Monday, November 27, 2006

Vioxx Class Action Cert. Denied: The Right Decision

The federal judge overseeing the lawsuits filed against Merck & Co. over Vioxx
has ruled that the cases cannot be compiled into a class-action suit.

Judge Fallon ruled the cases had unique injuries and many different ingestion periods and should not be combined.

For more go here.

It's the right decision. With so many different types of claimed injuries, together with different dosages and length of ingestion, this should come as no surprise to anyone other than the attorneys that sought class action status.