Fosamax Side Effects and Injuries
If you or someone you love was prescribed Fosamax and subsequently suffered from serious side effects, you may have grounds for a lawsuit against the manufacturer. A personal injury attorney at our law firm may be able to help you in filing a claim or lawsuit to seek financial damages for your injuries.
We take on cases throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding areas, and your initial consultation is free. Fosamax may be linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw, which is a serious and possibly fatal bone disease. In fact, a class action lawsuit was filed against Merck, the manufacturer of Fosamax, in 2006. This lawsuit alleged that Merck knew of the risks of osteonecrosis and tried to hide this fact.
About the Osteoporosis Drug Fosamax
Fosamax (generic name alendronate) is a popular drug prescribed for osteoporosis, a bone disease most often occurring in women after menopause, wherein the bones become porous and are therefore weakened and may break easily and heal slowly. Osteoporosis may also lead to curvature of the spine if the vertebrae collapse. Fosamax, marketed by Merck & Co., is prescribed to help prevent and treat osteoporosis by decreasing the activity of the cells that break down bones in the body.
It is estimated that approximately ten million people throughout the U.S. are currently taking Fosamax. With over three decades of legal experience to apply to your case, the attorneys at Pacific Attorney Group are here to help you with your Fosamax injury case. We are experienced in all types of drug injury claims as they relate to dangerous and defective drugs, and an attorney at our firm will be happy to offer you a complimentary consultation to discuss your particular matter.