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Information Concerning the Fosamax Lawsuit

Recent studies have linked Femur fractures and Fosamax use making way for a Fosamax Lawsuit. Fosamax has been known to generate spontaneous femur fractures in consumers who have taken this osteoporotic drug for five or more years. Fosamax is known as a bisphosphonate drug manufactured by Merck and was approved by the FDA in 1995. In March of 2010, ABC News presented an investigative report citing a number of incidences of patients on Fosamax therapy experiencing rare fractures of the femur just below the hip joint. These fractures are known as rare subtrochanteric femur fractures. This type of fracture is particularly disturbing as they can happen while the patient is performing relatively low-stress activities such as from a standing or sitting position. Other serious side effects include osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) and esophageal complications that have also generated a Fosamax Lawsuit against Merck by patients seeking compensation.

A number of patients have inquired about and filed a Fosamax Lawsuit against Merck seeking financial compensation for Fosamax injuries. You may want to contact a Fosamax attorney to see if you qualify for a Fosamax Lawsuit.

Numeruous Fosamax Lawsuits Filed

A Fosamax Lawsuit was filed against Merck by a sixty-year-old woman in Florida who was using this bisphosphonate drug to treat her osteoporosis. This plaintiff stated that she had taken Fosamax therapy for over six years and that Fosamax had caused her to develop ONJ causing rotting of her mouth and exposing her jaw bone. She also accused Merck of withholding important information about the seriousness of certain Fosamax side effects such as osteonecrosis of the jaw. At that time, some 15 Fosamax lawsuits had been filed against Merck which seems like a small number, however lawyers believe this is only the beginning and expect hundreds or perhaps thousands of lawsuits to be filed as more consumers become aware of Fosamax injuries and file a Fosamax Lawsuit.

Contact A Fosamax Attorney

If you or a loved one have developed Fosamax side effects as a result of using Merck’s bisphosphonate drug you may be able to receive compensation in the form of a court award. You will need to contact a Fosamax attorney to inquire about a Fosamax Lawsuit. It is the responsibility of Merck (as well as all drug manufacturers) to ensure the safety of their drugs before marketing them to consumers. Failure to properly warn consumers about known risks associated with their drugs is considered negligent and grounds for a Fosamax Lawsuit.

The Fosamax Lawsuit is the most recent blow to hit the second largest drug company in the United States. Merck has already been faced with a number of lawsuits for another one of its drugs known as Vioxx. It has been estimated that Merck faces some 11,500 lawsuits for its arthritis drug. Merck has paid out an amazing $4.85 billion in Vioxx Lawsuits. The onset of Fosamax litigation could leave Merck stuck in an inescapable legal demise that may leave the second largest drug company filing for bankruptcy protection.

If you have experienced a Fosamax injury such as femur fracture, ONJ, esophageal complications or any other Fosamax complication you might want to contact a Fosamax attorney to see if you qualify for a Fosamax Lawsuit.

You May be entitled to Compensation, so act now.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Fosamax therapy, contact us now to speak with our qualified professionals about possible compensation. Call us now at 877-222-7069 or use the contact form for a free case review.


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