An Ohio man is suing a pharmaceutical company for manufacturing a drug that allegedly caused damaging side effects.
James Harkness filed a lawsuit Sept. 16 in Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division against AbbVie Inc., makers of the testosterone replacement drug AndroGel, citing product liability and failure to warn.
According to the lawsuit, AbbVie makes and markets AndroGel for testosterone replacement therapy, despite its alleged risk of numerous side effects that could cause strokes, heart attacks, thrombosis and other complications. The suit says Harkness allegedly suffered a deep vein thrombosis in a lower right extremity and will suffer injury, harm, economic and non-economic losses, and other damages after using AdroGel.
Harkness is seeking a jury trial and damages of more than $50,000. He is being represented by attorney Brian J. Perkins of the Chicago firm Meyers & Flowers and by attorney Rachel Abrams of Levin Simes in San Francisco.
Cook County Circuit Court, Law Division case number 2015-L-009471.