Our Michigan dangerous drug lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases involving patients who suffered injuries or were harmed after taking the prescription drug Fosamax. When a patient is injured, it can give rise to a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company and the drug manufacturer. Often times, these drug lawsuits result in significant settlements. The side effects of this drug can cause serious injury and harm.
What is Fosamax?
Fosamax (alendronate), a bisphosphonate, is a drug prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis, particularly in post-menopausal women and complications from advanced cancers. However, even though it is known to be an effective drug in treating osteoporosis, in recent years there have been a number of studies that reported severe side effects that users have been affected by. In fact, The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research found that 94 percent of patients taking the drug Fosamax out of 310 cases experienced femur fractures. Femur fractures are not the only dangerous side effect recorded. The USC School of Dentistry also states that patients who take Fosamax are also at high risk for osteonecrosis (ONJ), a serious disease of the jaw that causes the jaw bone to deteriorate.
Fosamax Lawsuits For Femur Fractures & Jaw Bone Decay
Femur fractures and jaw bone decay are two of the most dangerous side effects of Fosamax. Symptoms such as difficulty or pain when swallowing, pain or burning under the ribs or in the back, severe heartburn, fever, body aches, and flu symptoms, as well as severe joint, bone, or muscle pain, are all important symptoms you should look out for when taking Fosamax.
Due to recent reports, the FDA recently updated the warning label on the osteoporosis drug. Fosamax now contains a label that warns patients who take the prescribed medication are more at risk to suffer from abnormal fractures of the thigh, or femur fractures. Patients suffering injuries after taking Fosamax do have legal rights and may have a possible lawsuit against Merck, the manufacturer of the drug. In fact, due to Merck’s failure to warn individuals of the defective nature of the drug, they may be held liable for those who suffer femur fractures or jaw bone decay.
Do You Have A Fosamax Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one suffers from femur fractures, jaw bone decay, or other serious injuries after or while taking Fosamax, there may be legal ground to pursue a Michigan Fosamax lawsuit. There are strict statute of limitations for filing a dangerous drug lawsuit. If you miss a deadline your case can be lost forever. Therefore, It is important to choose an attorney that has significant experience in representing patients injured or harmed by a dangerous drug. We work directly with other national law firms to win the best settlement for our clients.
Michigan Fosamax Lawyer No Fee Promise For Femur Fracture Patients
We will represent you in your dangerous drug case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees or costs whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Experienced Fosamax Lawyer
It is important that patients and their physicians are fully aware of the potential association between Fosamax and femur fractures and osteonecrosis, as well as all other side effects. Call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. legal team now at (800) 606-1717 if you have suffered injuries after taking Fosamax. We will listen to your story and determine if you have a case against the pharmaceutical company. If you do have a case, we will begin work on it immediately. Of course, all of this will cost you absolutely nothing unless we are able to reach a settlement or jury verdict for you. There is nothing to lose, so call us today!