Vioxx class action settlement

Details on how to file a claim for the $23 million Vioxx class action settlement are now available. If you purchased the prescription painkiller Vioxx before October 1, 2004, you may be eligible to claim up to $50 cash or reimbursement of the actual out-of-pocket costs you paid for Vioxx, up to $75.

The Vioxx settlement resolves multiple class action lawsuits (consolidated as In re: Vioxx Products Liability Litigation) that allege Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. falsely advertised Vioxx as having greater benefits than less expensive generic NSAIDs like ibuprofen or naproxen, when no such benefits had been established. Plaintiffs also claim that the marketing of Vioxx was inconsistent with its FDA-approved labels. As a result, consumers allegedly paid more for Vioxx than they otherwise would have.

Merck denies the allegations but agreed to establish a $23 million class action lawsuit settlement fund to resolve the litigation. The Court preliminarily approved the Vioxx class action settlement on August 2, 2013. A Final Fairness Hearing is scheduled for December 13, 2013.

Who’s Eligible

Class Members of the Vioxx settlement include all consumers who purchased Vioxx for personal or family use before October 1, 2004.

The class action settlement does not include consumers who purchased Vioxx before this date while living in Missouri. These Missouri consumers were already awarded a class action settlement, which has an October 7 Claim Form deadline. [See “Missouri Vioxx Class Action Settlement.”]

Potential Award

up to $50 or $75

Proof of Purchase

The only way to receive a cash award of up to $50 or $75 from the Vioxx class action settlement is to submit a valid Claim Form and the required supporting documentation no later than May 6, 2014. Supporting documents include either proof of payment, proof of prescription or documentation of a post-withdrawal medical consultation.

Claim Form Deadline

5/6/2014

Case Name

Vioxx Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 1657, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana

Final Hearing

12/13/2013

Settlement Website
Claims Administrator

The Vioxx Consumer Claims Administrator
P.O. Box 26882
Richmond, VA 23261

1-866-439-6932
Questions@VioxxSettlement.com

Class Counsel

Russ Herman
HERMAN, HERMAN & KATZ, LLC

Elizabeth J. Cabraser
LIEFF, CABRASER, HEIMANN, & BERNSTEIN, LLP

Defense Counsel

Douglas R. Marvin
WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY, LLP

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13 Comments

  • lucybird September 13, 2013

    the form was impossible to finish

  • jeff September 16, 2013

    why do these morons need my social security number. Aren’t they the ones being sued. Do we trust them with our personal info. Seems like a way to get people not to file. Please let me know what you think. Jeff

  • Jim September 16, 2013

    how do I get access to the web site to file a claim?

  • lessie wilson September 17, 2013

    #4why is it so difficult to file a claim form that not their.

  • jro September 22, 2013

    I didn’t have a problem with the form.it was pretty easy to me.

  • lucybird September 29, 2013

    the claim form online does not work, you have to ask for it my snail mail.

  • harvey cohen October 6, 2013

    I took vioxx and i was hospitalized shortly there after

  • Joseph Malbrough November 17, 2013

    Who knows what will become of this matter.

  • pam December 23, 2013

    Got checks in Florida today for 180

  • Donna January 14, 2014

    I am confused here. According to section 2.3 of the settlement agreement, claimants may be refunded the amounts PAID for vioxx during the time period, as well as, payments of up to $75 for out of pocket expenses paid for post withdrawal consultations or diagnostic testing relating to the use of vioxx. Has something changed in this settlement agreement or something? If so, I would have objected to this settlement after suffering a DVT caused by this medication.

  • Duke Conte February 23, 2014

    HeLLo, Im very curious about the thousands of VICTOMS that”" DIED”" from using “VIOXXXX”… Through My Research I now Realize that there were Maybe 30,000 AMERICANS VICTOMISED. or More..What are the SETTLEMENTs for these Families that Suffered from losses of “DeaLth in their Families. What was there “CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT SETTLEMENTS”" ? ??? (HOW DO PUT A PRICE ON SOMEONEs LIFE) ?
    “THEY ALL DESERVE $$$ 20,000,000.00 MlLLON DOLLARS OR MORE EACH…..I dont SEE the the TRUTH OF THE FACT OF THE MATTER… They ProfiT “”BILLIONS”" BUT DONT PAY FOR THEIR MISTAKES!! I THOUGHT THE “”F. D. A. “” IS SUPPOSE TO PROTECT US…… “”"CRAZY CORRUPT WORLD WE LIVE IN….Yaaaaaa…….

    • Duke Conte February 23, 2014

      “”CORPORITE GREEED”"”

  • stl6 March 1, 2014

    Has anyone currently living in Missouri received a $180 check? A friend from Illinois has received her check on December 23, 2013. Looking for my mom’s settlement–thought it would be here by now.

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