One day after Merck & Co. announced the recall of its anti-inflammatory drug Vioxx, prominent Long Island plaintiffs lawyer Robert G. Sullivan filed two product liability suits against the drug company, the first in New York to his knowledge. Sullivan's firm has already signed up more than 200 Vioxx clients. He predicts Vioxx litigation could come to dwarf every other products liability mass tort except for asbestos and tobacco, and is intent on having his firm lead the way.
Two More Vioxx Suits -- and Counting
New York Law Journal
October 13, 2004