Merck V. Garza: Now We're Really Confused

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT) -- On Aug. 26, 2011, the Texas Supreme Court decided Merck v. Garza — one of the last Vioxx cases to be tried and a case that resulted in a $32 million verdict reduced to a $7.75 million judgment.

Leonel Garza, age 71, died of a heart attack, alone at his ranch near Rio Grande City, Texas, in 2001. Garza had a 20-year history of cardiovascular disease but had been taking Vioxx immediately before his death. The Garza family sued Merck & Co. Inc. on these facts...
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