Testosterone Replacement Litigation Being Consolidated

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June 17, 2014 | Drug Injuries |

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According to the Food and Drug Administration, an estimated 4 to 5 million American men may suffer from low testosterone, but only 5 percent are currently being treated.

Low Testosterone Risks

If you’ve watched television in the last several months, you’ve probably seen a large number of commercials targeting men who suffer from low testosterone. Viewers are encouraged to speak with their doctor if they’re suffering from any of the following:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Increased irritability or depression
  • Fatigue
  • Reduced muscle mass and strength
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Decreased bone density

According to a November 2013 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, there was a reported 30 percent rise in risk for stroke, heart attack, and death in men age 60 and older who had been prescribed testosterone. Testosterone replacement side effects include the following:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Death
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Low Testosterone Lawsuits

On June 6, 2014, a panel of federal judges ordered all testosterone product lawsuits filed in federal courts to be centralized in the United States District Court for the Northern Illinois before one judge as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL).

The market for testosterone replacement drugs is worth $1.6 billion annually. The consolidation will encompass all suits against makers of testosterone replacement pills, including Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co., the maker of AndroGel and Axiron.

Contact a Drug Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one have been injured as a result of a defective drug such as testosterone replacement medication, you are urged to contact the Indianapolis Drug Injury Attorneys of Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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