Bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Atelvia, Reclast) Linked to Femur Fractures, Other Side Effects
You may have taken Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Atelvia, Reclast or another bisphosphonate because you believed they would help slow or inhibit bone loss due to your osteoporosis. However, the FDA is now warning osteoporosis patients that these drugs may be linked to a rare type of thigh bone fracture.
This may put you at risk for a dangerous fracture that can result in pain, hospitalization, surgery and even death. If you took Fosamax, Boniva or another oral or injectable bisphosphonate and suffered a fracture or another serious side effect, you have legal rights! Call the drug injury lawyers at George Sink Injury Lawyers today at 1-877-627-6625 or submit a web contact form. Put our legal experience to work for you.
Fosamax, Boniva, Bisphosphonate Lawsuits
Lawsuits have been filed across the country on behalf of victims who claim that their atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures and diaphyseal femur fractures were caused by the long-term use of Fosamax, Boniva or another bisphosphonate.
The FDA says it is not clear whether bisphosphonates like Fosamx or Boniva are the cause of these unusual bone breaks; however, changes to the drugs’ labeling and medication guide will now outline the potential risk.
In the lawsuits, victims claim that their femur fractures occurred after little to no impact – like getting up from a chair or taking a step forward. The lawsuits allege that bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Atelvia and Reclast, may affect the bone’s reabsorption and bone formation. This may result in a major femoral fracture that occurs without the victim suffering any trauma.
Serious Side Effects Linked to Fosamax, Boniva and Bisphosphonates
The FDA is warning osteoporosis patients that bisphosphonates such as Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, Atelvia and Reclast may be linked to these serious side effects:
- Atypical Subtrochanteric Femur Fractures – Atypical subtrochanteric femur fractures are fractures in the bone just below the hip joint.
- Diaphyseal Femur Fractures – Diaphyseal femur fractures occur in the long part of the thigh bone.
- Osteonecrosis of the Jaw – Also known as “ONJ” osteonecrosis of the jaw is the deterioration or death of the jaw bone.
Do not stop taking your bisphosphonate without first consulting with your doctor. Seek medical treatment is you start to develop or experience worsening hip or thigh pain, as this could be a warning sign of possible side effects.
Legal Recourse for Bisphophonate Victims
A femoral fracture can change your life, and it can burden you and your family. Don’t suffer in silence; contact our helpful legal team today to learn more about your legal rights. You may be owed compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other losses related to your femur fracture.
Call the drug injury lawyers at George Sink Injury Lawyers today at 1-877-627-6625 or submit a web contract form. Our caring legal professionals can help you protect your legal rights, and will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve.
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