Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - Attorneys representing plaintiffs in national testosterone lawsuits anticipate an important Case Management Conference on July 9, 2015 in MDL 2545, Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation.* According to court documents, the conference this week will address the production of AbbVie Custodial Files and Deposition Coordination, the potential entry of a Defense Fact Sheet and corresponding protocol, the production of a document that addresses the safety of testosterone replacement therapy, and multiple issues pertaining to bellweather trials and discovery procedures.
Testosterone lawsuits have been filed on a large scale by men throughout the United States who suffered from a heart attack, stroke, or another serious health problem while taking testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) products, according to court documents. The testosterone lawsuits, which now number at, allege that these cardiovascular incidents are linked to the testosterone treatment. The plaintiffs allege that they were not warned that heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular conditions were a possible side effect of taking exogenous testosterone, according to court documents.
Furthermore, the plaintiffs allege testosterone replacement therapies were marketed aggressively to men who did not have a medical need for the drug, putting American men at risk for life-threatening conditions without good reason, according to court documents. While testosterone replacement therapy has been approved for use in men with diagnosed hypogonadism - a condition where the body produces little to no serum testosterone, resulting in an array of health problems - testosterone has not been approved by the FDA to treat symptoms of aging such as lowered libido, energy decline, and muscle mass loss, according to court documents.
The plaintiffs in these national testosterone lawsuits say they would not have chosen to take testosterone had they been made aware of the alleged health risks. Some of the lawsuits have been filed by family members of men who died as a result of a heart attack, stroke, or other health problem they allege was caused by testosterone therapies, according to court documents.
Bellweather trials, which are the first cases to be addressed and will set the tone for the outcome of the rest of the cases, are scheduled to take place in the coming year, according to court documents. At this time, the court is still in the process of selecting bellweather cases - currently addressing how to determine which cases it deems are "AbbVie only", as bellweather cases will only include allegations made against AbbVie‘s testosterone products, according to court documents.
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*Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products Liability Litigation, MDL 2545, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois