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Zostavax Motion to Dismiss Claim Has Been Denied

Sadaka Associates Defective Drug, Firm News, Mark Sadaka, Vaccine Injury

A federal judge has denied a motion by Merck & Co. Inc. to dismiss a design defect claim against its Zostavax vaccine, finding that the claim was not preempted by federal law under Wyeth v. Levine, 555 U.S. 555 (2009), or its predecessors. Plaintiffs claims that the safer design of Zostavax should not have included a live-attenuated virus and Merck argues …

Zostavax Fails to Prevent Shingles and Causes Injuries

Daniel Sproviero Drug Injury, Vaccine Injury

Zostavax was developed to prevent the outbreak of shingles (herpes zoster) in adults 50 and older. Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster) due largely to stress. The symptoms of shingles include severe pain, discomfort, and a rash across the body. People who suffer from shingles experience a severely decreased quality of life. Merck is …

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HPV vaccine lawyer Mark Sadaka meets with 11 Japanese Attorneys

Sadaka Associates Defective Drug, Firm News, Mark Sadaka, Vaccine Injury, Vaccine Litigation

Mark Sadaka met with 11 attorneys from Japan who represent 125 women suffering serious injuries resulting from Gardasil. The attorneys sought out Mr. Sadaka for his knowledge and expertise in litigating these cases. Mr. Sadaka is the first and only attorney to successfully prove that the HPV vaccine caused the death of 21-year-old Christina Tarsell. Less than a month after …

Florida Man Files New Zostavax Lawsuit In New Jersey

Sadaka Associates Vaccine Injury, Vaccine Litigation

In one of the newest lawsuits against the drug Zostavax and its manufacturer Merck & Co., a Florida man filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. In the lawsuit, the man alleges shortly after receiving the Zostavax shingles vaccination, he sustained numerous injuries as a result of side effects from the vaccine. Based on …