Settlement Value Of Vioxx Cases

Some of the earlier estimates looked at settlement numbers ranging from $100,000 to $650,000. Leading sources indicate that approximately 100,000 affected patients (or their family members) will sue Merck in the next ten years. The average success rate for such litigation is estimated to better then 50%. The likely award for such a litigation where punitive damages are alleged and proved to the jury ranges between $1.5 to $2.5 million per death claim.





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