Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)

Fosamax has been linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw (“ONJ” or “Dead Jaw”), in which inadequate blood supply to the jaw leads to death of the jaw bone.  ONJ has been linked to extended Fosamax use.  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 case evaluation.

As the Columbus Dispatch reported:

“[ONJ is] a condition in which the gums become painful and infected, exposing underlying areas of dead bone in the jaw.

“Dentists are finding ONJ in patients who take certain bone-strengthening drugs to fight cancer or osteoporosis, including Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel -- some of the most-prescribed medications on the market.

“In severe ONJ cases, the infections lead to chronic pain; decaying bone gives off a foul odor; eating is difficult.”

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Treatment for ONJ includes surgery to remove dead bone, antibiotics, and prescription-strength antiseptic mouthwash.  ONJ-related wounds can take years to heal, even with dental care and medical treatment.

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 case evaluation.  We will help you determine if you have a Fosamax lawsuit.  Someone from our office will be in personal contact with you shortly after you submit.  This process is confidential.

Remember, there is likely a statute of limitations clock running that will prevent you from filing a Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit if you wait too long.  We can help you determine what the time frame is, and help protect your right to fair compensation.  Contact us today.