Details on the Vioxx Lawsuit
Vioxx litigation is under fierce scrutiny from pharmaceutical companies, lawyers, consumers and corporate officials trying to predict the outlook for Merck, the maker of Vioxx. The company vowed to fight more than 4,200 state and federal Vioxx-related lawsuits pending across the country. If you have a potential case, contact one of our Vioxx attorneys and preserve your legal rights and potential settlement.
Given the recent verdict, lawyers and analysts expect a flood of new lawsuits against Merck. The company has set aside $675 million to fight them, but analysts say Merck may need to reserve funds to pay for verdicts. If you have a history with Vioxx and have experienced side-effects from this drug, contact a Vioxx attorney.
Merck plans to appeal the $253.4 verdict jurors awarded on August 19 to Robert Ernst's widow, Carol. The award reflects a combination of her husband's lost pay as a Wal-Mart produce manager, their mental anguish, her loss of companionship and punitive damages.
To learn more about the side effects of Vioxx and the recall, contact one of our lawyers. The arthritis drug Vioxx was removed from shelves on September 30, 2004 by its manufacturer, Merck, in response to a three-year study identifying health risks associated with taking the drug. Vioxx has been linked to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death and more. Side effects of Vioxx can include diarrhea, nausea and heartburn, but many patients may not associate these effects with the use of Vioxx.
Vioxx information will provide you with the latest information about the drug and its side-effects as well as clinical studies and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) resources:
Lawyers Taking Your Vioxx Case
On this site, you will find law firms staffed with qualified and experienced attorneys who specialize in cases such as these. They are Lead Counsel members, which means, among other things, that they have been practicing for several years, dedicate themselves to this type of issue, and have never had any disciplinary action taken against them by their local bar association.
Plaintiffs in cases such as these typically seek to recover damages for medical costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. Click through on any of the firms listed here, and feel free to ask questions in regard to your situation. The vioxx lawyers displayed here will be able to handle your inquiry quickly and responsibly, and if they feel that further discussion and investigation is warranted, they will take you through the process.
If you have suffered as a result of taking the drug Vioxx, now is the time to assert your rights. Contact one of our experienced Vioxx attorneys to file your claim.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Vioxx?
Vioxx (rofecoxib) is a prescription COX-2 inhibitor nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Vioxx works by inhibiting the COX-2 form of the COX enzyme to block production of prostaglandins. … more
What is the COX enzyme?
The cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme has two forms: COX-1 and COX-2. COX-1 is found in a lot of cells all the time, notably the lining of the stomach where it regulates acid production. COX-2 is not … more
Why has Vioxx been withdrawn from the market?
New research shows that a major Vioxx side effect is a greatly increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events such as heart attack or stroke if used long-term. more
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