Boniva Lawsuit | Side Effects : Femur Fractures, Atypical Thigh Fracture, Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) aka Dead Jaw Syndrome, Esophageal Cancer
Boniva Lawsuit | Lawsuits, Lawyer, Attorney, | Dangerous Boniva Side Effects that may be caused by the drug : Femur Fractures, Atypical Femoral Fracture, Atypical Thigh Fracture, Sudden Unusual Thigh Fractures, Atypical Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures, Diaphyseal Femur Fractures, Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) aka Dead Jaw Syndrome, Esophageal Cancer
The leading law firm of Alonso Krangle LLP is currently investigating potential legal Boniva lawsuit claims on behalf of victims of Boniva side effects. Boniva is a bisphosphonate that was first approved for sale in 2003 to treat osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Boniva and other bisphosphonates have been associated with a number of serious and painful side effects, including:
- Femur Fractures ( Atypical Femoral Fracture, Atypical Thigh Fracture, Sudden Unusual Thigh Fractures, Atypical Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures, Diaphyseal Femur Fractures )
- Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) aka Dead Jaw Syndrome
- Esophageal Cancer
The lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP are leaders in defective drug litigation, and are committed to protecting the legal rights of Boniva side effect victims. If you have suffered a serious Boniva injury, especially a Boniva femur fracture or atypical thigh fracture, you deserve compensation from the drug maker responsible for your suffering. Filing a Boniva lawsuit could enable you to obtain money damages for your current and future medical needs, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. The defective drug lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP are currently offering FREE Boniva lawsuit consultations to victims of Boniva side effects. To learn more about pursuing your legal claim, please contact the Boniva side effects lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP today.
Boniva Side Effects | Boniva Femur Fracture, Boniva Dead Jaw Syndrome, Boniva Esophageal Cancer
There are over 36 million women who use medications like Boniva to prevent or slow osteoporosis. Approved for sale in 2003, Boniva is the first, and only, once-a-month pill approved to treat osteoporosis. The drug works by binding to specific cells in bones, which can help prevent vertebral fractures and enhance bone mineral density in the hip and spine.
Boniva Femur Fracture Side Effects
A study conducted by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) found that bisphosphonate use correlates to sudden unusual thigh fractures, known as atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures and diaphyseal femur fractures. The study investigated 310 cases of atypical femur fractures, finding that 291 of them occurred in people taking a bisphosphonate. In October 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) ordered the makers of Boniva and other bisphosphonates to add information about the risk of atypical femur fractures to the “Warnings and Precautions” section of the their labels.
Atypical Subtrochanteric femur fractures are fractures that occur just below the hip joint. Diaphyseal femur fractures are breaks in the long part of the thigh bone. Boniva users who experience any thigh pain should contact their physicians promptly, as this could indicate a fracture.
Boniva Dead Jaw Syndrome
Some patients using Boniva have suffered loss of bone in the jaw, known as Dead Jaw Syndrome or Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ). This is a serious bone disease that happens as a result of a reduced local blood supply, causing the bone to die. ONJ usually occurs after a procedure, like tooth extraction, that exposes the jaw bone.
Symptoms of Dead Jaw Syndrome include:
- Pain in the jaw
- Swelling in the gums
- Loose teeth
- Infection of the gums
- Slow healing after injury of or surgery on the gums
In July 2005, the FDA had bisphosphonate labels updated to include a warning regarding ONJ.
In July, 2011, the FDA announced it was reviewing data concerning a potential link between the use of oral bisphosphonates, like Boniva, and the development of esophageal cancer. The agency noted that conflicting results had been seen in two studies of bisphosphonates and esophageal cancer, leading the FDA to conduct a review. The review followed a 2009 report in the New England Journal of Medicine detailing 23 instances of esophageal cancer among users of oral bisphosphonates that had been reported to the FDA by May 2008, and another 21 reports of esophageal tumors among users of bisphosphonates abroad.
Learn More About Filing A Boniva Side Effect Lawsuit
If you suffered a femur fracture, Dead Jaw Syndrome or esophageal cancer while being treated with Boniva, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers of this drug. To learn more about the legal options available to you, please contact the Boniva side effect lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP by filling out our online form or calling 800-403-6191.