Vioxx Lawyers and Vioxx Attorneys
Vioxx lawyers and Vioxx attorneys are experts in handling lawsuits against drug manufacturers, such as Merck the maker of Vioxx. Drug-related lawsuits can be very complicated because the Vioxx lawyer has to prove that the drug caused the victim's death or suffering. In the legal world this is called "causation." An effective Vioxx lawyer can show and explain to the jury direct causation between a victim taking Vioxx and the cardiovascular event, such as a blood clot or heart attack. An effective Vioxx lawyer can also show and explain to the jury that the maker of the drug acted irresponsibly, which would provide the jury an opportunity to award additional punitive damages.
If a Vioxx lawyer can demonstrate to the jury that Vioxx caused a victim's heart attack or stroke, then the jury will award the victim compensation. And if the Vioxx lawyer can show that Merck acted irresponsibly, then the jury can also award punitive damages, to punish Merck for acting irresponsibly and not acting in the best interest of the patients.
Causation Can Be Hard to Prove
Causation can be very hard to prove, particularly because heart attacks, blood clots and strokes are common among the older population and do not occur just among Vioxx consumers. Furthermore, Vioxx is prescribed for pain relief associated with arthritis and many arthritis patients are older and are in poor health. Just because a person is taking Vioxx and has a stroke or heart attack, does not mean that the victim or the victim's family will automatically be awarded compensation. The Vioxx lawyer has to prove causation.
A lot of detailed and complicated research must be done to prove causation, including talking to doctors, reviewing medical records, studying medical research, etc. To perform these activities effectively requires an expert in the area of drug-related lawsuits and a lawyer who has expertise in Vioxx personal injury lawsuits and issues. A lawyer without the proper background or experience may not have the skills to fully and effectively demonstrate causation to a jury.
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