Fosamax Femur Fracture Attorneys
Scientific researchers report that long term use of the osteoporosis drug Fosamax is associated with atypical femur fractures. The fractures are unusual in that they result from low impact (occurring from a fall from standing height or less) and the bone cracks in an unusual horizontal pattern.
“Just like the patients in the studies, our clients describe having previously healthy and active lifestyles until they broke their femur bone when doing something as simple as walking down stairs or stepping onto a bus,” states Karen Barth Menzies, Fosamax® attorney at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc., “and some have even sustained fractures in both femurs at different times.”
Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. has filed cases against the manufacturer Merck for injuries suffered by patients who were taking Fosamax® for an extended period of time. The defective pharmaceutical litigation lawyers at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. is made up of experienced trial lawyers who specialize in representing plaintiffs in litigation against the manufacturers who fail to warn the medical community and patients of the dangers of their products.
If you, or a family member, have been taking Fosamax® and have suffered a femur fracture, contact the personal injury attorneys at Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc. today to schedule an appointment.
Links to related material:
- FDA’s safety announcement regarding Fosamax
- ABC news report on Fosamax
- Atypical Femoral Fractures Task Force Report
Articles by Jennifer P. Schneider, MD, PhD:
- Bisphosphonates and low-impact femoral fractures: Current evidence on alendronate-fracture risk.
- Should bisphosphonates be continued indefinitely?