This settlement was reached after Merck Pharmaceutical Company recalled Vioxx from the world market in 2004. Vioxx was a pain medication used for inflammation and rheumatoid arthritis but was ultimately connected to an increase in cardiovascular problems in patients who took the medication for an extended period; especially those who took the drug for over 18 months. Research on the drug linked its use to thousands of fatal heart attacks.
Our firm represented approximately 100 patients who experienced heart attacks or strokes from taking Vioxx. About 20,000 plaintiffs shared the total settlement. The Ferrara Law firm has considerable experience in these types of cases. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.