CHICAGO, Ill. -- Eli Lilly has recently settled over 400 Axiron lawsuits that claimed product liability for harmful side effects of the Low T drug.
Thousands of testosterone lawsuits have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court in Chicago, and had recently begun the bellwether trial phase. By announcing the global settlement agreement in December 2017, Eli Lilly was able to avoid its two bellwether trials set for early this year.
This decision to settle could be indicative of other decisions to come from the various pharmaceutical companies facing litigation over their testosterone drugs.
Although the settlement amount has not been released, compensation in testosterone cases was expected to be significant.
What is Axiron?
Axiron is a testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drug manufactured by Eli Lilly. It is a topical solution that is applied to the skin, and the testosterone is absorbed slowly by the body.
TRT drugs are used by men who lack or have low levels of the testosterone hormone due to a medical condition known as hypogonadism. The medication is meant to improve mood, increase energy, improve sex drive, and improve muscle and bone strength.
Axiron is advertised as a safe and effective way to improve testosterone deficiencies. However, many men have suffered serious side effects from the drug and claim that these risks were not properly disclosed by Eli Lilly.
What are the Serious Side Effects of Axiron?
TRT drugs like Axiron have been linked to serious cardiovascular risks, including:
- Heart attack
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Blood clots
Can I File an Axiron Testosterone Lawsuit?
Although this initial round of Axiron lawsuits has reached a settlement, you can still file an Axiron lawsuit.
If you were harmed by taking Axiron, it is not too late to file your claim and get the compensation you deserve.
There are statutes of limitations for filing Axiron lawsuits, however, so it is best to contact an experienced dangerous drug attorney as soon as possible. If you call our top-rated lawyers, we can get started on your case immediately.
Have Other Testosterone Cases Been Settled?
At its peak, the Multidistrict Litigation included 7,513 testosterone lawsuits, and today, there are still over 6,000 lawsuits pending.
AbbVie, manufacturer of Androgel, began its bellwether trials in mid-2017. In one case, the jury ordered AbbVie to pay $140 million in compensation to a man who suffered a heart attack after using Androgel.
In another case, the jury initially ordered AbbVie to pay $150 million to the plaintiff, but the verdict was subsequently overturned. The judge ordered a new trial because the jury had required AbbVie to pay punitive damages but no compensatory damages.
In both Androgel cases, the juries found that AbbVie had downplayed the drug's serious risks in their marketing tactics.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Testosterone Lawsuit?
The following criteria must be met in order to file a testosterone lawsuit:
- Must be male
- Must have used name-brand TRT only, no shots
- Must have had one of the following injuries:
- Heart attack
- Myocardial infarction
- Blood clot
- Sudden cardiac death
- Pulmonary embolism
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Cardiogenic embolism
- Blindness caused by blood clot to the eye
- Other injury caused by a blood clot
- If injury occurred while patient was taking TRT, must have been taking TRT for at least one month when the injury occurred
- If injury occurred after patient stopped taking TRT, must be no more than 30 days since discontinuation of TRT when injury occurred
If you meet the above criteria, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact our dangerous drug lawyers to get started on your case.
Who Is The Best Michigan Testosterone Lawyer?
The testosterone heart attack attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. understand issues relating to all testosterone side effects. This allows us to get the best settlements for our clients.
It is important to have an attorney not afraid to fight for you when dealing with powerful pharmaceutical companies. We will approach the case with your best interest in mind, and we will take care of everything from start to finish.
We are currently accepting cases on behalf of patients who suffered a heart attack, stroke, or other injury due to TRT drugs.
For more information about dangerous drug claims or to get help from Michigan's top rated testosterone drug lawyers, call our law firm at (888) 797-8787.
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