Fosamax is a class of drugs called bisphosphonates which is currently being prescribed to patients to treat bone diseases. The drugs manufacture Merck & Co. has yet to recall the product even though it is allegedly linked to a number of side effects.
A number of post-menopausal women are prescribed Fosamax if they are at risk of osteoporosis. A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that there was an increased risk of femoral shaft fractures.
Another Study found in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that the use of bisphosphonate drugs could triple the risk of femur fractures in patients who have used the prescription for five or more years.
Patients who have experienced these and other side effects may have a claim for compensation. To find out if you have a case you need to speak with a Fosamax lawyer. If you are in need of an attorney, please contact us today using our contact form.
Since 2003 there have been a number of reports that make a possible link between Fosamax and Osteonecrosis of the Jaw. With any medication, don't stop taking your prescription without first consulting with your doctor. Osteonecrosis means areas of dead bones. Osteonecrosis of the Jaw is when there are areas of dead bone in the jaw. If you feel that you have Osteonecrosis of the Jaw due to the use of Fosamax please consult with your doctor immediately.
If you have suffered from Fosamax side effects it may be in your best interest to consult with a Fosamax attorney who can help you receive a fair settlement. Let us help you by filling out our contact form. We are not attorneys but may be able to refer you to a skilled lawyer who can help you to receive a maximum settlement.
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