A settlement amount of $180 will be made to qualifying members of the Missouri Vioxx class action lawsuit. The case will be held in the Jackson County Circuit Court of the State of Missouri and centers around claims that Merck conducted in unlawful and unfair business practices under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act. Merck denies any action of wrong doing in the lawsuit. A lesser amount of $90 will be paid to a class member if Vioxx purchases are supported by a declaration under oath with documentary proof of payment. A fairness hearing will be held at Circuit Court of Jackson County, Missouri, 415 E. 12th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 to determine of the proposed settlement terms are fair and reasonable. The hearing will be held at March 15, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. and is thought to last about 3 hours. Please note that the Missouri Vioxx Lawsuit Settlement does not include anyone who was personally injured or wrongful death from taking Vioxx. Any questions about the case can be directed to 1-866-308-7611 or the class attorney at Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP, 460 Nichols Road, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64112.
A claim form can be submitted online here. You will need a valid email address and you will be asked to create a new password. The application process should take about 10 minutes to complete.
TO submit a Vioxx MO Class claim by mail please go here. You will have to a working printer in order to download the claim form.
All claim forms are due by October 7, 2013 regardless of the way you file the claim. Please include proof of payment of your Vioxx.
If you would like to exclude yourself from the lawsuit please mail your request to:
Vioxx MO Class – Exclusions
c/o BMC Group
P.O. Box 2009
Chanhassen, MN 55317-2009
Please sign and date your “exclusion request” and specifically state you would like to exlcude yourself from Mary Plubell, et al. v. Merck & Co., Inc., Case No. 04CV235817-01.