Matthews & Associates filed a Testosterone Lawsuit in Philadelphia today before the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The defendant is Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the maker of Testim, the testosterone gel product named in the complaint. The firm filed the case in Penn. because Auxilium maintains an office in Chesterbrook.
The plaintiff is 67-year-old New Jersey native Louis Angelli, a married father of four. Mr. Angelli suffered two pulmonary embolisms – or emboli – after taking Testim. At 64 in 2010, he began testosterone therapy with Testim, then suffered his first pulmonary embolism in 2011, approximately one year after he began the Low-T therapy. He spent two weeks in hospital, the first in intensive care, and was sent home after beginning rounds of the blood thinner Cumadin, which his doctor insisted that he take for one year.
Unaware that the likely cause of his pulmonary embolism was the testosterone therapy, Mr. Angelli’s doctor also continued to prescribe Testim, and Mr. Angelli continued to take it, until he suffered his second pulmonary embolism, this one in Jan. 2014. This time he spent another week in hospital, and was once again placed on Cumadin. Shortly afterwards, as testosterone litigation began to unfold across the country and the FDA announced – on Jan. 31, 2014 – that it was reassessing the safety of testosterone therapy products, Mr. Angelli was alerted to the probability that the testosterone steroid which he had been given caused his emboli.
Recently retired and living in Florida, Mr. Angelli worked 30 years for Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) in repair and engineering. His doctors believe he will now likely need to remain on Cumadin for the rest of his life. His doctors now monitor his Cumadin counts weekly.
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“We also have several other testosterone cases we believe have merit,” said Matthews & Associates attorney Rachal Rojas. “We plan to file more testosterone lawsuits in the very near future.”
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