Thursday, August 27, 2015 - The Plaintiffs Steering Committee (PSC) and the defendants in testosterone lawsuits now consolidated as MDL 2545, Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, are in the midst of ongoing discussion regarding the establishment of a cap on the number of custodial files the PSC may receive for corporate employees involved in the production or marketing of AbbVie testosterone products, according to court documents. Recent phone conferences, which took place on August 19 and August 23, 2015, according to court documents, still left a number of issues unresolved.
"From an outside perspective, it may seem one side or the other is failing to cooperate to let this case move forward smoothly. But from an inside perspective, we know testosterone lawsuits are incredibly complex.
"For Androgel alone - and the bellwether trials have been limited to Androgel, while the lawsuits address allegations regarding a number of other testosterone replacement products as well - the product has been in development or on the market for nearly twenty years. Multiple companies have been involved in its development and marketing over that time. There may have been hundreds of corporate employees who had a role in the products, in positions such as clinical development, non-clinical development, regulatory, pharmacovigilance/drug safety, marketing, sales, medical affairs, and product management.
"The goal of the plaintiffs committee in arguing for more time before agreeing on a cap to the number of custodians allowed is to properly research the scope of persons involved in order to ensure a fair sampling of these persons are allowed as custodians during the discovery process. Attorneys representing plaintiffs in these national testosterone lawsuits are merely advocating for the time they need to do their job fully and professionally on behalf of plaintiffs who have filed very serious allegations," a representative of the Onder Law Firm intoned.
A total of 2,231 testosterone lawsuits have been transferred to MDL 2545, according to official court records filed on August 17, 2015. There are approximately a dozen defendants, each of which is a pharmaceutical company that had a role in producing or marketing testosterone replacement products to men in the United States, according to court documents. Each of these testosterone lawsuits has been filed by and on behalf of men who say they suffered from heart attack, stroke, or another serious side effect allegedly linked to testosterone replacement therapy, according to court documents. The testosterone lawsuit MDL is currently among the 20 largest consolidated MDLs now pending in the United States, according to court documents.
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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.AndrogelTestosteroneLawsuitCenter.com.
*Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2545, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois