Millions of Americans take bisphosphonates to strengthen their brittle bones. The prescription drug, Fosamax is one of the most popular bisphosphonates on the market. Numerous patients that have been prescribed Fosamax or its generic alendronate have suffered from spontaneous femur (thigh bone) fractures. If you have taken Fosamax and have sustained a femur fracture, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Loss Wages
- Pain and suffering
Contact a North Carolina Fosamax attorney today to discuss your legal options
Fosamax Thigh Bone Fractures
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public that the consumption of bisphosphonates can cause atypical femur fractures in 2010. The FDA now requires that all bisphosphonate labels warn patients about the possible risk of femur fractures in long-term users.
A 2011 article published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, found that women who are treated with bisphosphonates for 5 years or more were at increased risks for thigh bone fractures. Physicians are finding that patients who take bisphosphonates for an extended period of time are sustaining femur fractures from doing everyday activities, such as walking down the steps or low-energy exercise. This was surprising discovery for doctors since the thigh bone is one of the strongest bones in the body, and does not break easily.
Contact a North Carolina Fosamax Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been injured from taking Fosamax, you may be eligible to file a Fosamax lawsuit. Lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies can be difficult to try. Lewis & Keller has the experience and resources to assist North Carolina residents with their Fosamax injury claims. Contact us today for a free and confidential case review.
It is likely that we will associate another law firm more experienced in defective drug and product liability claims to assist us in prosecuting your claim, all at no additional cost to you.