Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawyers
Our Fosmax lawyers are filing lawsuits for Femur faracture from Fosmax.
Fosamax (alendronate) is a part of the class of bisphosphonates. Fosamax alters the cycle of bone formation and breakdown in the body. Fosamax slows bone loss while increasing bone mass, which may prevent bone fractures.
Fosamax is used in men and women to treat or prevent osteoporosis that is caused by menopause or by taking steroids. Fosamax is also used to increase bone mass in men who have osteoporosis, and to treat Paget's disease of the bone in men and women.
However, Fosamax has been a central focus of lawsuits. Fosamax has been linked to a number of severe side effects that has required many revisions of the Fosamax Warning label. These side effects have brought about a wide range of Fosamax lawsuits. Fosamax has been shown to cause Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Injury, Femur Fractures, and Severe Musculoskeletal Pain.
FDA Issues Fosamax Warning
On Oct. 13, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Fosamax safety about the risk of atypical femur fractures. The victims of Fosamax are mostly post menapausal women who lose bo have osteoporosis due to loss of estrogen. Fosamax has caused what it was prescibed to help, femur fractures.
Reports from the Hospital for Special Surgery and Columbia University Medical Center have reported that Fosamax changes bone remodeling in an unknown manner and may contribute to Fosamax Femur Fractures. Many medical journals have reported Femur faractures from Fosamax. According to the geriatric social worker who runs the helpline" Our concern is with the elderly who have been prescibed Fosamax. Femur fractures heal slower as we age and usually require long periods of rehabilitation and physical therapy."
The femur is one of the largest, and strongest bones in the body. The femur is the thigh bone. The femur extends from the hip joint down to the knee joint. Because the femur is such a strong bone, it can take tremendous force to cause a femur fracture. Spontaneous femur bone fractures are extremely unusual and serious for anyone but, especially serious for older women."
For the most part Femur fractures are caused by extremely high impact accidents like car accidents or Falls from a height although they can happen to the fragile elderly from a fall.
It is interesting to note that womwn may also have bone that is weakened by osteoporosis thae exact medical condition Fosamax was to help.
Femur fractures include:
- Hip Fractures
- Femoral Neck Fractures
- Intertrochanteric Femur Fractures
Femur fractures almost always require surgery and long periods of rehabilitation and Physical therapy. Sometimes they result in a length variatopn due the a potential hip rotation during surgery and cam lead to poor balance. In some cases the pre- fracture level of functioning does not return completely.
Fosamax MDL Update
All Fosamax lawsuits alleging that the victim sustained an atypical femur fracture as a result of taking the bisphosphonate Fosamax, can also include victims who took similar medications such as Reclast or Boniva as long as they did, in fact, take Fosamax.
If you a family member or someone you are a caregiver for has a spontaneous femur fracture and is on one of these medications contact our Fosamax Helpline to find out if you can be included in the current Fosamax litigation underway.
Current Fosamax News
A U.S. District Court judge has ordered hundreds of Fosamax lawsuits returned to the state courts and out of the MDL.Judge John Keenan ordered that 200 Fosamax cases a month be returned to the state courts where they were filed.