If a woman prefers to opt-out, she must do so before February 9, 2015.

This Yaz and Yasmin class action lawsuit targets the drugs’ manufacturer, Bayer, and centers around injuries suffered by plaintiffs. These Yaz and Yasmin injuries include blood clots, pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, gallbladder disease, and stroke. The Canadian case alleges that Bayer was aware of the risks associated with both of their contraceptive drugs, but failed to give proper warning to health care providers and patients regarding these serious side effects.

Similar suits have been filed in the U.S. by Carey Danis & Lowe on behalf of women whose lives have been forever changed by these two contraceptive drugs, as well as by the generic version, Ocella.

No-Obligation Case Evaluations

The defective drug lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe currently represent women in Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits. Our lawyers understand the pain and suffering that these defective drugs have caused, not only to the women who have used them, but also to their families. That is why our law firm works tirelessly to recover losses for our clients.

When you seek the expert legal assistance of Carey Danis & Lowe, you can trust in our dedication to resolving your case with the best possible outcome for you and your family.

Share your Yaz, Yasmin, and Ocella story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. We offer free, no-obligation case evaluations during which we will advise you on how to move forward with your case. Contact our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form today.

Choose today to begin standing up against negligent pharmaceutical companies. Carey Danis & Lowe is always here to help.

Yaz & Yasmin Lawsuit Update: Israeli Women & Yasmin Lawsuits

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

bayerIsraeli women who have suffered injuries, such as blood clots and pulmonary embolism, from the use of the birth control pill Yasmin are standing up against Bayer. These women have applied to file a Yasmin class action lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer, Bayer.

According to Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, the class action lawsuit calls for compensation in the amount of NIS 204 million, which is over $53 million USD. The women involved in the Yasmin lawsuit claim that Bayer was negligent in warning patients and healthcare providers about the risks associated with use of the birth control pill.

In fact, the Haaretz article goes on to explain that the proposed suit alleges that Bayer was aware of the blood clot risk, but failed to provide sufficient update.

Bayer did eventually distribute safety information for Yasmin that included details on the blood clot risk. However, as the updated information only appeared in a safety pamphlet, this distribution method was insufficient in spreading the word on such a deadly Yasmin side effect, according to the women involved in the lawsuit.

One of the women involved in the case, Ruth Teitler, used Yasmin, and then suffered a pulmonary embolism. She told Haaretz that, after a year of using Yasmin, she experienced chest pain and trouble breathing to such a degree that she went to the hospital.

Once there, x-rays revealed that her lungs were overrun with blood clots.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Injuries

Carey Danis & Lowe is an experienced personal injury law firm that currently represents women who have been injured by Yasmin, as well as Yaz and Ocella. We are here to help you recover losses for all of your pain and suffering from Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today, and share your Yasmin, Yaz, or Ocella story with us. You can reach our law offices by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a personal injury claim form.

We look forward to assisting you in any way that we can.

Lawsuits Involving Yaz Side Effects to Be Heard May 2015

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_yasmin_side_effects_lawsuits_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsWomen who experienced Yaz side effects involving certain types of blood clot formation, and who filed lawsuits against Yaz and Yasmin manufacturer, Bayer, received good news last month. The federal court hearing Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits set a court date for cases involving women who experienced venous thromboembolism, or the formation of one or more blood clots, in their arteries.

The court will hear these cases in May 2015.

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois is location in which thousands of these Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been consolidated. Of these, approximately 2,500 involve women who suffered arterial clots and other serious Yaz side effects.

The purpose for scheduling the May 2015 court date is to reach a settlement in these 2,500 cases.

The team of dedicated Yaz lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are pleased to hear of this good news, and strongly hope that these cases can be fairly resolved as early as possible next year.

The Yaz lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe represent women whose lives have been harmed through Yaz or Yasmin use. Our clients have suffered tremendously after using Bayer’s contraceptive drugs, and that is why Carey Danis & Lowe works tirelessly in recouping losses on behalf of these women and their families.

If you or someone you love has been a victim of Yaz or Yasmin use, we encourage you to discover what your legal options and compensation eligibility may be. Our Yaz lawyers are available to review your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.

We invite you to share your Yaz or Yasmin story with us today. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury form.

NuvaRing & The Plight of One Family

By | NuvaRing, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

nuvaring_lawsuit_heart_attackA Tennessee Valley family gathered together for the 2013 holiday season, and everyone was in good spirits. However, a mere five days later, the family was saddened by the news that one of their own had succumbed to a blood clot. The family member, Angela Miller, was only 28 years old.

