Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuit Filed Against Merck
In March 2011, Theresa Metz of Pennsylvania filed a Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit in the United States District Court of New Jersey for injuries sustained as a result of using Fosamax. Merck, the manufacturer of the bisphosphonate, is currently defending a number of lawsuits as a recent surge of evidence indicates a causal link between bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax, Boniva and Actonel and femur fractures. Bisphosphonates are normally prescribed to women suffering from osteoporosis. Similar to other lawsuits pending against the maker of Fosamax, Merck is currently defending against claims that it manufactured a defective product and failed to warn consumers about the risks associated with bisphosphonates. This latest Fosamax femur fracture product liability lawsuit alleges that the bisphosphonate caused Metz’s thigh bone to break while she was walking down the street. Due to the severity of her injuries, two titanium rods were inserted in her femur. Additionally, during surgery, she suffered respiratory failure, was placed in the intensive care unit and required a blood transfusion.
As the Dangers of Bisphosphonates are Exposed, Fosamax – Merck Face Increased Scrutiny
Recent research suggests that patients who use bisphosphonates for a prolonged period of time face an increased risk of sustaining a femur fracture. Specifically, those who use bisphosphonates for more than five years more than double their risk of sustaining a femur fracture. Currently, over 1,000 lawsuits have been filed by patients who took Fosamax. Merck is involved in litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the country. In addition to the femur fracture cases, additional lawsuits pending against the maker of Fosamax, Merck, involve claims that the bisphosphonate causes osteonecrosis of the jaw (“ONJ”).
File a Fosamax – Merck Femur Fracture Lawsuit
If a femur fracture occurred after using Fosamax, Merck could be liable for those injuries. If you or a loved one sustained a femur fracture as a result of bisphosphonate use, you may be able to file a 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 evaluation. The 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 injury lawyers also provide personal attention to guide you through the complex litigation process.