A New Orleans jury found for a heart attack victim in the latest round of Vioxx court battles. The jury awarded Gerald Barnett, a 62-year-old retired FBI agent $50,000,000 in compensatory damages. Mr. Barnett took Vioxx for 31 months and had had a quintuple bypass at the age of 58. The jury found that Merck, the maker of Vioxx, had failed to adequately warn doctors about the drug’s potential cardiac risks.
Admitted to both the California State Bar and the Florida State Bar, Joseph Saunders has also practiced in the United States District Court and the United States Court of Appeals. His philosophy is to provide aggressive, quality representation and seek fair compensation for individuals and their families who have suffered injury or death at the hands of insurance companies, large corporations, medical providers or governmental entities.