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Man sues AbbVie over testosterone gel he claims gave him a stroke

By Annie Cosby | Jun 10, 2014

The manufacturer of a testosterone gel is facing another suit in Chicago over claims its product is unsafe.

Richard A. Martin filed a lawsuit June 3 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Abbvie Inc., citing product liability.

According to the suit, Martin, of Iowa, suffered a stroke on Jan. 11 after being prescribed and taking AndroGel, a prescription drug the defendant manufactures and distributes with the purpose of providing men a boost of testosterone.

Martin accuses AbbVie of failing to warn the public of the health hazards associated with the drug, as well as negligence, breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty and negligent misrepresentation.

Martin is seeking more than $50,000 in damages. He is being represented in the case by attorneys Gary D. McCallister of Gary D. McCallister & Associates LLC and George M. Fleming and Rand P. Nolen of Fleming, Nolen & Jez LLP.

This marks at least the second suit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court since April over AndroGel. A Pennsylvania woman filed suit April 18 against AbbVie and others, claiming her husband died after using the drug.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L005860.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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