Monday, March 12, 2007

Vioxx Verdict: $20 Million in Humeston

In New Jersey, the Humeston case was retried, and today (3/12/07) the verdict came back: The jury concluded that Vioxx contributed to an Idaho postal worker Mike Humeston's heart attack, and awarded him and his wife $20 million in damages. The jurors awarded Humeston $18 million in compensatory damages and gave another $2 million to his wife, Mary.

The punitive damages phase begins this week.

My comment: Chris Seeger vowed that a retrial would vindicate his clients, and it has.