Monday, June 15, 2015 - Testosterone lawyers announce the transfer of a new testosterone lawsuit to U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois for pretrial consolidation as part of MDL 2545.* The case, which was transferred from a Nebraska court, is just the latest in a series of 200 testosterone lawsuit claims that have been transferred since the initial consolidation a year ago, according to court documents.**
The new case, Castro et al v. AbbVie Inc et al, is representative of a group of plaintiffs taking legal action against the marketers of testosterone replacement therapy products for men, according to court documents. Each of these cases shares common questions of fact with over 1750 testosterone actions currently pending in the Illinois District Court, according to court documents. Sharing common questions of fact means the lawsuits make the same allegations against a common group of defendants; in this case, plaintiffs allege the makers of testosterone replacement products glossed over the risks associated with the supplement and exaggerated the benefits, according to court documents. Furthermore, plaintiffs allege marketers engaged in aggressive, off-label marketing campaigns, encouraging men to self-diagnose a fictional disease called "Low-T", according to the initial complaint court document.
Any testosterone lawsuit making these same allegations against one of more than a dozen defendants (all of whom are pharmaceutical companies selling one or more testosterone replacement therapy products), if filed by an American citizen, has been granted automatic transfer status to the MDL, according to court documents. MDL is a legal procedure used to simplify and expedite complex litigation involving hundreds of patients seeking damages for similar claims, according to court documents.
All the testosterone lawsuit cases that have been transferred to the MDL have been assigned to the Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly for pretrial procedures such as discovery, according to court documents.
Plaintiffs who have filed testosterone lawsuits already allege serious health problems linked to their use of a testosterone product such as Androgel, Testim, Androderm and others, ranging from heart attack and stroke to deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, according to court documents. The lawsuits included in the testosterone MDL say the companies are responsible for making what plaintiffs allege were false and misleading marketing claims that failed to fully warn consumers of the drug‘s risks, according to court documents.
Lawyers representing men and the families of men nationwide in testosterone lawsuits for alleged heart attack, stroke, or another serious or life threatening health problem believe that such persons may be entitled to real compensation by filing a testosterone lawsuit. Renowned throughout the country as a leader 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 to men and the family members of men who believe they may have grounds to file a testosterone lawsuit. Men and the loved ones of men who meet this description may contact the firm for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation through the Testim Testosterone Lawsuit Center.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes testosterone lawsuit inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.
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*Testosterone Replacement Therapy Product Liability Litigation - MDL No. 2545, Northern District of Illinois, filed 6/6/14
**Castro et al v. AbbVie Inc et al, Nebraska, Ca No 15-03058, transferred 6/9/15