PHILADELPHIA — An engaged couple's lawsuit against Merck & Co. Inc. and Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. alleges failure to warn, negligent misrepresentation and product liability.

Jerome Dotter and Sheryl Greene-Payne filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging that they failed to disclose to consumers the potential harmful effect of receiving Zostavax vaccine.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in 2014, Dotter experienced pain in the right side of his body as well as fatigue and myalgia which was the result of receiving Zostavax vaccine. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly had knowledge of the potential risk of receiving Zostavax vaccine but failed to let consumers know.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek compensatory damages, restitution and disgorgement of profits, punitive damages, economic damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. They are represented by Andrew W. Knox of Lopez McHugh, LLP in Moorestown, New Jersey.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-04686-HB

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