Fosamax linked to femoral fractures and other injuries

Fosamax injuries include femoral fractures, esophageal (throat) cancer, osteonecrosis of the jaw, and heart damage.

The femur, or thigh bone, is a very strong and critically important bone that does not break under normal conditions without very serious force, such as a serious car accident.  An atypical femur fracture describes the type of low-impact fracture that has occurred with alarming frequency in Fosamax patients.  Many news agencies, including ABC News, have reported on the alarming rate of Fosamax patients who have taken Fosamax for an extended period suffer femur fractures (or "femoral fractures").  Medical studies confirm the link between extended Fosamax use and femur fractures.  If you are a current or former Fosamax patient who has suffered a major bone fracture such as a femoral fracture, contact our Fosamax femoral fracture attorneys today for a no-cost evaluation.

Esophageal Cancer

A recent study, published by the British Medical Journal, indicates that long-term users of Fosamax may face a double risk of esophageal (throat) cancer. Esophageal cancer is cancer that occurs in the esophagus--the tube that runs from the throat to the stomach.  Patients in the study who took the drug were exposed to throat cancer at an approximate rate of 2-in-1,000, versus the standard risk of 1-in-1,000.

Jaw Bone Fosamax Injuries

Osteonecrosis of the jaw, also referred to as “dead jaw,” is a type of bone disease that is linked to a temporary or permanent blood restriction to the affected bone(s) which results in death of bone tissue and an eventual collapse of the bone.  ONJ-Fosamax injuries may begin with pain or numbness in the jaw region, then progress to a loosening of the teeth, frequent infection of the area, and degradation of the jaw bone.

Heart Condition Fosamax Injuries (Atrial Fibrillation)

Use of Fosamax may also double women’s risk of developing the chronic heart condition known as atrial fibrillation, which causes a recurring irregular heartbeat. A recent report found that women taking Fosamax were at a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation than those not on Fosamax.

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 femur fracture lawsuit, evaluate statute of limitations issues, and help you preserve your rights to fair compensation.  




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