Vermont Vioxx Lawyer

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When a doctor writes you a prescription, you trust that the drug it is not only useful, but safe. From 1999 to 2004, doctors wrote out about 80 million prescriptions worldwide for the painkiller, Vioxx. After all, Vioxx was a wonder drug that alleviated aches and pains caused by arthritis and menstruation, but did not cause side effects, or so the story went.

However, in 2004, pharmaceutical giant, Merck, recalled the popular drug, and people soon learned that prolonged usage of Vioxx resulted in an increased risk of dangerous cardiovascular problems, including blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes. Since 2005, thousands of lawsuits have been filed against the drug company for harm caused by Vioxx. If you were prescribed Vioxx and have suffered as a result, you can join others like you in the courts.

Apparently, once Merck conducted studies to test the safety of their new drug, the resulting data was significantly manipulated to appear as though the product was safe. Key information from the data was withheld from the public, and studies were completely misrepresented. Not only does this pose problems for the company in terms of health risks to patients, but Merck was also viewed as negligent in the eyes of the public. Moreover, Merck is not the first Pharmaceutical company to deceive the public. Other companies have been convicted of the same crime. As a result, Pharmaceutical companies, as a whole, are being viewed with scrutiny, as the American public continues to distrust them. As of 2008, it was estimated that over 55,000 deaths have been caused by Vioxx, and the number continues to grow.

Whether you want to file an individual claim or are part of a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that you get in touch with a Vioxx attorney. A Vioxx attorney is especially adept at handling product liability law, which keeps manufacturers from producing defective products or misleading customers about their items. Merck sold Vioxx for five years, raking in over two billion dollars in profits, and all the while, failing to inform doctors and their patients of the life-threatening health risks of the drug. This was not only unsafe for those prescribed, but it was illegal.

With the help of a Vioxx attorney, you can get the justice you deserve. If you used Vioxx over a long period of time, and you believe that you have endured side effects from the drug that you did not anticipate, schedule an appointment with your doctor immediately. But then schedule an appointment with a Vioxx attorney. The only way to fight back against such a powerful company is to pursue court litigation.

In 2001, just two years after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clinical studies were conducted that revealed Vioxx put people at significantly higher risks of experiencing heart attacks, strokes, or blood clots. Merck did not heed the warnings of these studies or the FDA suggestions until three years later. Many people continued to receive prescriptions and may have, otherwise, pursued safer routes, had they been aware of the adverse side effects the drugs caused. Merck truly did a grave injustice to the people, but all hope is not lost. If you were victimized as a result of taking Vioxx, you deserve financial compensation. A personal injury or product liability attorney may be able to help.

Merck adversely affected, not just the quality of people's lives, but put those lives at risk. If Vioxx harmed you, it is your responsibility to hold Merck responsible for its actions, setting a precedence for other pharmaceutical companies. According to Vermont statute of limitations laws, you have only three years to file a personal injury or product liability claim. If you did not discover your illness until recently, there may still be time to file your claim, as the discovery rule, protects you from unconstitutional time restrictions. However, efficiency is best when filing suits against large corporations. You should never have to ignore injuries obtained from inadequate medications. However, it is your responsibility to take legal action immediately.