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Fosamax Thigh Bone Fractures
In 2010, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public that the consumption of bisphosphonates can cause atypical femur fractures. The FDA now requires that all drug manufacturers include the possible link between bisphosphonates use and thigh bone fractures in the warning section on the drug labels.
A 2011 article published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who are treated with bisphosphonates for 5 years or longer were at increased risks for thigh bone fractures. Doctors are finding that patients who take bisphosphonates for a long period of time are sustaining femur fractures from doing common activities like walking down the stairs or low-energy exercise. This was a particularly shocking discovery for doctors since the thigh bone is one of the strongest bones in the body.
Contact a Tennessee Fosamax Lawyer
If you or a loved one has sustained a personal injury from taking Fosamax, you may be able to file a Fosamax lawsuit. Lawsuits against drug manufacturers can become complicated, so you want an experienced attorney on your side. Our attorneys at Greg Coleman Law are not afraid to stand up to the big pharmaceutical companies. Contact us at our Knoxville, TN office to discuss your legal options.