Merck, the manufacture of Vioxx®, announced the voluntary recall of their pain medication Vioxx® on September 30, 2004, after studies indicated serious adverse side effects associated with taking this pain medication. Vioxx is a newer type of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs) that was once hailed as a “super painkiller”. Vioxx was prescribed to over ninety-one million people for the relief of pain associated with arthritis and other severe forms of pain, before the Vioxx recall occurred.

If you or a loved one have been a victim of Vioxx®, please contact a Connecticut medical malpractice attorney at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC for a free consultation.