Fosamax Femur Fracture Attorneys
Fosamax®, or alendronate sodium, is a prescription medication manufactured by Merck that’s used to treat osteoporosis. However, long-term use of Fosamax has been linked to an increased risk of low-impact femur fractures. At Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc., our defective drug lawyers have filed lawsuits against Merck on behalf of patients who have suffered injuries after Fosamax-use. We offer free case evaluations for those who have been harmed by this drug.
If you or a loved one has suffered a femur fracture as the result of taking Fosamax, we may be able to help. Call us today at (888) 701-1288.
Problems with Fosamax
As reported by scientific researchers, long-term use of Fosamax has been linked to atypical femur fractures that occur from low-impact incidents, such as a fall from standing height or less. The fracture itself is a horizontal break across the thigh-bone. This occurs because Fosamax, a class of osteoporosis drug known as bisphosphonates, may make the femur more brittle by disrupting the normal bone regeneration process.
According to RCRSD Fosamax femur fracture attorney, Karen Barth Menzies, "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, and some have even sustained fractures in both femurs at different times."
FDA Warns of Femur Fracture Risk
In September 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning based on a report released by the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR). This report offered important information concerning the potential link between long-term treatment or osteoporosis with bisphosphonates and unusual femur fractures. Then in October of the same year, the FDA issued a safety announcement about an ongoing safety review of oral bisphosphonates.
Committed to Seeking Justice
Drug companies are responsible for the safety of patients and consumers using their products. While there are benefits and risks to any medication, if a pharmaceutical manufacturer fails to identify and report serious health risks to patients in a timely manner, it may be held liable for injuries that result.
Our legal team at RCRSD is committed to providing unparalleled legal representation to those harmed by the negligence of drug manufacturers. If you have suffered a femur fracture and have been taking Fosamax for an extended period of time, contact us today to discuss your particular situation with one of our attorneys.
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: