How Long Will it Take to Receive a Testosterone Treatment Settlement for Heart Attacks and Strokes?
Thousands of men throughout the United States are now pursuing product liability lawusits against the makers of Androgel, Testim, Axiron and other treatments, alleging that drug manufacturers failed to adequately warn about the potential side effects of testosterone therapy, which has been linked to reports of heart attacks, strokes, blood clots and other life-threatening injuries.
Given similar questions of fact and law raised in cases filed throughout the federal court system, all testosterone treatment lawsuits have been centralized before one judge for coordinated pretrial proceedings, and a series of early “bellwether” trials are scheduled to help gauge how juries may respond to certain evidence and testimony that is likely to be repeated throughout the cases.
While several different juries have indicated that AbbVie, the manufacturer of the market-leading Androgel treatment, should be required to pay massive damage awards, the drug maker continues to defend cases at trial and is pursuing appeals following the early verdicts.
As of early 2018, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the testosterone litigation has reported that potential Testim settlements and Axiron settlements are being finalized with the manufacturers of those two products, but details of any global offer to settle the cases have not yet been disclosed.
Despite the settlements being negotiated with several drug makers, and early verdicts that suggest even greater liability could be faced at trial, AbbVie has continued to indicate that it will defend cases at trial, and there have been no reported Androgel settlements. Since Androgel was the most widely used and aggressively marketed “Low T” treatment, AbbVie has faced about 4,000 claims.
While cases continue to go before juries throughout 2018, and negotiations with various drug makers continue, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. continue to review potential claims to help individuals and families determine whether they may be entitled to financial compensation through a testosterone settlement.
Factors in Deciding Whether to Settle Your Testosterone Case
Any decision to settle testosterone lawsuits will be based on what a jury is likely to award in each individual case, including an assessment of the relative strengths of the suit.
If any individual case proceeds to trial, a jury will take into account the nature of the claimed injury from the testosterone product, the severity of the damage and the economic impact of the injury on each individual plaintiff.
In determining the amount of any damages from AndroGel or another testosterone product, the following are some of the common factors that a jury may consider, and which will be taken into consideration when evaluating a potential testosterone injury settlement offer:
- The extent and duration of the injury from testosterone;
- The effect that the testosterone injury had on the overall physical and mental health or well-being of the plaintiff;
- The pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and which will likely be suffered in the future;
- The amount of any past or future medical expenses caused by testosterone use;
- Any lost wages or loss of earning capacity;
- In the case of a testosterone wrongful death lawsuit, the losses suffered by the surviving family members will also be considered, including the loss of love, affection and companionship.
Find Out If You Qualify for a Testosterone Injury Settlement
As a result of the drug makers’ failure to adequately warn about the risk of heart problems from Androgel and other testosterone treatments, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. feel confident that men throughout the United States will receive settlements or financial compensation for injuries such as:
- Heart Attacks
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- Other Blood Clot Injuries
- Wrongful Death
To review whether you, a friend or family member may have a case, call our office toll free at (800) 522-0102 or request a free claim evaluation on-line. All cases are pursued under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no fees paid to our testosterone injury attorneys unless secure a settlement or recovery.