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Fosamax is an osteoporosis medication most often prescribed to men and women with osteoporosis, as well as to women who are at risk for osteoporosis. Fosamax is supposed to treat and prevent bone weakness, but the drug has been linked to an increased risk of femur fracture.
At the Yost Legal Group in Baltimore, Maryland, we will review the details of your case at no cost to you. If you have experienced a femur fracture after taking Fosamax, you may have a legal claim.
Fosamax and Femur Fractures
Fosamax has been linked to femur fractures. One of the biggest and strongest bones in your body, your femur is the large bone in your thigh that extends from your hip to your knee.
Normally, femurs are broken in car accidents or other situations in which there is a great deal of trauma to the bone. People taking Fosamax have reported femur fractures resulting from very light activity, such as walking down stairs.
A femoral fracture is a serious injury. Recovering from a femur fracture will not only be an emotional and stressful situation, it may also require:
- Surgery to repair
- At least 30 days missed from work
- Substantial amount of lost wages
- 3 to 4 months absent from work if your job requires you to be on your feet (crutches have to be used for up to 12 weeks)
In addition to femoral fractures, this defective drug has been linked to:
- Jawbone disease
- Musculoskeletal pain
Fosamax FDA Warning
Merck is the pharmaceutical company that makes Fosamax. In 2008, the FDA requested information from Merck regarding the drug’s link to fractures. It took Merck more than a year after that to include femur fractures in the list of possible side effects.
Both the FDA and Merck maintain that there is no relationship between Fosamax and the risk of femur fractures. Many believe that these entities have not done enough to warn both doctors and patients about the risk of femoral fractures caused by Fosamax use.
If you have taken Fosamax and have a broken femur, the Baltimore, Maryland defective drug lawyers at the Yost Legal Group will review your case, free of charge. Please contact the Yost Legal Group today.
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