Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - Attorneys handling national testosterone lawsuits* report steady forward progress in MDL 2546, Testosterone Replacement Product Liability Litigation, a collection of 1,562 pending testosterone lawsuits. According to attorneys handling testosterone cases included in this multidistrict litigation, recent court documents reflect a change to the regular Case Management Conference schedule. The number of pending testosterone lawsuits that have been transferred for pretrial coordination is up more than 200 cases from over 1,300 earlier this month, according to court documents.
"The Illinois District Court is continuing to move forward with pretrial proceedings, despite a slight delay this week," explained attorney Jim Onder. "Delays do happen, but we do not expect a lasting impact on the case. The allegations made by the plaintiffs in these lawsuits - that they and their loved ones suffered heart attacks, stroke, and other serious cardiac problems, allegedly as a result of taking testosterone replacement drugs, according to the official complaint - are serious allegations including off-label marketing, fraud, failure to warn, and negligence from a large number of plaintiffs that necessitate careful and unhurried deliberation. Consolidation of these cases lends efficiency, yes - but perhaps more importantly, consolidation is often seen as lending strength by uniting common allegations made against a large entity such as a pharmaceutical company."
The most recent Case Management Conference was scheduled to take place earlier this week, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, according to court documents. Due to an unexpected absence of the presiding judge, Judge Kennelly, the Case Management Conference was rescheduled for June 2, 2015. The next conference, which was scheduled for June 26, 2015, has been cancelled; the normal schedule will resume in July with a conference scheduled for July 21, 2015.
The agenda of the upcoming Case Management Conference includes Motions to Dismiss concerning seven particular plaintiffs and defendant Besins Healthcare, according to court documents. Additionally, ongoing discussion of the bellweather process is on the agenda. Other items include discovery updates, particularly concerning Adverse Event Databases and search terms, as well as State and Federal Coordination with pending cases in Indiana and Ohio, according to official court documents.
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.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes testosterone lawsuit or other testosterone case inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.
About The Onder Law Firm
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