Charleston, IL Fosamax Attorneys
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Fosamax (alendronic acid) is a drug prominently prescribed to post-menopausal women and men with osteoporosis, a condition in which the bones become thin, weak, and break easily. It is also prescribed to treat osteoporosis in men and women taking corticosteroids, a type of medication that can cause osteoporosis, and to treat Paget's disease, a condition in which the bones are soft, weak, and may be deformed.
If you took Fosamax and experienced side effects such as femur fracture, osteonecrosis of the jaw, musculoskeletal pain, or other injuries, The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm may be able to help. Our Charleston, IL Fosamax injury lawyers have extensive experience litigating cases involving dangerous drugs and medical devices, and we are prepared to see how we can fight for you.
Side Effects Caused by Fosamax
Recent medical studies have associated Fosamax with fractures of the femur, the large bone in the thigh. These fractures occur in the bone just below the hip joint and can be extremely painful.
Recent medical studies have also associated Fosamax with a condition known as osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ. ONJ occurs when the bone in the jaw dies or does not heal. It can result in soft tissue swelling, pain, infection, loose teeth, and exposed bones.
Fosamax and other bisphosphonate drugs have also been related to such medical conditions as:
- Esophageal cancer
- Atrial fibrillation
- Severe musculoskeletal pain
Free Fosamax Consultation
Fosamax can present severe risks for those using it to treat their osteoporosis. If you or a loved one has been prescribed Fosamax, and have suffered from a fracture of the femur, jaw deterioration, or any of the other problems listed above, put a powerful team in your corner. Our Charleston, IL Fosamax attorneys may be able to assist you in filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of this dangerous drug, helping you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, and possibly much more.
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