America’s Most Litigious Health Care Companies

Law360, New York (February 14, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Bogged down by thousands of lawsuits over Vioxx, Merck & Co. was involved in more lawsuits last year than any other health care company, according to our survey of the 50 largest health care companies.

While health care companies in 2006 were hit with wage-and-hour, securities and competition lawsuits, product liability claims sent the total numbers soaring.

More than 7,325 product liability suits were filed against Merck in 2006, with 113 other suits filed against the company, according to our survey.

In November, the company said...
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