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Bisphosphonate Osteoporosis Drug Injury Help

If you took Fosamax and suffered from an atypical fracture or broken femur, your femur fracture may have been the result of Fosamax weakening your bones’ strength, even if your bone density has increased.  Another potential Fosamax injuries is osteonecrosis of the jaw ("ONJ" or "Dead Jaw").

In order to determine whether you have a Fosamax lawsuit, you need to contact a Fosamax lawsuit attorney and discuss the specifics of your potential claim.  You can contact the Spangenberg Law Firm by completing the short contact form to the right, or by calling us toll-free at 1-877-696-3303.  All conversations are free, and confidential.  We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means no out-of-pocket expenses to you.  If we don't win you an award, you do not have a bill; we take on those losses.

There is a statute of limitations clock running on any potential claim, which can prevent you from filing a claim if you haven't preserved your rights.  (what is a statute of limitations?)  You can always call 1-877-696-3303 to discuss whether you or a loved one may have a claim--but don't delay or you may miss the time in which you are allowed to file.

If you have taken Fosamax or its generic form Alendronate and believe you have been injured as a result, contact us now for a free, confidential Fosamax case evaluation by filling out the form to the right or by calling us toll free at 1-877-696-3303.  We will help you determine if you have a Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit, or a Fosamax lawsuit based on the other types of potential Fosamax injuries.  Long term use of bisphosphonate osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, Boniva, Reclast, and others has been linked to weakened bones--contact us now if you have been on these drugs for three years (or less if IV-injected) and suffered from a femur fracture!  These Fosamax side effects can be life threatening.

What is Fosamax?

Fosamax (alendronate sodium) has been prescribed to millions of people in the United States.  Fosamax was approved by the FDA in 1995 for treatment of osteoporosis.  Many bisphosphonate users are given the drug for years, and studies now suggest that long-term use of osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax may increase the risk of low-energy bone fractures.  These low-impact Fosamax bone break injuries commonly involve the thigh bone (or “femur”).  Bisphosphonates such as Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium), Zometa (Zoledronate), Didronel (Etidronate), Aredia (Pamidronate), Actonel (Risedronate), and Boniva (Ibandronate) are commonly used to treat, prevent, and even reverse bone loss associated with osteoporosis, chemotherapy, and other bone loss disorders.

While Fosamax is prescribed to treat osteoporosis and reduce the risk of hip fractures and long bone fractures, the mechanism of action, which prevents bone “turn-over” or resorption, may render Fosamax users more vulnerable to certain types of fractures as Fosamax side effects. In addition to the low-energy femur fractures associated with Fosamax side effects, users have also reported deterioration of the bone in the jaw, hip, knees and shoulders.  Contact a Fosamax injury attorney now.  You can contact the Spangenberg Law Firm by completing the short contact form to the right, or by calling us toll-free at 1-877-696-3303.  All conversations are free, and confidential.

Fosamax or Alendronate sodium is an osteoporosis drug widely used by post-menopausal women suffering from osteopenia or osteoporosis.

Why is There a Lawsuit Involving Fosamax and Femur Fractures?

The femur, or thigh bone, is a very strong and critically important bone that does not break under normal conditions without very serious force, such as a serious car accident.  An atypical femur fracture describes the type of low-impact fracture that has occurred with alarming frequency in Fosamax patients.  Many news agencies, including ABC News, have reported on the alarming rate of Fosamax patients who have taken Fosamax for an extended period suffer femur fractures (or "femoral fractures").  Medical studies confirm the link between extended Fosamax use and femur fractures.  If you are a current or former Fosamax patient who has suffered a major bone fracture such as a femoral fracture, contact our Fosamax femoral fracture attorneys today for a no-cost evaluation.

When Did Fosamax Femur Fracture Side Effects Become Known?

A 2008 study published in the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma found a femur fracture pattern that was 98% specific to users of Fosamax .  The study reviewed 70 low-energy femur fractures that were typically caused by falls from a standing height or less. A 2009 Journal of Bone and Mineral Research report highlighted femur fractures suffered by a Fosamax patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, who took the drug for eight years.  The report found that the patient had an imbalance between bone resorption and bone formation at the site of a rare femur fracture known as a spontaneous bilateral subtrochanteric/diaphyseal fracture, suggesting that the broken bones may be connected to the long-term use of Fosamax.

