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Vioxx sufferers and their families have hope for justice after one plaintiff wins ground-breaking Vioxx lawsuit

To support those adversely affected by Vioxx, attorneys advertising on LawyersandSettlements.com continue to accept formal complaints from consumers and their loved ones.

Angleton, Texas The first of over 4,200 pending lawsuits has been won against Merck & Co., the maker of the controversial pain killer Vioxx. The jury awarded $253 million in damages to the widow of a man who died unexpectedly from a sudden change in heartbeat rhythm while taking Vioxx.

This plaintiff is not alone. Since 2002, LawyersandSettlements.com has received over 3,000 consumer complaints linking Vioxx with various health conditions and heart diseases. LawyersandSettlements.com is a privately held Internet marketing company that specializes in joint advertising campaigns for lawyers and law firms. LawyersandSettlements.com has a pulse on current legal news and settlement outcomes.

In September 2004, more than five years since its launch, Vioxx was quickly removed from pharmacy shelves. This voluntary action from Merck was induced by pressure from the FDA and the results from a three-year clinical study which indicated an increased risk of heart attack and stroke caused by Vioxx.

Vioxx is among a new class of Cox-2 inhibitor drugs which are typically prescribed to those with acute and chronic pain, such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, and back pain. At the time of the recall, Vioxx was being used by over two million people worldwide.

As more Vioxx complaints are submitted to LawyersandSettlements.com, analysts predict that Mercks total liability may reach $18 billion from new and pending state and federal lawsuits. Merck has vowed to fight the upcoming lawsuits and appeal the current verdict in Texas. Despite the 2004 losses from the Vioxx product recall and the current pending lawsuits, Merck & Co. earns over $22 billion in annual revenues.

LawyersandSettlements.com promotes free case evaluations for those affected by Vioxx or similar drugs Bextra and Celebrex. To join a Vioxx class action lawsuit, submit your case for free legal evaluation, visit http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/lawsuit/vioxx.html?ref=vioxx_pr

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