Rottenstein Law Group Disheartened by Merck’s Claim of Fifth Fosamax Court Victory

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New York, April 24, 2012. The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects of the drug Fosamax, is disheartened to learn that manufacturer Merck is claiming victory in a fifth lawsuit.

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In a press release dated April 18, Merck & Co., Inc, manufacturer of the embattled osteoporosis drug Fosamax, announced that “a state court jury in New Jersey found in [Merck’s] favor in the Sessner v. Merck case, rejecting the claims of a woman who blamed her jaw-related problems on her FOSAMAX use.”

"We believe the evidence showed the company acted properly, and that [Fosamax] did not cause the plaintiff's dental and jaw problems," said outside counsel for Merck, according to the release.

Judge Carol E. Higbee of the Superior Court for Atlantic County, N.J., presided over the trial (Docket No. ATL-L-3394-11-MT), the sixth Fosamax case to go to trial. Merck has won five of the six trials. Four trials were conducted as part of the federal multidistrict litigation proceedings before Judge John F. Keenan in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Despite being the most popular osteoporosis treatment medication on the market, Fosamax has been linked to several serious side effects. In 2004, researchers found a causal connection between Fosamax and osteonecrosis of the jaw, a condition where the jawbone dies due to a lack of blood supply. More recently, people have suffered low-impact femur fractures after falling from standing height or less. Evidence is building that taking Fosamax or similar medications for the treatment of osteoporosis causes a dramatic increase in risk of this particular kind of rare fracture to the thigh bone.

The Rottenstein Law Group urges anyone whose friend or relative has been prescribed Fosamax or another osteoporosis drug to reach out to that person and recommend that he or she consult a physician immediately and then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a Fosamax Lawsuit Information Center at http://www.fosamaxfemurfracturelawsuit.com. The site has features that allow for easy sharing, including links for automatic posting on Facebook and Twitter, specifically to enable visitors to spread the word about the dangers of Fosamax.

About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based law firm that represents clients in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein, who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients in consumer product injury, mass tort, and class action lawsuits in a compassionate manner. http://www.rotlaw.com
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Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.
1259 Veeder Drive
Hewlett NY 11557
(212) 933-9500 (office phone)
(212) 933-9980 (facsimile)
rochelle (at) rotlaw (dot) com
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