No-trauma femur fractures from osteoporosis medications
Fosamax, the popular medication prescribed to prevent osteoporosis or regain bone density, has been linked to femur fractures in a number of patients. Most of these incidents have been no-trauma fractures — rather than a fall or other accident, the weakened thighbone cracks or breaks suddenly during normal activity such as walking.
In addition to femur fractures, a number of users have suffered from osteonecrosis of the jaw. Either of these severe side effects can be debilitating. A fractured femur is particularly troubling for elderly patients who have already experienced bone loss. They may not be good candidates for surgery and the injury heals slowly. Many are prone to infection and chronic pain after the fact.
Fosamax femur fracture attorneys
If your family member has suffered a fracture of the femur after taking Fosamax (alendronate), Greg Jones Law can address your legal remedies. You may be entitled to compensation through a lawsuit against the manufacturer. Our law firm handles pharmaceutical litigation on behalf of clients nationwide.
Fosamax is a biphosphonate drug commonly prescribed for people with osteoporosis. It was introduced to the public in 2000 as a cure for stopping and even reversing bone loss in postmenopausal women. But in 2010, researchers discovered a link between Fosamax and no-trauma femur fractures. In October 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required the manufacturer, Merck, to warn physicians and users of this previously undisclosed side effect. Merck did alter its warning labels but still sells alendronate as Fosamax and Fosamax D, meaning that millions of users are potentially at risk of a broken femur.
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If your loved has suffered a femur fracture, jawbone degeneration or similar side effects from Fosamax, we can determine if you have grounds to sue for damages. There may be deadlines to file your claim, so we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.
We have represented people throughout the United States in holding drug companies accountable for dangerous medications.
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