Vioxx Trial Cases Selected ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Vioxx Trial Cases Selected

The deadline has passed for lawyers representing plaintiffs in the upcoming Vioxx trials to present ten cases to Judge Carol Higbee. Pharmaceutical house Merck, the makers of Vioxx, had until today (17OCT06) to voice any objections to the plaintiffs chosen by opposing lawyers. Almost 14,000 cases have been filed in New Jersey's Atlantic County Superior Court alone. Over 21,000 cases have been filed against Merck nation-wide, causing Judge Higbee to look into finding different ways of getting the numerous cases to trial. Merck are objecting to the combining of lawsuits as they insist each plaintiff is "unique". They have until October 19 to file an official objection regarding combining cases.

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