CHICAGO, Ill. -- Eli Lilly recently agreed to settle the over 400 lawsuits brought against the company over its testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) drug, Axiron.
Federal court records indicate that Eli Lilly reached a global settlement with plaintiffs on December 21, 2017, and in doing so, effectively resolved the hundreds of product liability claims.
As of January 2018, there are over 6,000 federal lawsuits against various manufacturers of testosterone drugs that have been consolidated under a multidistrict litigation. The testosterone cases are currently in the bellwether trail phase, meaning that a few representative cases have been chosen to go to trial first.
Eli Lilly's bellwether trails were scheduled to begin last month, but have been vacated in light of the settlement agreement.
The decision to settle is significant because it may indicate similar outcomes from the various other pharmaceutical companies involved in these testosterone lawsuits.
Although details of the settlement have not been released, compensation in testosterone lawsuits was expected to be significant.
What are the Side Effects of Testosterone Drugs?
There are several different testosterone drugs that have been linked to serious side effects, and they come in many different forms. The most common forms are topical gel, topical solution, patch, tablet, and injection.
The different TRT drugs include:
- Androderm, manufactured by Actavis
- Androgel, manufactured by AbbVie
- Axiron, manufactured by Eli Lilly
- Bio-T-Gel, manufactured by Teva
- Delatestryl, manufactured by Indevus
- Depo-Tesosterone, manufactured by Pfizer
- Fortesta, manufactured by Endo
- Striant, manufactured by Endo
- Testim, manufactured by Auxilium
- Testopel, manufactured by Endo
These drugs have been linked to serious cardiovascular risks, inlcuding heart attack, stroke, blood clot, pulmonary emoblism, and even death.
Have Other Testosterone Cases Been Settled?
Over the past several years, thousands of testosterone lawsuits have been filed. In June 2014, a judge ruled to consolidate the cases into Multidistrict Litigation in the Northern District of Illinois.
At its peak, the MDL included 7,513 testosterone lawsuits.
In the bellwether trial phase, AbbVie, manufacturer of Androgel, lost one case in October 2017. A man was awarded $140 million as compensation for suffering a heart attack due to the drug.
AbbVie initially lost another Androgel lawsuit at a price of $150 million, but the verdict was eventually overturned. A new trial was ordered because the jury had required AbbVie to pay punitive damages but no compensatory damages.
In both Androgel cases, the juries ruled that the way AbbVie marketed the drug had downplayed its serious risks.
Auxilium has also faced litigation over its testosterone drug, Testim. A November 2017 case was ruled in favor of the company, as Testim was not found to be responsible for the plaintiff's heart attack. However, in January 2018, Auxilium settled with a plaintiff that had suffered a stroke after taking Testim.
Can I File a Testosterone Lawsuit?
Although some testosterone cases have already gone to trial and reached settlements, you can still file a testosterone lawsuit.
If you were harmed by taking TRT drugs, it is not too late to start your claim and win the settlement you deserve.
There are time deadlines for filing testsoterone cases, however, so it is important to contact an experienced dangerous drug lawyer as soon as possible. If you call our top-rated attorneys, we can get started on your claim immediately.
What are the Criteria for Filing a Testosterone Lawsuit?
The following criteria must be met for a patient 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, contact our experienced 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.
Contact Our Michigan Testosterone Lawyers
Our Michigan testosterone drug lawyers have a detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of cases, injuries suffered and their treatment. This is essential to understanding to achieving the best possible settlement or jury verdict for our affected clients.
We are currently accepting cases on behalf of patients who had a heart attack or stroke due to testosterone.
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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