Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - Attorneys representing men in testosterone lawsuits alleging heart attack and stroke announce a testosterone lawsuit news update: according to court documents, the testosterone producers deny all allegations of wrongdoing.* More than 1300 testosterone lawsuits have been filed as part of MDL 2546, Testosterone Replacement Product Liability Litigation, making common allegations that testosterone replacement products such as Androgel and Testim have caused heart attacks and strokes in men, according to court documents. According to a lengthy court document filed on May 1, 2015, defendants in the cases deny all counts of wrongdoing including allegations of off-label marketing, fraud, failure to warn, and negligence. These testosterone attorneys provide timely testosterone lawsuit news and offer no-cost testosterone lawsuit case review.
"We are undeterred by this most recent development in testosterone lawsuits," comments Jim Onder, whose Onder Law Firm is representing numerous clients in testosterone lawsuits seeking compensation for alleged heart attack or stroke. "The across-the-board denial of plaintiffs‘ allegations may dishearten the average consumer, but this is a typical stage of the legal process in product liability lawsuits. I hesitate to say this is not news; it does indicate that testosterone lawsuits are moving forward. However, this development does not give any indication of how testosterone lawsuits will progress.
"What we do know is that the FDA has recently warned doctors and patients of the potential risks of both venous and arterial blood clots arising from testosterone replacement therapy.** Men and the families of men who have filed testosterone lawsuits used the products prior to the FDA warnings, according to court documents, and allege they were not made aware of the potential risks, Onder says."
The FDA issued two warning during 2014 regarding potential health risks posed by testosterone replacement therapies. The first FDA testosterone safety advisory, issued on January 31, 2014, announced that federal regulators were launching an investigation of the potential for an elevated risk of heart attack, stroke and other cardiac events based on new research.** Then on June 19, 2014, the FDA required testosterone makers to add a warning to the product label regarding the danger of venous blood clots stemming from testosterone replacement therapy.**
Attorneys handling national testosterone lawsuits on behalf of men and families around the nation believe that individuals and the families of individuals who experienced heart attack, stroke, or another serious health problem while taking testosterone may be entitled to real compensation by filing a testosterone lawsuit Nationally-renowned for groundbreaking work in drug and product safety litigation against multi-billion dollar corporations, the Onder Law Firm‘s testosterone attorneys have committed their significant resources to providing expert legal representation to men and the family members of men who believe they may have grounds to file testosterone lawsuits. Individuals and family members of individuals who meet this description are entitled to a no-cost, no-obligation consultation through the firm‘s Testosterone Lawsuit Center website.
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Onder, Shelton, O‘Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. The pharmaceutical and medical device litigators at The Onder Law Firm have represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against multinational conglomerates from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. Other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is also a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation. The Onder Law Firm offers information from attorneys handling testosterone lawsuits at www.TestimTestosteroneLawsuitCenter.com.
* Testosterone Replacement Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2546, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
** FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA evaluating risk of stroke, heart attack and death with FDA-approved testosterone products, 1/31/2014, fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm383904.htm
FDA adding general warning to testosterone products about potential for venous blood clots, 6/19/14, fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm383904.htm