Injuries and Damages Caused by Osteoporosis Treatment
Fosamax was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1995 as an effective treatment for osteoporosis, Paget’s disease of bone, and other bone conditions. Part of the drug class known as bisphosphonates, Fosamax claimed to work by boosting bone density and slowing the body’s natural process of bone breakdown. Contrary to these claims, however, studies found that Fosamax contributes to bone degeneration.
Since it was first introduced in 1995, Fosamax has been the target of widespread scrutiny and numerous warnings from the FDA which claimed Merck & Co., Fosamax’s manufacturer, overstated the benefits and minimized the risks associated with the drug. As more reports of adverse health effects and injuries came in from users of the medication, researchers have found links between the use of Fosamax and a number of conditions, including:
- Unusual bone breaks (including femur fractures)
- Esophageal cancer
- Chronic irregular heartbeat
- Osteonecrosis of the jaw
If you or your loved one has suffered any type of adverse health reaction after using Fosamax, especially after long periods of use, then you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim with Balzarini & Watson for your physical, emotional, and/or financial damages.
Thousands of Victims Seek Compensation from Merck & Co.
In recent years, the FDA has issued several warnings to consumers regarding the risks associated with Fosamax. As a result, thousands of injured victims have stepped forward to make their voices heard and ensure that Merck & Co., one of the nation’s largest pharmaceutical corporations, is held responsible for pushing their unsafe medication onto the market.
How a Pittsburgh Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
By working with an experienced Pittsburgh personal injury lawyer from our firm, you can obtain the proven representation you need to achieve justice and recover full and fair compensation through the legal system. Equipped with extensive experience and resources and a proven record of success handling product liability cases, our legal team is prepared to fight aggressively on your behalf during settlement negotiations or trial.
Know your rights! Contact Balzarini & Watson today at 866-316-2111
Balzarini & Watson fields a team of Pittsburgh’s Top Rated Lawyers® who each bring decades of experience and various specializations to our practice. Drawing from these attributes, our firm has managed to earn considerable recognition throughout the local and legal communities and has successfully recovered more than $300 million in compensation on behalf of the victims and families we represent. What does this mean for local Pittsburgh residents in need of legal representation? Simply put, our legal team has proven that we consistently deliver the results our clients need, regardless of the legal complexities or opponents involved.
We encourage anyone interested in learning more about filing a Fosamax personal injury claim to schedule a case evaluation with a member of our legal team to discuss the merits of your claim and the ways in which our firm can help. Contact Balzarini & Watson today.