Fosamax Lawsuit | Side Effects : Femur Fractures | Fosamax Femur Fracture
Fosamax Lawsuit | Lawsuits, Lawyer, Attorney | Side Effects : Femur Fractures, Fracture Risk
The leading law firm of Alonso Krangle LLP is currently investigating potential legal claims on behalf of victims of Fosamax side effects, a bisphosphonate drug manufactured by Merck & Co. Fosamax has been prescribed to millions of people, mostly post-menopausal women with osteoporosis, since it first came on the market in 1995. However, research indicates that long-term use of Fosamax and other bisphosphonates may be associated with a number of serious and painful side effects, including femur fractures
The lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP are leaders in defective drug litigation, and understand the pain and suffering endured by victims of Fosamax especially Fosamax femur fracture side effects. If you have been injured by Fosamax, you may be eligible to file a Fosamx lawsuit against Merck for compensation for your current and future medical needs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. The Fosamax lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP are currently offering FREE Fosamax lawsuit consultations to victims of Fosamax femur fractures and other Fosamax side effects. To learn more about your legal rights, or how to file a Fosamax lawsuit due to a Fosamax side effect, please contact the Fosamax lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP today.
Fosamax Side Effects : Fosamax Femur Fractures And Other Fosamax Risks
Fosamax limits bone loss by inhibiting the breakdown of old or damaged bones. In 1995, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Fosamax to treat and prevent osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, as well as men and people taking steroids. Fosamax is also approved to treat Paget’s disease of the bone. Since it came on the market, Fosamax has been prescribed to over 20 million women.
Fosamax Femur Fractures That May Be Due To Fosamax Side Effects
Long-term use of Fosamax may be associated with two types of atypical femur (thigh) fractures:
- Atypical Subtrochanteric femur fractures — fractures just below the hip joint.
- Diaphyseal femur fractures — fractures in the long part of the thigh bone.
In October 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the makers of Fosamax and other bisphosphonates to add information about the risk of atypical femur fractures to the “Warnings and Precautions” section of the their labels. The FDA ordered the label change after a study involving over 300 women who sustained such fractures found that 94 percent had taken a bisphosphonate. Most had been on the drugs for five years or more.
Fosamax femur fractures are unusual in that they can occur during low-impact physical activities (i.e., walking across the room, standing up from being seated), despite the fact that the femur is one of the strongest bones in the body. Lawsuits have been filed against Merck for painful femur fractures, and investigations of this side effect continue. Merck, however, denies a cause and effect relationship between Fosamax and bone fractures.
Learn More About Filing A Fosamax Lawsuit Due To A Fosamax Femur Fracture Or Other Fosamax Side Effect
If you suffered a femur fracture while being treated with Fosamax, you may be eligible to file a Fosamax lawsuit against Merck & Co. To learn more about the legal options available to you and maybe filing a Fosamax Lawsuit, please contact the Fosamax lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP by filling out our online form or calling 800-403-6191.
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