NEW YORK – Lawsuits against major drug companies and their testosterone supplements are piling up in courts across the nation. Almost 2,000 cases are accusing drug manufacturers of causing serious injuries with supplements such as Axiron, Testim and Androgel, according to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Mulidistrict Litigation (MDL).
Most lawsuits claim the drug makers failed to warn consumers of serious risks like blood clots and heart attacks. Some cases allege the pharmaceutical products were improperly marketed.
New York dangerous drug attorneys at Cellino & Barnes say thousands of men may have been exposed to high-risk topical treatments.
“Some of these drugs were widely-marketed to men in New York,” dangerous drug attorney Ross Cellino said. “Some of these men may not have needed these topical treatments but it still exposed them to unnecessary side effects.”
A number of cases are currently being prepared for early trial, which could measure how juries will consider the evidence and arguments of both sides, allowing attorneys to prepare for the bulk of the cases currently being reviewed.
Data suggests physicians wrote millions of prescriptions for testosterone replacement medications and, some cases allege, to many men who did not need the topical treatment.
If you believe you’ve been injured by a testosterone gel or other treatment, contact an attorney who focuses on handling these cases.