A Tennessee testosterone lawyer notes that a judge has ordered testosterone lawsuits against AbbVie to move forward and begin October 2016. Men across the country are alleging that products marketed to increase testosterone levels have caused serious side effects, including heart attacks. Affected men and their families may be eligible to seek compensation by filing a Tennessee testosterone lawsuit.
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Heart Attacks and Blood Clots Alleged in Testosterone Lawsuits
Lawyers for pharmaceutical company AbbVie, as well as those for men who allegedly suffered health complications after taking the company’s testosterone products, will soon begin choosing claims that could be tried as bellwether cases later this year. The district judge overseeing more than 2,000 consolidated lawsuits against companies accused of improperly marketing testosterone products has ordered the attorneys representing one defendant, AbbVie, and the attorneys representing the plaintiffs, to pick 32 potential bellwether cases. The attorneys for both sides have been ordered to select 16 cases in which plaintiffs allegedly suffered blood clots and 16 cases in which plaintiffs claim they suffered heart attacks, which are two of the most common complaints. According to Forbes, six of these cases will be chosen and tried starting in October 2016.
Plaintiffs allege that they suffered health complications because AbbVie represented its product Androgel as an effective treatment for sexual dysfunction and age-related energy loss. Testosterone is only FDA-approved to treat hypogonadism, a serious hormonal condition; it hasn’t been proven effective at addressing other health issues. The plaintiffs allege that AbbVie marketed Androgel in a manner that caused many relatively healthy men to take the product and suffer serious health complications, including blood clots, stroke and heart attack, the website reported.
How a Tennessee Testosterone Lawyer Can Help
Drug manufacturers have a duty to ensure their products are accompanied by full and accurate instructions and warnings to guide prescribing doctors and other health care providers in making treatment decisions. If a drug maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
Patients who are injured by testosterone replacement therapy drugs may be entitled to compensation for damages, including:
- Medical expenses
- The permanency of the injury
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Loss of income or ability to work
If a patient dies from complications after taking a testosterone drug, family members may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:
- Conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish from the loss of a loved one
- Funeral expenses
Patients who have suffered severe side effects after taking testosterone drugs, as well as the families of those who have died as a result of complications with the drug, are encouraged to seek the advice of a Tennessee testosterone lawyer to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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