If you or someone you know purchased Vioxx before the date of October 1st, 2004 you may be entitled to a cash payment of $50 or possible reimbursement for up to the actual out-of-pocket expenses you paid for Vioxx. The Vioxx Settlement lawsuit revolves around claims that Merck marketed the Voxx product as having greater benefits than cheaper competitors pain medicine and this was against the FDA approved labeling policy. Please note that if you are a Missouri resident you are not included in the Vioxx Consumer Settlement Program. The total settlement fund has been approved for $23 million dollars. In order to receive any type of settlement funding you must submit a claim no later than May 6th 2014. VioxxSettlement.com is operated by Vioxx Consumer Claims Administrator P.O. Box 26882 Richmond, VA 23261.
The Vioxx Settlement Lawsuit is in the jurisdiction of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and will be heard before the Honorable Judge Eldon E. Fallon. Merck has hired attorney Douglas R. Marvin to represent their interest. Class members will be represented by Russ Herman from Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC. Please see the information below if you need to get in contact with the class counsel:
Herman, Herman & Katz, LLC
820 O’Keefe Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70113
Any questions about the lawsuit itself can be directed to 866-439-6932. You (class members) will not have to pay the lawyer but they are seeking 32% of the maximum Settlement Amount of up to $23 million or $7.36 million in total. A fairness hearing will be held on December 13, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. to determine if the settlement is fair and reasonable. If you wish to attend the hearing will be held at the Eastern District of Louisiana 500 Poydras Street New Orleans, LA 70130. All class members in the Vioxx Consumer Settlement Program will have until Novemeber 9th, 2013 to object or exclude themselves from the settlement.