Fosamax®, a drug used to treat osteoporosis and Paget’s disease, has been linked to serious bone health injuries, including femur fractures, inflammation of bone marrow, and osteonecrosis of the jaw, or dead jaw disease. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the drug could also increase the risk of esophageal cancer.
A South Carolina personal injury lawyer from our firm can help if you or someone you love suffered injuries from this dangerous drug.
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Dangers of Fosamax
Merck & Co. manufactures Fosamax, generically called alendronate. As a non-nitrogenous bisphosphonate, the drug does not contain a nitrogen atom. Doctors often prescribe other drugs in its subclass for chemotherapy patients. Fosamax is a leading bisphosphonate used to treat bone conditions like osteoporosis.
Current research associates this drug with atypical femur fractures. Osteoporosis International revealed that prolonged use of bisphosphonates increases the risk of drug-related femur fracture. The FDA issued an alert to doctors and patients warning of the increased risk of femur fractures.
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You May Recover Various Damages For Your Injuries in South Carolina
Your injuries from a dangerous drug could leave you facing mounting medical bills and a long road to recovery. You may have missed work, costing your family income and making it difficult to address daily expenses. A settlement or verdict may account for these losses, along with others.
Our South Carolina Fosamax lawsuit lawyers can calculate your damages and pursue fair compensation. We may seek:
- Medical expenses, including emergency room care, surgeries, rehabilitation, medication, and doctor’s visits
- Ongoing medical care your injuries require
- Lost wages, including missed bonuses, benefits, sick leave, and vacation pay
- Reduced earning capacity if you cannot return to work or make your pre-injury income
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of quality of life if you suffer permanent impairment
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries
We will leave no stone unturned when determining what fair compensation looks like in your case. Our goal is to seek the full and fair recovery you need to both cover your past losses and your anticipated future losses resulting from your harm.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one to complications from Fosamax, we understand your family is devastated. Still, compensation can help you cope in their absence and honor their memory.
You may stand to recover:
- Your loved one’s medical expenses
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Your loved one’s income that they would have continued to provide
- Loss of companionship your loved one provided
- Lost wages if you had to miss work to care for your loved one
We can determine who is your loved one’s representative of the estate and file a wrongful death lawsuit. You can grieve in peace; we can handle the legal battle.
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Fosamax Manufacturer Faces Class-Action Lawsuits
Hundreds of plaintiffs joined a multidistrict litigation (MDL) case against Merck & Co., claiming the following:
- Manufacturing an unreasonably dangerous drug that may cause femur fractures
- Failure to adequately warn patients and doctors of the risks
- Fraudulent and negligent marketing
- Breach of warranty
You may be able to join an existing class-action lawsuit against the drug manufacturer if you suffered femur fractures as a result of taking Fosamax.
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Other Injuries May Qualify You For a Lawsuit
While the active MDL is focused on Fosamax femur fractures, research has linked the drug with several other serious health issues, such as osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), also known as dead jaw disease.
This painful and disfiguring condition results in rotting jawbones. This drug may also increase the risk of esophageal cancer.
No one should have to suffer such injuries and medical complications after taking drugs as prescribed. Even if you followed the recommended dosage amounts, you may be at risk. Our lawyers can help you hold the drug manufacturer liable for your losses.
How Our South Carolina Fosamax Lawsuit Lawyers Can Help
You deserve to rest and focus on your recovery after suffering injuries due to a dangerous drug. Our legal team can handle everything else. When we take on your case, we will afford it the personalized attention it deserves.
- Investigate your injuries and review your medical records
- Gather other evidence of negligence
- File your claim or lawsuit
- Calculate your damages
- Negotiate a fair settlement
- Represent you in a trial
Bringing a lawsuit against a large corporation can be intimidating. You do not have to face their defense attorneys alone. We can advocate on your behalf and protect your right to compensation.
We Can Handle Your Case on a Contingency Basis
You do not have to risk further financial strain to seek justice for your injuries. Our firm can take your Fosamax lawsuit case on a contingency-fee basis.
This means we will not charge you out-of-pocket expenses to start your case. We also do not charge hourly rates or retainers for our legal services. We only take a percentage of a potential settlement or verdict we win on your behalf.
You can get started on your lawsuit sooner than later with our affordable services.
See a Doctor Immediately
Following any symptoms of femur fractures or other conditions associated with Fosamax, see a doctor immediately. Your health comes first. Medical intervention and treatment can prove invaluable for your recovery.
Medical documentation can also prove useful for your lawsuit. You will need evidence of damages, as well as the link between your use of Fosamax and your injuries. This will prevent the liable party from challenging your case on grounds that you failed to treat your injuries. Our lawyers can review your medical records to ensure they are accurate and up to date before submitting them.
Dedicated Legal Representation For Fosamax Injury Victims
The attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can review your Fosamax femur fracture, ONJ, or esophageal cancer case. We can explain your rights and legal options during a free case evaluation. Don’t hesitate. Call us at (888) 612-7001.
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