Parker Waichman LLP is hearing from women on an almost daily basis who sustained life-changing injuries similar to those suffered by our plaintiffs after using Fosamax for years.
New York, New York (PRWEB) March 15, 2012
Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm representing people injured by defective drugs, has filed numerous lawsuits on behalf of women throughout the U.S. who allegedly suffered femur fractures due to their long-term use of Fosamax. According the firm, attorneys with Parker Waichman LLP filed a total of 36 Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits on March 5, 2012, in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Atlantic County, where lawsuits involving alleged Fosamax side effects have been designated a mass tort (In re: Fosamax Litigation (No. 282 NJ. Super. Ct.). All of the Fosamax lawsuits filed by Parker Waichman LLP in the New Jersey litigation name Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. f/k/a Merck & Co., Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. as Defendants, according to the firm.
Fosamax lawsuit plaintiffs being represented by Parker Waichman LLP include women from California, Massachusetts and Mississippi. The California Plaintiff used Fosamax from June 2, 2001 through March, 2009, and suffered a right Femur fracture on March 17, 2000 (Case. No. ATL-L-1734-12 MT). According to her lawsuit, the Mississippi Plaintiff used Fosamax from July 21, 2004 through November 8, 2007. She sustained a left femur fracture on November 8, 2007 (Case No. ATL-L-1639-12 MT). The Massachusetts Plaintiff alleges that her use of Fosamax from October 22, 2002 through April, 2011 caused her to suffer two left femur fractures, one on January 28, 2006, and another on April 22, 2011 (Case No. ATL-L-1720-12 MT).
All three lawsuits allege that, as a direct and proximate result of their long-term use of Fosamax, the Plaintiffs suffered severe mental and physical pain and suffering, and have and will continue to sustain permanent injuries and emotional distress, along with economic losses resulting from medical expenses and living-related expenses related to their new lifestyle. All of the Plaintiffs allege they would never have used Fosamax had the Defendants properly disclosed the risks associated with its long-term use. Their lawsuits seek compensatory, punitive and treble damages, as well as ascertainable economic losses, reimbursement of the cost of Fosamax, reimbursement for all past, present and future health and medical costs related to Fosamax per quod, and derivative damages on behalf of the plaintiffs.
Fosamax is an oral bisphosphonate, a class of drugs approved to treat bone disorders, including osteoporosis in post-menopausal women, and Paget's disease. Other oral bisphosphonates include the drugs Actonel, Boniva, Didronel and Skelid. Another class of bisphosphonates that are administered intravenously, including Aredia, Bonefos, and Zometa, are used to prevent fractures due to bone metastases in cancer patients. In October 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration asked the manufacturers of bisphosphonates used to treat osteoporosis, including Fosamax, to add information to the "Warnings and Precautions" section of the drugs’ labels describing the risk of atypical thigh fractures after a study linked long-term use of such drugs to this side effect. [fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm229009.htm]
"We look forward to the start of the first trials in the Fosamax litigation, tentatively scheduled for the fall," states Matthew McCauley, who as the leading attorney in the Bisphosphonate Litigation Group at Parker Waichman LLP, is currently investigating Fosamax, Actonel and Boniva related femur fracture. "Parker Waichman LLP is hearing from women on an almost daily basis who sustained life-changing injuries similar to those suffered by our plaintiffs after using Fosamax for years."
Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free legal consultations to victims of Fosamax side effects. If you or a loved experienced an atypical femur fracture and you believe Fosamax is to blame, please contact their office by visiting the firm’s Fosamax side effects page at http://www.yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636).
For more information regarding Fosamax side effects lawsuits and Parker Waichman LLP, please visit: http://www.yourlawyer.com or call 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636).
Parker Waichman LLP
Herb Waichman, Partner