South Carolina Fosamax® Femur Fracture Lawyers
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. There are also indications the drug could increase the risk of esophageal cancer, according to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Call a South Carolina personal injury lawyer if you or someone close to you has been injured as a result of this dangerous drug.
Dangers of Fosamax
Fosamax, known in its generic form as alendronate, is manufactured by Merck & Co. It is a non-nitrogenous bisphosphonate, which means the drug does not contain a nitrogen atom. Other drugs in this same subclass are most often used in chemotherapy. Fosamax is the only example of a drug like this one being used to treat bone conditions like osteoporosis.
The association between this drug and atypical femur fractures are well documented. The Journal of the American Medical Association published an article in its Feb. 23, 2011 edition revealing that bisphosphonate use triples the risk of drug-related femur fracture. The FDA issued an alert to doctors and patients in January of 2011 warning of increased risk of femur fractures.
Dedicated Legal Representation for Fosamax Injury Victims
Attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers are currently reviewing South Carolina Fosamax femur fracture cases. There is an active lawsuit currently working through the judicial system in New Jersey. Anyone who has suffered a Fosamax injury could be eligible to participate in the mass tort litigation.
While the active New Jersey case is focused on Fosamax femur fractures, the drug has been linked with several other serious health issues. Fosamax has also been linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), also known as dead jaw disease. This painful and disfiguring condition results in the jaw bones rotting. While less studied, this subclass of drug has also been linked to increased risk of esophageal cancer.
Call for a free case evaluation today!
The attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can review your Fosamax femur fracture, ONJ, or esophageal cancer cases. We can make sure you understand your rights and your options with a free case evaluation. Don’t hesitate. Call us today.