Fosamax Lawsuit Lawyer in Fargo
Fosamax is a drug that is used to treat osteoporosis. Since being introduced in late 1995, Fosamax has become the most extensively used oral bisphosphonate (a class of bone density loss prevention drug), taken by more than 20 million people. However, there are dangers associated with Fosamax, resulting in numerous Fosamax lawsuits against the manufacturer of the drug. If you or a loved one have been affected by fractures, broken bones, or other adverse side effects as a result of using Fosamax, call our Fargo Fosamax lawsuit lawyer at Solberg Stewart Miller today. We offer free case evaluations to all new clients.
The Problem with Fosamax
In October 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced bisphosphonate drug manufacturers would need to change their labels to specify the risks Fosamax may pose to patients taking bisphosphonates to treat osteoporosis. The label change reflected the risk of femur fractures or breaks of the thigh bone occurring to those using bisphosphonates.
The kinds of leg fractures of the thigh bone that have been linked to bisphosphonate use, including Fosamax, are unusual femur fractures; that is, fractures of the large bone in the upper leg. Often these fractures occur with little or no stress on the leg.
Fosamax has also been linked to many serious and often severe side effects, including esophageal cancer; inflammation of the throat, stomach, and esophagus; and bone, joint, and muscle pain. As early as 2001, Fosamax was also linked to osteonecrosis of the jaw, or ONJ. It is also referred to as “dead jaw syndrome.” Dentists and oral surgeons noticed during a patient’s dental work a correlation between teeth and jaw decay, as well as jawbone loss with bisphosphonate use.
When to File a Lawsuit
There are strict time deadlines, called statutes of limitations, which must be met in all such cases. If you have a Fosamax case but do not file and serve your lawsuit before the time deadline you will be forever barred from bringing such a case.
Fortunately, if you took Fosamax in North Dakota or Minnesota, the statute of limitations is longer than in some other states. Nevertheless, there are still strict deadlines in North Dakota and Minnesota and if you miss the deadline you cannot pursue your claim. Therefore, if you believe that you or your loved one may have a Fosamax claim because you took the drug and now suffer from serious problems, you should immediately contact an attorney.
Solberg Stewart Miller does not represent the manufacturer of Fosamax—rather, our firm is representing people injured by Fosamax. Solberg Stewart Miller is investigating and or pursuing “femur fracture” and “bad jaw” injury lawsuits in Fargo, North Dakota, and Minnesota as well as in other states.
There is no charge for an initial consultation with any Solberg Stewart Miller attorney regarding a potential Fosamax case. If we take your case, you pay nothing unless you make a recovery.
If you were on Fosamax and suffered a femur fracture or serious jaw injury such as ONJ, you may have a substantial claim.
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