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Merck Wins Vioxx Trial In New Jersey

July 13 (Bloomberg) — Merck & Co. won a trial over a grandmother’s claim that its painkiller Vioxx caused her heart attack, reducing pressure on the company to settle more than 12,000 of lawsuits about the drug.

A jury in state court in Atlantic City, New Jersey, rejected claims by Elaine Doherty, 68, who survived a heart attack after taking Vioxx more than two years. The drug didn’t contribute to her heart attack, jurors found.

The case is Doherty v. Merck & Co., L-638-05, Superior Court, New Jersey (Atlantic City).

Bob Kraft

I am a Dallas, Texas lawyer who has had the privilege of helping thousands of clients since 1971 in the areas of Personal Injury law and Social Security Disability.

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