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Maryland woman claims Fosamax caused multiple femur fractures

Filed July 26th, 2012 Laurie

A Maryland woman claims taking the osteoporosis drug Fosamax resulted in her suffering multiple femur fractures.

A lawsuit has been filed on her behalf in Superior Court of New Jersey alleging the drug is responsible for making her femur bones brittle and fracturing. She had been taking the popular bisphosphonate drug to stem the effects of osteoporosis, namely bone loss.

The woman is being represented in her lawsuit by the national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP. The firm represents a growing number of women who’ve suffered similar setbacks after taking a bisphosphonate drug, specifically Fosamax, and suffered a serious bone fracture, mostly of the femur bone, one of the most difficult to break in the human body.

The Maryland woman says she started taking Fosamax in 2002 as a treatment for osteoporosis. During that time, she suffered two femur fractures, one to each leg. The most recent fracture occurred in July 2009, when she suffered a break of her left femur.

It was not until later 2010 that the Food and Drug Administration warned about the risk of atypical femur fractures associated with taking bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax for long periods of time and at high doses. At that time, the safety labels of these drugs were updated to indicate that risk.

The lawsuit was filed against Merck & Co. and other companies associated with Fosamax and claims the company failed to warn of the risk of femur fractures associated with the drug.

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