According to a news story from WTVC News Channel 9 in the Tennessee Valley, Miller had been using a contraceptive device called the NuvaRing. In their report, WTVC cites data from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration on NuvaRing fatality and injury numbers. Those records show 224 deaths and 3,000 serious injuries.

Manufactured by Merck, the NuvaRing was introduced in 2002, and has been associated with blood clots, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Following their loss, the Miller family began a campaign to raise awareness about NuvaRing side effects with the hopes that what befell their family would not happen to any other families.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help

As a national law firm specializing in defective drug litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe represents individuals and families that have been harmed by the NuvaRing. Our personal injury lawyers understand the pain and suffering that defective medical products cause, and because of that, our lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients with superior legal assistance.

If you or someone you love has been injured by the NuvaRing, Carey Danis & Lowe is available to discuss legal options and compensation eligibility now. Our law firm offers free initial case evaluations.

Share your NuvaRing story with a Carey Danis & Lowe lawyer today. Call 800.721.2519, or complete a confidential personal injury claim form.

Yasmin Stroke Sufferer Awarded $14 Million

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

yaz_lawsuit_yasmin_side_effects_lawsuits_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsA Chicago jury awarded a 37 year old woman $14 million after hearing that she suffered a life-altering stroke while using the contraceptive drug Yasmin for less than two weeks. According to a local ABC News report on the trial, the woman, Mariola Zapalski, has been virtually immobile since suffering from her stroke in 2007. With the left side of her body paralyzed as a result of her stroke, Zapalski now uses a wheelchair.

The plaintiff began using Yasmin in 2007. After a mere thirteen days on the drug, Zapalski suffered a stroke.

Yasmin and Yaz, both contraceptive drugs manufactured by Bayer, have been linked to blood clots and stroke, as well as heart attacks, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT). As the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has received a large amount of adverse event reports linking the two drugs to severe side effects, the organization mandated an update to Yasmin’s label last year with the purpose of better informing users of the drug having been known to cause a serious risk of Yaz blood clot formation.

Carey Danis & Lowe Can Help

Our Yasmin lawyers represent victims of this contraceptive drug across the U.S. We are currently investigating Yasmin cases, as well as Yaz cases, and encourage you to contact our St. Louis law firm to begin exploring your legal options with one of our experienced lawyers. Our initial consultations are free.

If you have been injured by Yasmin, Carey Danis & Lowe wants you to know that we have the resources, dedicated team of attorneys, and experience to win you a day in court, so that your story of suffering may be heard.

Share your Yasmin story with Carey Danis & Lowe today. Call us at 800.721.2519, or complete one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.

Research Participant Injured by Mirena IUD

By | Mirena, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized

mirena_mdl_lawsuit_dvt_blood_clot_settlementsA woman who participated in a Washington University School of Medicine study claims to have sustained permanent injuries from the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD), Mirena. The research study supplied participants with free contraception over a three year period.

The woman, Deanna Delancy, said in an article recently published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that in making her contraception selection, researchers offered her little information on the risks of the Mirena IUD. Delancy said that if she had known about the risks associated with the device, she would not have chosen it.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article, researchers in the study were implementing the Mirena IUD in a way discouraged by Bayer, the manufacturer behind the contraceptive device. In their defense, the School of Medicine stated that issuing medical products to patients in an off-label manner is not a rare decision made by medical experts.

As a result of what she claims to be injuries sustained from the Mirena IUD, Delancy has undergone two surgical operations to repair heart valves. Furthermore, due to her increased risk of developing blood clots, she now consumes a blood-thinning medication.

Though the Mirena IUD has been more closely associated with tissue perforation, it is not uncommon for certain types of hormones used in contraceptive devices to heighten the risk of developing a blood clot. The synthetic hormone used in the Mirena IUD is levonorgestrel, a second generation progestin.

Delancy’s case is unique in that the administration of the Mirena IUD occurred at a time discouraged by Bayer. However, when it comes to defective drug and medical device injuries, Carey Danis & Lowe knows from experience that each of these injuries comes with a unique story of distress.

We invite you to share your story with us in a free initial case evaluation. Carey Danis & Lowe defective medical device lawyers are here to carefully walk you through your legal options.

Our team of experienced lawyers is available to help you. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by phone at 800.721.2519, or complete one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.