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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Court dismisses Merck’s appeal in Vioxx death

Merck’s appeal of a $4.5 million jury award to a New Jersey man who blamed his heart attack on the company’s Vioxx painkiller was dismissed by an appeals court, lawyers for the man’s family said.

The New Jersey Supreme Court threw out the drugmaker’s challenges to the 2006 jury verdict for John McDarby, who died while the case was on appeal, the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm said yesterday in a statement.

The court’s decision means Merck will have to pay at least $4.5 million in damages to McDarby’s family, his lawyers said.

Read more at N.J.Com

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