Update: Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits Moving Forward
The Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits currently pending before Judge Carol E. Higbee in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County are progressing. Recently, Judge Carol E. Higbee, who is presiding over the consolidated Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits, established a tentative plan of action, in which she hopes to try a group, or at the very least, one of the Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits next spring. In the meantime, discovery is underway and the Fosamax lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filing Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits on behalf of clients who suffered atypical femur fractures, which is just one of several harmful Fosamax side effects.
Allegations In Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits
The Fosamax lawyers at our firm believe that Merck, the manufacturer of the bisphosphonate, failed to warn consumers about the harmful Fosamax side effects and that Fosamax was defectively designed, making it unsafe for consumer use. Additionally, the Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits allege that Merck breached warranties to consumers and purchasers by manufacturing, marketing, packaging, labeling and selling the bisphosphonate with the increased risk of suffering Fosamax side effects, without warning or disclosing such risks on the packaging and labeling to both consumers and physicians.
Although No Fosamax Recall Issued, FDA Panel Expected To Evaluate Fosamax Side Effects
In addition to a wave of recent studies which continue to expose the severity of Fosamax side effects, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has also added new warnings to the drug’s labeling regarding the risk of Fosamax femur fractures. Although the FDA has not issued a Fosamax recall, the agency recently announced that an advisory committee will meet on September 9, 2011 to review whether long-term bisphosphonate use puts patients at an increased risk for sustaining Fosamax femur fractures as well as other Fosamax side effects. Given the increased media attention and ongoing FDA investigation, Fosamax lawyers are reviewing and filing Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits on behalf of individuals who were injured as a result of taking the medication.
Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits
If you or a loved one sustained a Fosamax femur fracture as a result of using the medication, you may be able to file a Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit seeking compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and more.
Contact one of our Fosamax lawyers today for a free and confidential Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit evaluation. The Fosamax lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP have extensive litigation experience, and have recovered billions of dollars for their clients. In addition to being staunch advocates for your claim, our Fosamax lawyers also provide personal attention to guide you through the complex litigation process.