Osteoporosis drug Fosamax has been linked to a number of serious side effects, including femur fractures and osteonecrosis of the jaw (dead jaw.) Because the manufacturer may have failed to properly warn patients and doctors about these serious Fosamax side effects, users who sustained a femur fracture or other serious harm while taking the drug may have legal recourse. To find out if you can participate in a lawsuit for your Fosamax side effects, complete our free case review form today for a no cost, no obligation review of your claim.
Fosamax femur fractures are among the serious side effects which have reportedly been associated with use of this and other bisphosphonates used to treat osteoporosis. A study in a March 2010 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that women taking Fosamax for extended periods of time suffered an unusually high rate of femur fractures. Fosamax femur fractures are so unusual because they typically occur with little trauma, even though the thighbone is one of the strongest bones in the body and usually requires a great force, such as a car accident, to break.
In addition to femur fractures, Fosamax has also reportedly been linked to jaw problems, specifically osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). ONJ, also known as dead jaw, occurs when bone tissue in the jaw fails to heal after a tooth extraction, crown placement, or other minor trauma. Jaw pain is typically one of the first signs of ONJ, which may also include:
If you or a loved one suffered serious Fosamax side effects, such as a femur fracture, our attorneys would like to hear from you. Potentially, users who suffered Fosamax femur fractures may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages resulting from their injuries. To find out if you can participate in a Fosamax lawsuit, complete our free case review form today.