According to a story today at Telegram.com, Merck’s lawyers seem to be taking the same aggressive, abrasive, and unprepared approach in the New Jersey trial that caused them to lose the Texas Vioxx trial. An excerpt:
Merck & Co. attorneys unsuccessfully tried to block a plaintiff’s medical expert from testifying Friday in the second product liability suit over Merck’s withdrawn painkiller Vioxx.
The renowned cardiologist, Dr. Benedict Lucchesi, was part of the team that originally developed the pacemaker. Lucchesi, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School, is expected to testify on the impact of medications on the heart.