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Simmons Hanly Conroy Files First Testosterone Treatment Lawsuits, Bloomberg Reports


Attorneys at the Firm filed yesterday the first testosterone treatment lawsuits on behalf of five men against Abbott Laboratoes and AbbVie, Inc.

The men range in age from 50 to 63 and have either experienced a heart attack, stroke or mini-stroke after they started using AndroGel, according to the complaint.

The litigation, filed in federal court in Chicago, comes just days after the U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced the launch of an investigation into the risks of testosterone treatment drugs. Recent medical studies have found that men who take testosterone therapy face an increased risk of suffering heart attack, stroke and even death.

Bloomberg reported on the testosterone treatment lawsuit. Read the full article here.

The cases are Aurecchia v. AbbVie Inc. (ABBV), 14-cv-00772; Benn v. AbbVie, 14-cv-00774; Gallagher v. AbbVie Inc., 14-cv-00776; Marino v. AbbVie Inc., 14-cv-00777 and Myers v. AbbVie Inc., 14-cv-00780; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Chicago).

The law firm Morelli Alters Ratner LLP in New York is co-counsel.


Filed Under: Dangerous Drugs, Lawsuits

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About Trent Miracle

With more than 15 years of experience handling complex litigation, attorney Trent Miracle leads the firm’s Pharmaceutical Litigation Group, helping thousands of people harmed by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. Trent is a shareholder at Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Trent earned his bachelor’s degree in English from Depauw University in Indiana and graduated with his J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in Texas in 1995. He began his career in 1996 as a personal injury attorney practicing aviation law, concentrating on airline and helicopter disasters.

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