While Merck recalled Vioxx on its own after it was found that it had killed tens of thousands of Americans, it does not want to admit guilt or compensate you for any injury or death of your loved ones. Even though it has lost some of the lawsuits filed against, in complete disregard for human life and respect for its customers, it is trying desperate measures to avoid paying even a penny to those who have won in courts.
One of those victims is John McDarby who won his lawsuit against the company but it has refused to pay. Now New Jersey Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Carol Higbee has directed the company to pay $13.5 million to he and his wife.
In related news, Avandia was about to become another Vioxx or Bextra, but it ended up being a Celebrex. While it is too dangerous to take, it will carry a blackbox warning rather than be forced off the shelves.