The first trial (a wrongful death action) regarding Vioxx is likely to be scheduled for July 11 in Texas.
Attorney Mark Lanier filed a request on District Court of Brazoria County, Texas, asking that the case begin the week of July 11. He said he chose the timing based on instructions from the Court and expected the request to be granted.
Which case is likely case #2? A case is set for the week of August 1, 2005 in Atlantic City, N.J., under Judge Carol Higbee. In that case, plaintiff lawyer Christopher Seeger alleges Vioxx caused the 2001 heart attack of his client, Michael Humeston