Colorado Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices

Vioxx®

Burg Simpson is not currently pursuing new Vioxx® cases.

Vioxx® (generic name: rofecoxib) is a is a Cox-2 inhibitor in the same drug class as Celebrex and Bextra. The FDA approved Vioxx in May 1999 following various trials and tests. Vioxx® was marketed based upon the claim that it could provide the same effects of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug NSAID) without causing the gastric problems that commonly came with traditional NSAIDs. Then, in September 2004, continued testing indicated that Vioxx® reduced the risk of stomach problems in patients but significantly increased the risk of heart attacks and strokes. On September 30, 2004 Merck announced the worldwide withdrawal of Vioxx from the market. Contrary to earlier reports that increased heart risks appeared after more than 18 months’ worth of use, the evidence now shows that heart risks could occur after as few as three months of Vioxx use.

A number of Vioxx® cases have been tried. In a few cases, the plaintiffs have received large verdicts, but in a larger number of trials Merck has obtained a defense verdict. In November of 2007, Merck and the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee announced a $4.85 Billion dollar settlement.

Michael S. Burg was appointed to the Vioxx MDL State Liaison Committee, which coordinates state and federal Vioxx® litigation, by the Hon. Eldon Fallon.

 June 12, 2019

Burg Simpson to Sponsor the 7th Annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run!

Burg Simpson is proud to sponsor the 7th annual Jeremy Bitner Memorial Run. The Jeremy Bitner Foundation was established in honor of Englewood Police Detective Jeremy Bitner after he lost his life in the line of duty in 2012. Burg Simpson shareholder Nick Fogel, the practice group leader of the firm’s workers’ compensation department, helped to develop the… Read more »

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 May 23, 2019

Kenneth M. Daly Now Licensed to Practice in the State of Kentucky

Kenneth M. Daly Now Licensed to Practice in the State of Kentucky Kentucky Just Got Lucky! Burg Simpson is pleased to announce that Kenneth Daly, an attorney in the firm with an established practice in Ohio, recently passed the Kentucky bar. Kenneth is excited about the opportunity to expand his practice to include the citizens of… Read more »

Ohio Attorney Melanie S. Bailey hero image

 May 22, 2019

Melanie S. Bailey Published in Cincinnati Bar Association Report

Melanie S. Bailey Published in Cincinnati Bar Association Report Melaine S. Bailey authored an article published in the CBA Report regarding the ability of consumers to hold drug manufacturers liable for failure to warn of adverse reactions to prescription medications. In the article, Brand Name Drug or Generic Drug: Generic may foil your client’s failure to warn… Read more »

Swearing In Ceremony

 May 15, 2019

Burg Simpson Congratulates Ms. Jessica Powell, Esq.

Burg Simpson Congratulates Ms. Jessica Powell, Esq. Congratulations to Jessica Powell on her admission to the practice of law in the State of Ohio! Ms. Jessica Powell, an associate at Burg Simpson in Cincinnati, OH, was sworn in at the Admissions Ceremony on May 13, 2019. Pictured is Ms. Jessica Powell at the Admissions Ceremony. Jessica… Read more »

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

 May 7, 2019

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner was held at Maggiano’s on April 25th to recognize the ten winners of the firm’s annual scholarship competition. The firm’s founder Michael Burg, and shareholders Peter Burg and Stephan Marsh presented awards to the 2019 winners! This year’s recipients included Ms. Madison Frotten, Mr. Dale Kim, Ms. McKenna… Read more »

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

 April 17, 2019

Burg Simpson | Workers’ Compensation

Shareholder Nick Fogel is the practice group leader of the Workers’ Compensation division at Burg Simpson. Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance that protects employees when they are injured on the job or in the line of duty. Workers’ compensation provides both wage replacement and medical benefits. Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be… Read more »

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

 April 5, 2019

Burg Simpson | We Are Here To Help

Burg Simpson is a law firm committed to helping injured people rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury. Our trial lawyers have handled nearly every kind of injury or wrongful death case. The team at Burg Simpson has the resources, nationwide reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to helping… Read more »

Becoming Whole Again

 April 4, 2019

Becoming Whole Again

If you or a loved one has suffered a loss due to an injury or death because of the negligence of another, you are entitled to receive full and fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Burg Simpson’s office in Arizona can help you navigate your personal injury claim. Burg Simpson attorney, Scott A. Ambrose… Read more »

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