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] 

Case Summary

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.

Attorneys Involved in the Case