Fosamax lawyers are personal injury attorneys who are committed to helping those victimized by serious Fosamax side effects win compensation for their injuries, permanent disabilities, lost wages, pain, and suffering. A skilled Fosamax attorney will be able to navigate you through the complex legal system to help you win the monetary award you deserve. He or she will also be highly familiar with the history of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings and the known side effects associated with Fosamax.
Produced by Merck and first FDA approved in 1995, Fosamax (generically Alendronate) is an osteoporosis medication that has been found to cause the following serious side effects:
- heart arrhythmia
- femur fractures
- ulcers in the esophagus
- osteonecrosis of the jaw (“ONJ” or dead jaw), an incurable condition marked by the breakdown of the jaw bone, namely the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
- Steven-Johnson’s Syndrome (SJS) and Toxic Epidermal Necrosis (TEN) are conditions in which the epidermis (the top layer of skin) detaches from the dermis (the lower layer of skin). SJS and TEN may also cause severe inflammation of the body’s mucous membranes, such as those located in the eyes, nose, mouth and genitals. TEN is a far more severe manifestation of SJS in that its symptoms affect between 10 to 30 percent of the body (symptoms of SJS affect less than 10 percent of the body).
While some of these side effects, such as SJS or heart arrhythmia are highly treatable if caught early enough, TEN and ONJ can be deadly if they are not caught, diagnosed, and treated in their early stages.
When to See a Fosamax Lawyer
Should Fosamax patients develop any of the above-mentioned side effects, they should seek immediate medical care, and, once their health is no longer stable, consult with a Fosamax attorney for a free evaluation of their case. During an initial meeting with Fosamax attorneys, prospective plaintiffs can get advice regarding whether an individual or class action Fosamax lawsuit is better suited to their circumstances and needs.
Fosamax lawyers have filed more than 900 lawsuits against Merck, and this number is expected to continue increasing as public awareness of serious Fosamax side effects sparks an increasing number of injured Fosamax patients to stand up for their legal rights and entitlements.
If you or a loved one have used Fosamax and suffered from any side effect including ONJ, TMJ, SJS, or TEN, you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.