Merck Found Liable for Death in First Vioxx CaseA Texas jury finds drug maker Merck liable for the death of a man who took the company's painkiller Vioxx. Merck pulled the drug from the market last fall after a study linked it to heart attacks. The jury awarded his widow $253.4 million in damages in the first of thousands of pending lawsuits.
Merck Found Liable for Death in First Vioxx Case
A jury awards $253.4 million in damages in the nation's first Vioxx trial.