The trial was an example of the strength of our legal system. The Plaintiff's attorney utilized a psychologist to analyze jurors. He set up a "shadow jury" to analyze the effects of his fine arguments, and he suggested that the jurors would be famous if they voted against the big pharmaceutical company! Brilliant strategy indeed!
Meanwhile, the absurd defense attorney for Merck relied on "scientific evidence," such as the fact that the man who died had no signs of clogged arteries, but rather died from an arrythmia, which is not something Vioxx has been linked to. All nit-picking minutia! No wonder he lost!
One juror openly admitted that the scientific mumbo-jumbo sailed "over his head" (and expectedly so)! Ha Ha! The juror likened the scientific sessions to the didactic sessions Charlie Brown endured at the hands of his teacher. As the Peoples' representative on the jury stated (paraphrased), "when they talked about the science, all I heard was Waaah, Waah Waah like in the Charlie Brown cartoons." Well said, Comrade, well said.
We at the Global Front look forward to the good old days of aspirin and penicillin, electroshock and leeches! Three cheers for our lawyers! Power to the people!
Is the world upside down? My head is ringing and my neck hairs are standing up.
Jurors 1 & 2: We're famous! The lawyer dude said so!
Juror 4: And look what I can do!
Juror 7: Huh? What? Where am I?