Texas SC overturns $8M Vioxx verdict

Jessica M. Karmasek Aug. 30, 2011, 5:12am


AUSTIN (Legal Newsline) - The Texas Supreme Court on Friday overturned a huge jury award in favor of a Texas man who died after briefly taking Vioxx, an arthritis drug Merck & Co. eventually pulled from the market.

The Court, in its 18-page opinion, said the family of Leonel Garza Sr. presented "unreliable evidence." Garza's family sued the drugmaker, alleging that Vioxx caused his death in 2001.

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