Delays continue in Vioxx trials
Brian writes, "My case started 2 years ago due to a stroke I suffered after taking Vioxx for 3 years. I am using a group of attorneys who specialize in Vioxx cases. They only get paid if I get compensated. At this point, they said my case is being reviewed by the New Jersey courts. How far along do you think I am in my case? My lawyers have told me that they are making progress but they won't go into detail about a timeline. Please help. I have already suffered enough."
As you very well know American legal process is slow and Merck is doing whatever it can to delay the process. Honestly, I would love to be able to tell you more but based on what you have told me (and I am assuming that you have told me everything that you know), it is nearly impossible for me to say what is happening to your case.
Remember that there are close to 30,000 cases right now and Merck has said that it wants to fight each case one by one (a delaying tactic to wear out the victims). It means that even your attorneys may know only little about when a specific case will be tried. So just be patient. Justice will be served.