Wednesday, February 4, 2015 - A new testosterone lawsuit was filed as part of the national testosterone lawsuit MDL that is underway in U.S. District Court in Illinois, report testosterone attorneys for the Onder Law Firm. In this particular claim, Lee and Kyoko Cohen allege that Mr. Cohen suffered a heart attack and ischemic stroke as a result of taking Testim, a testosterone replacement drug, according to court documents. Testosterone attorneys at the Onder Law Firm are representing clients in the MDL in Illinois.
The Cohen‘s case (1:15-cv-00494) has been filed against Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the pharmaceutical company that manufactures, sells, distributes and promotes Testim, according to court documents. According to court documents, the Cohens allege that Auxilium "engaged in aggressive consumer and physician marketing and advertising campaigns" to promote Testim to potential consumers and their doctors. Furthermore, the case alleges that men taking Testim suffered from life-threatening heart attack and stroke when they took Testim, according to court documents filed with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation.
This action describes in great detail the plaintiff‘s allegations regarding Auxilium‘s efforts to promote its testosterone drug to men and medical professionals. As described in the court documents, the case alleges that the manufacturer promoted the drug to men who did not necessarily suffer from hypogonadism, encouraged men to self-diagnose a disease coined "Low-T," urged health care providers to prescribe Testim to aging men, and promised consumers the drug was safe and easy to use. Cohen‘s lawsuit goes on to allege that the drug in question is not, in fact, safe, according to court documents. "What consumers received, however, were not safe drugs; instead, they received products which cause life threatening problems, including strokes, heart attacks, and thrombotic events," the suit alleges.
Consistent with other testosterone lawsuits, this case alleges that the defendant knew the drugs were not safe, according to court documents. The case portrays testosterone companies as having actively promoted a product that studies suggested was not safe for widespread use, according to court documents. The causes of action cited in this Testim lawsuit include product liability charges for a manufacturing defect, a design defect, failure to warn, negligence, breach of express and implied warranties, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, and loss of services.
The Cohen‘s is one of many lawsuits underway as part of the testosterone multidistrict litigation, or MDL. Cases included make similar allegations against a number of different pharmaceutical companies that sell comparable testosterone replacement products, according to court documents. Judged to be similar in their allegations and circumstances, these cases have been combined in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois for expediency and efficiency, according to court documents. Other drug makers now facing litigation for their testosterone products include Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, Actavis PLC, Endo Pharmaceuticals, and Pfizer, Inc, among others, as listed in court documents.
Attorneys accepting testosterone lawsuits for possible inclusion in the multidistrict litigation believe that men and the families of men who experienced a heart attack or stroke while taking testosterone may be entitled to real compensation through testosterone lawsuits. Nationally renowned for its superior work in drug and product safety litigation against multi-billion dollar corporations, The Onder Law Firm has committed its significant resources to providing expert legal representation men and the family members of men seeking 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 Androgel 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 http://www.AndrogelTestosteroneLawsuitCenter.com.