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Filing a Vioxx Lawsuit in Modesto

Injury and Death from Vioxx & Your Right to Compensation

If you were prescribed Vioxx, you may have suffered a heart attack or stroke, or maybe a loved one died after taking the drug. If you or a loved one has experienced the dangerous side effects of Vioxx, you should contact our Modesto product liability attorney immediately. The Law Offices of Steven A. Fabbro has been representing clients for more than three decades, and we have recovered over $350 million for our clients. We can help you with your dangerous drug lawsuit for injuries or death in a Vioxx case.

Dangerous Vioxx Side Effects

Vioxx was a brand of rofecoxib, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug prescribed to patients who suffer from osteoarthritis and acute pain conditions that went into production in May 1999. In September 2004, Merck & Co., the manufacturer of Vioxx, voluntarily recalled the drug. Merck was conducting a study determine if colon polyps could be prevented from the use of Vioxx when researchers discovered a strong correlation between heart attacks/strokes and Vioxx. They found that people who used Vioxx for 18 months or longer had a substantially higher risk for these side effects.

The drug was recalled immediately, but it was too late for many; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates that from 1999 to 2004, between 88,000 and 139,000 heart attacks may have been caused by Vioxx. The FDA analysts estimate that 30% to 40% of these heart attacks were fatal. Heart attacks were not the only possible side effects of Vioxx. There were other dangerous or deadly side effects identified by the research into the drug.

Side effects also include:

  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular complications
  • Blood clots
  • Death

If you or a loved one experienced any of the serious or deadly side effects due to use of Vioxx, consult with an experienced lawyer today. We can help you with your Vioxx lawsuit. You may be entitled to damages in a wrongful death or personal injury lawsuit.

Contact us online today or call us at (209) 803-5117.

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