An L.A. jury Wednesday cleared Merck of liability in the case of a 71-year-old man who claimed his heart ailments were caused by the drug maker's Vioxx painkiller. The jury determined Merck was not negligent, did not conceal information and was not responsible for Stewart Grossberg's heart problems. One law professor predicts more legal victories ahead for Merck, saying, "Juries are very receptive to the Merck argument that the drug isn't the problem with these older patients, it's their own illnesses."
L.A. Jury Finds Vioxx Maker Not Liable for Man's Health Problems
The Associated Press
August 3, 2006