Fosamax’s manufacturer, Merck Pharmaceuticals, already faces many hundreds of lawsuits over a condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). The Fosamax ONJ lawsuits have been consolidated and centralized into a multi-district litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Fosamax osteonecrosis of the jaw can cause deterioration or decay of the jaw due to reduced blood flow.

In order to determine whether you have a Fosamax lawsuit, you need to contact a Fosamax lawsuit attorney and tell us your unique story.  You can contact the Spangenberg Law Firm by calling us toll-free at 1-877-696-3303--free and confidential--or by completing the no-obligation form to the right on this screen.  Any lawsuit would be on a contingency-fee basis, which means zero out-of-pocket expenses to you.

What Can I Do if I Think I've Suffered From Fosamax Side Effects?

If you took Fosamax and suffered from an atypical fracture or broken femur, your femur fracture may have been the result of Fosamax weakening your bones’ strength, even if your bone density has increased.  You can click here to contact a Fosamax injury attorney now via secure web form, or call 1-877-696-3303.  We have attorneys standing by to discuss your potential case, or to help with a loved one. 

Contact a Fosamax Fracture Lawsuit Attorney

We provide free, confidential case review to help you determine if you have a Fosamax fracture or femoral fracture lawsuit.  Contact us today to have your case reviewed.

Don't Delay: The Statute of Limitations Clock May Be Running

Every legal case has a "Statute of Limitations," or period of time after which you are no longer able to file suit.  This is called being "time barred": the time you waiting to file suit was too long, and you cannot file suit. 

Because each state has its own statute of limitations covering Fosamax fracture lawsuits, and because each state has its own set of possible exceptions and extensions of this time, you need to consult with a qualified Fosamax fracture lawsuit attorney today to ensure your rights are protected.  Do not delay!

National Law Practice Focusing on Dangerous Drugs

Fosamax was prescribed to women across the country, and you want an experienced, national law firm to help you take on Big Pharma. 

Contact our Fosamax Injury Attorneys today for a free, no-cost consultation.  All you have to do is complete the short questionnaire form to the right, top of this screen.  We will help you determine whether you have a case and, if so, how to protect your rights.

Our attorneys have a national practice when it comes to pharmaceutical litigation, so contact us now regardless of where you are calling from!

Bisphosphonate lawsuits consolidated into multidistrict litigation

In 2011, Fosamax lawsuits were filed by women who claim that the drug caused them to suffer low-impact femur fractures. These cases were consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey before Garrett E. Brown for pretrial proceedings. Now, lawsuits filed by women who have taken a combination of Fosamax and Boniva®, Fosamax® and Reclast®, or other combinations of bone strengthening drugs have been added to the Fosamax multidistrict litigation (MDL).

Fosamax femur fracture cases selected for pretrial discovery

Lawyers involved in Fosamax litigation have agreed to select 33 Fosamax femur fracture cases for early trial. According to an order issued last week by U.S. District Judge Garrett E. Brown, a telephone conference has been scheduled for November 22, 2011 to discuss and finalize the parties’ selection of bellwether cases, which will be used to gauge the relative strengths and weaknesses of all the Fosamax femur fracture cases.

Should I Stop Taking Bisphosphonates?

Research has suggested that people who take bisphosphonates--common osteoporosis medications like Fosamax and Boniva--for more than three years are at an increased risk of femur fractures and other related weak-bone injuries.  Does that mean you should stop taking this type of drug if . . .

What is a Statute of Limitations?

A "Statute of Limitations" is a state law (or set of laws) that limits the amount of time in which a person may file a lawsuit.  The time varies depending on the type of lawsuit claim, and from state-to-state.  Think of it as a clock, counting down the time in which you can file a particular type of lawsuit.  The "clock" usually starts running from the time when you have a cause of action.  For example, in an injury case, it may start running when the injury occurs.

What is a Contingency Fee?

When you buy most services, you pay for them up front, or you pay for them after the service is rendered.  Our attorneys pursue Fosamax injury lawsuits on a "contingency fee" system.  "Contingent" just means "may or may not happen," and in this case, that refers to whether or not you win your case and pay your attorneys.  This  means that you only pay for the cost of the lawsuit if you win.  The fee payment is contingent on you winning the case.  [ . . . ]