Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits
Fosamax has been an FDA approved medication since 1995. This drug was supposed to treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases, but many patients have seen negative results.
However, Fosamax can contribute to osteonecrosis of the jaw and also to femur breakage or fracture. The medication stays in the patient's system for too long. This causes deteriorating bone, instead of helping the conditions.
If you are a victim of an injury caused by Fosamax, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for financial compensation.
For more information, contact the Fosamex injury lawyers at The Edward Law Firm by calling 1-800-304-9246. Your initial consultation is free and there are no upfront costs for us to handle your claim.
Why Are People Suing For Fosamax Injuries?
When the Food and Drug Administration approved Fosamax in 1995, it was used to treat bone conditions in both men and women.
It's believed that millions of people around the world have used this medication.
However, instead of treating the condition, prolonged use exposed users to debilitating side effects that often required additional medical care.
There are currently more than 900 Fosamax cases pending and some of them have already gone to trial.
While there have been mixed results, in 2010 a woman that developed osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) after using Fosamax was awared $8,000,000 by a federal jury.
It's important to note that every case is different and not all patients will obtain a recovery.
Common Side Effects of using Fosamax
Osteonecrosis Of The Jaw
Fosamax users have reported ONJ (osteonecrosis of the jaw), which causes the jaw bone to be eaten away. This is an awful condition that can be very debilitating. Some symptoms of this condition are:
- Loose teeth
- Missing gum tissue that exposes the bone
- Swelling, pain and infection of the gums
- Pus drainage from the jaw
- Numbness of the jaw
Fracture Of The Femur Bone
The femur is the large bone in a person's thigh (the biggest bone in the body). It connects the hip to the knee and is generally a very strong bone that is resistant to large amounts of force due to its size.
Some Fosamax users have reported femur fractures from everyday movements such as rising from a sitting position or just walking. The bone has been reported to snap or fracture in a horizontal direction.
The makers of Fosamax do not state to patients and doctors how harmful the side effects if this drug are.
Contact Our Tulsa Lawyers For Your Free Fosamax Lawsuit Review
If you or someone you know has been a victim of a defective medication such as Fosamax, call our team of legal professionals today at 1-800-304-9246.
At the Edwards Law Firm, our belief is that everyone deserves effective representation if they have been harmed by the use of a defective drug.
You pay no upfront costs for our services. In fact, you pay nothing unless we succeed in obtaining a settlement for you through the drug company, mediation or a jury trial.