Greg Coleman Law, a Knoxville injury law firm is seeking individuals who have been injured after taking the prescription drug Fosamax. Fosamax and its generic version, alendronate, belong to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates. The medication is generally prescribed to women who have osteoporosis and Paget's disease. Fosamax users are at an increased risk for spontaneous femur fractures. Greg Coleman Law is available to advise injured Tennessee residents on their legal rights. To learn more about Fosamax injury claims, please visit /fosamax-femur-fracture.html and complete the free case evaluation form.
Bisphosphonates are intended to strengthen brittle bones, but recent studies suggest that these drugs may actually carry serious side effects. Many Fosamax users began to complain about suffering unusual femur (thigh bone) fractures upon using the drug. After many complaints about spontaneous femur fractures, the FDA requested that bisphosphonate manufacturers send any reports about femur fractures to them in 2008. In 2010, the FDA warned the public that long term use of bisphosphonates may cause atypical femur fractures. The FDA now requires all drug manufacturers to include warnings on their labels, alerting consumers of the possible risk of femur fractures in long-term users.
In 2011, The Journal of the American Medical Association published an article that found women who were treated with bisphosphonates for five years or longer were at increased risk for thigh bone fractures. Physicians began seeing patients that have taken bisphosphonates for a long period of time sustain thigh bone fractures from doing everyday activities like walking down the stairs or low energy exercise. Physicians thought this was very unusual since the femur bone is one of the strongest bones in the body.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a Fosamax femur fracture, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses and other losses, according to the law firms website. Greg Coleman Law can advise Tennessee residents about filing a Fosamax lawsuit.