The lawyers involved in the first West Coast trial against the maker of Vioxx are butting heads over whether jurors should decide one or more of the cases at the same time in upcoming trials. More than 1,800 lawsuits have been filed in California against Merck & Co. over the prescription pain reliever. Plaintiffs lawyers are arguing that 80 percent of the Vioxx cases rely on the same experts and that the facts of the cases are similar. In the past, Merck has pushed to try Vioxx cases one at a time.
Vioxx Cases Near Trial on the West Coast
The National Law Journal
March 27, 2006