Vioxx Product Liability Class Action
Case name: In re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation
Case type: Public Interest Litigation
Filed in: [U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana
Docket: [Case No.: 2:05-MD-01657]
Sanford Heisler Sharp served as co-counsel in more than 200 matters related to the painkiller Vioxx, which drug-maker Merck pulled from the market in 2004 when it was discovered that Vioxx doubled the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
In 2007, Merck agreed to settle thousands of state and federal lawsuits for approximately $4.85 billion.