A Fosamax lawsuit may be an option for patients who took the drug and suffered a spontaneous fracture of the thigh or femur bone. Potentially, a Fosamax lawsuit could offer these patients the opportunity to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and other damages resulting from their femur fracture. This legal recourse may be available to patients who suffered a Fosamax femur fracture, as it has been alleged that the drug’s manufacturer failed to properly warn doctors and patients of this side effect.
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Several Fosamax lawsuits have been filed against Merck, the manufacturer of the drug, alleging that the company failed to warn patients about the serious nature of certain Fosamax side effects. Drug companies are required to ensure the safety of their products before releasing them into the marketplace, and failure to adequately warn consumers about certain side effects may be grounds for legal action. Therefore, if you suffered a Fosamax femur fracture while taking the drug, you may be able to participate in a lawsuit against Fosamax for your thigh bone fracture.
Research has linked Fosamax thigh fractures with long-term use of the drug, particularly in women. One study published in a 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who took Fosamax for an extended period of time suffered an unusually high rate of femur fractures. Reportedly, the Fosamax femur fractures noted in this study occurred from a fall from standing height or less. Another study featured in the Feb. 2011 Journal of the American Medical Association found that the use of bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax, nearly triples the risk of femur fractures in those taking the drug for more than five years. Typically, it takes an extreme force to break the femur bone, but patients who have reportedly sustained Fosamax femur fractures were said to be only walking across a room or descending stairs when their thighbone broke.
Femur fractures will typically require surgical treatment and several months to heal. As a result, these patients incur costly medical bills, while being unable to work. If you suffered a femur fracture while taking Fosamax, however, you may be able to pursue a claim seeking compensation for medical bills and other damages. To find out if you can participate in a Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit, contact our attorneys today for a no cost, no obligation review of your claim.