Fosamax (generic: alendronate) is a bisphosphonate, which is a drug used to treat or prevent osteoporosis that is caused by menopause or by taking steroids. It works by slowing down bone loss while increasing bone mass, which strengthens bones to help prevent fractures. Unfortunately, the extended presence of Fosamax in a woman’s body has been linked to atypical femur fractures.
Research Indicates Fosamax May Cause Atypical Femur Fractures
Fosamax is a drug with a long half-life, meaning it remains in the body even after use is discontinued. This means even women who didn’t take Fosamax for long may be susceptible to the atypical femur fractures this osteoporosis drug may cause. Studies published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research and the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma have linked Fosamax to atypical femur fractures.
In May of 2011, 36 federal Fosamax lawsuits were consolidated in a New Jersey federal court as part of a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). The lawsuits claim that Fosamax caused femur fractures and was filed against Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. (formerly known as Merck & Co.). Hundreds of other lawsuits with similar claims against manufacturers of Fosamax have been filed throughout the United States.
If you or your loved one has suffered an atypical femur fracture after taking Fosamax, you may be eligible for compensation to ease the associated financial, physical and emotional burdens. Contact us today to set up a free consultation during which we will listen to your story and discuss your legal rights and options. If you choose us to represent you, we will work with you on a contingency fee basis; this means you pay nothing until we have secured compensation for you, either through a jury verdict or settlement.
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