The first bellwether trials in the AndroGel litigation are scheduled to kick off next week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
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What’s the Problem?
June 2, 2017 – U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly met in March with both parties involved in the testosterone multidistrict litigation (MDL No. 2545) to appoint a settlement master. The parties were instructed to attend monthly meetings to discuss a potential settlement resolution.
Nearly 7,000 testosterone lawsuits are currently pending in MDL No. 2545. The first bellwether trial is scheduled to begin Monday, with 5 more cases following after that. It is hoped that these cases will help gauge how juries are likely to respond to the evidence, and potentially lead to a settlement agreement.
All of the complaints involve similar allegations that testosterone supplements caused serious side effects including heart attack, stroke, and blood clots. Judge Kennelly has ordered that each of the first 6 bellwether trials must involve use of AndroGel. Trials for other testosterone boosters, such as Testim and Axiron, are set to begin later this year.
Plaintiffs claim that drugmaker AbbVie misrepresented AndroGel as safe and effective when in reality it has the potential to cause severe and even life-threatening side effects. They add that the company used aggressive marketing tactics to make men believe they needed the medicine even when they didn’t.
Evidence will be presented in the form of scientific studies linking testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) to cardiovascular and blood clot injuries, as well as by medical experts who will testify to the same. The other five trials are scheduled to begin on July 17, August 28, October 9, November 20, and January 8, 2018.
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The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in AndroGel lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
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