Injuries caused by Fosamax: understanding your legal options with regards to a Fosamax lawsuit
In 2007, Merck & Co. earned $3 billion for their drug Fosamax. Meanwhile, Judith of Leavenworth Kansas had to sell her home because she developed pains in her legs so severe that she could no longer climb the stairs. These pains were caused by femur fractures from taking Fosamax. She was also forced to retire from her position as a teacher and paid over $5000 dollars of out of pocket expenses towards treatment and recovery costs (consummeraffairs.com). At this time, Fosamax lawsuits were still very new, but gratefully, in January of 2008, JoAnn Moranski, a woman from Connecticut, filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co. over the fact that she sustained multiple fractures in her legs as a result of taking Fosamax. This case opened the door for hundreds of cases that are now being filed against Merck for not giving the public and the medical community proper warning about the drug’s side effects (Wall Street Journal).
Hundreds people all around the country are reporting serious pain caused by femur fractures that are a result of long-term Fosamax use. These femur fractures have been known to happen more than once, leaving people terrified of performing any kind of physical activity. One woman reported that she an invalid – never able to go for walks or babysit her grandchild for fear that she will sustain another femur fracture (Lawyersandsettlements.com).
Those that have experienced these fractures have the right to pursue compensation. Weitz & Luxenberg wants to help individuals in this pursuit. Contact us today for a free legal consultation concerning your Fosamax case.
Merck prepares for lawsuits
A fund of $48 million has now been set aside for lawsuits brought against Merck & Co (the manufacturer of Fosamax). There have been so many cases against this company, that they created this fund to help handle them all.
Merck & Co. is still not willing to recall their drug Fosamax despite numerous research studies, health care providers’ testimonials, case reports, and published articles stating that Fosamax causes life-threatening side-effects. In a recent lawsuit, a woman was awarded $8 million in compensation from Merck & Co. because she developed osteonecrosis of the jaw after years of taking Fosamax. Osteonecrosis of the jaw is a very rare and very serious condition whereby the jawbone dies inside the body. There is no cure and those who suffer from this condition experience severe pain and must endure lengthy, costly surgeries often involving the removable of the affected bone (MSNBC).
Hundreds of more cases are expected to go to trial. Weitz & Luxenberg can help those seriously injured by femur fractures caused by Fosamax pursue compensation for their losses.
Weitz & Luxenberg wants to help you understand your legal options
Weitz & Luxenberg wants to help you in your case. We can aid you in the process of filing a lawsuit and can pursue compensation for expenses such as:
- Surgery costs
- Hospital stays
- Medical treatment costs
- Specialist visits
- Any out-of-pocket expenses related to the injury
- General pain and suffering
The first step towards compensation for your injuries
The first step is to fill out the form on this page. Explain your case and then click the button to send the message. A Weitz & Luxenberg representative will be in touch with you shortly to go over your legal options. This legal consultation is free, and in no way binds you to our law firm. We can explain to you in a clear manner what would be the next best course of action to take.
The Weitz & Luxenberg Defective Medicines and Devices division is working hard at helping people receive financial compensation for their injuries. Fosamax has affected hundreds of people, and more are reporting injuries each day. You deserve to get compensated for the ordeal you went through, or are currently going through involving Fosamax.
Those that have sustained femur fractures as a result of taking Fosamax should contact Weitz & Luxenberg now. There is no need to wait. Simply fill out the form on this page, and you will be taking the first step towards financial compensation. Contact us today – we want to hear your case.