Summary: Plaintiff hired a Preventive Medicine Expert Witness to provide testimony in Vioxx drug case. The court allowed the expert witness to testify
Facts: This case (Levitt v. Merck & Co., Inc. – U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri – May 28th, 2019) involves a claim against the defendant alleging that she suffered two heart attacks in 2001 as a result of taking the drug Vioxx. In order to prove her claim, the plaintiff hired Preventive Medicine Expert Witness David Egilman, M.D. The defendant has filed a motion to exclude this expert from testifying.