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Alabama state court in Vioxx spotlight

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One of today’s top Reuters headlines talks of a new barrage of Vioxx litigation over this defective drug that has been proven to cause strokes and heart attacks. Though a case in Texas was recently dropped by a plaintiff just two weeks before trial, several others move forward and will soon go to trial, including one in an Alabama state court.

Drug manufacturer Merck & Co. is facing more than 23,800 lawsuits related to the use of Vioxx in patients who claim that it caused strokes or heart attacks.

All of this comes after Merck removed Vioxx from the shelves in 2004 after a study showed that it doubled the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients who used it.

If you or someone you know has suffered a stroke, heart attack, or blood clot after using Vioxx or other medications, and believe that the drug was the cause of the injury, please complete the form at the right to request a free consultation with an InjuryBoard personal injury attorney.