AbbVie Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Retrial Over AndroGel

Pharmaceutical company AbbVie has been ordered to pay $3 million to a man who suffered a heart attack after taking AndroGel, the company’s testosterone replacement drug.

Oregon resident Jesse Mitchell had a heart attack in 2012, nearly five years after he began taking AndroGel. In July 2017, a federal jury in Chicago found AbbVie fraudulently misrepresented the risk of AndroGel. The jury ordered AbbVie to pay Mitchell $150 million in punitive damages. However, a U.S. district judge later tossed the verdict, stating it was “logically incompatible.”

In the retrial, the jury concluded that, while AbbVie had not falsely marketed the drug and was not strictly liable, the company still acted negligently. The jury awarded Mitchell $200,000 in compensatory damages and $3 million in punitive damages.

“Drugs always come with a risk of side effects. However, it is the drugmaker’s responsibility to ensure these risks are understood by doctors and patients,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a drug and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

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