Friday, June 17, 2005

Vioxx lawsuit filed in Nebraska USDCT

Tthe first Nebraska lawsuit against Merck & Co. over its now withdrawn pain reliever Vioxx was filed this past week.

The Nebraska lawsuit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court on behalf of 59-year-old Mary Kleber.

The Complaint, filed by attorneys Betty Egan and Mark Weber, allege that the Plaintiff had a heart attack in June 2001 after taking Vioxx for arthritis and acute pain.

The lawsuit asks for unspecified damages from the Merck, which, the lawsuit says, hid the dangers of Vioxx from the public.