Fosamax Femur Fracture
02.23.11— Journal of American Medicine (JAMA) has released a new article, Bisphosphonate Use and the Risk of Subtrochanteric or Femoral Shaft Fractures in Older Women discussing the connection between bisphosphonates and injuries such as femur fracture. The authors of this study conclude that prolonged treatment of 5 years or more with a Bisphosphonate such as Fosamax is linked to "increased risk of subtrochanteric or femoral shaft fractures." Read full article.
Fosamax is supposed to help strengthen bones, but the cruel reality is that the drug performs the exact opposite function. Studies have correlated use of Fosamax to several low-impact femur fractures, normally one of the strongest bones in the human body. Weitz & Luxenberg wants to file a suit against those responsible.
For many years, the public was not informed of the risks associated with Fosamax until October 13, 2010, when a press release from the FDA warning Fosamax users of femur fracture was issued. This, unfortuantely, came 15 years after the release of the drug.
Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits
According to studies, women who took Fosamax (a drug that supposedly combats osteoporosis) for five years or more were an incredible 125 times more likely to break bones, particularly the femur resulting in a Fosamax femur fracture. In some cases, even the simplest activities, like walking down stairs, can cause Fosamax femur fractures in Fosamax patients. Keep reading to find out about Fosamax femur fracture, and how Weitz & Luxenberg can help you get what you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax inhibit osteoclasts, naturally occurring cells that decrease bone mass as we age. Cleared for use by the FDA in 1995, Fosamax was prescribed to women who suffered from osteoporosis and, ironically, to women who had not yet developed osteoporosis but wished to prevent its onset. Sadly, what these women got in return was a Fosamax femur fracture.
While it is true that Fosamax helps bones become dense, it also helps them become as fragile as glass. Even when taken at a normal dosage, Fosamax’s inhibition of osteoclasts can cause femoral fractures. Despite some of the dangers being discovered as early as 1996, it took over a decade for the FDA to properly rewrite the Fosamax label.
Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawyers & Attorney
Currently, litigation is underway regarding the harm Fosamax femur fracture has done to people nationwide. With over 1,000 Fosamax femur fracture cases pending, you are not alone in seeking justice for the distress you’ve experienced.
If you or your loved one has suffered a femur fracture as a result of taking Fosamax, Weitz & Luxenberg is here to offer support. With millions of dollars in settlements and favorable verdicts, our attorneys are confident that you can receive the compensation you deserve. Simply fill out the form on this page for your free Fosamax case evaluation, and we will contact you shortly.
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