Melville, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
Attorneys Andres Alonso and David Krangle, founding partners of Alonso Krangle LLP, a national law firm focused on fighting for the rights of serious personal injury victims, are investigating potential Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit claims on behalf of Fosamax (alendronate sodium) users who have suffered serious side effects, including atypical femur (thigh) fractures. Recently, an analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) by researchers with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) found little benefit from the long-term use of bisphosphonates (longer than five years). According to the study, long-term use of Fosamax and similar drugs has raised questions because of their potential association with serious side effects, including atypical thigh fractures or femur fractures. [nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1202619]
Alonso Krangle LLP is currently offering free Fosamax lawsuit evaluations to anyone who experienced a Fosamax femur fracture side effect while using Fosamax or another bisphosphonates. Other medications currently being investigated include:
To discuss a potential lawsuit claim with one of the experienced and compassionate Fosamax side effects lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.FightForVictims.com.
Fosamax was the first and the most popular bisphosphonate medication in the United States. It was brought to market by Merck in 1995, and generated over $3 billion in annual sales before it became available as a generic in 2008. Fosamax and other bisphosphonates are used treat bone disorders, such as osteoporosis and Paget’s disease. [bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=abd4hrVfB7q0]
According to Alonso Krangle LLP, Fosamax and other bisphosphonates have been the subject of mounting safety concerns in recent years. In October 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) directed the makers of Fosamax and other bisphosphonates used to treat osteoporosis to add information to the “Warnings and Precautions” section of the drugs’ labels describing the risk of atypical thigh fractures associated with long-term use of bisphosphonates. [fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm229009.htm]
Most recently, a study published online in the Archives of Internal Medicine confirmed the link between atypical femur fractures and bisphosphonate use. The study, which was published in May 2012, reported that the association between bisphosphonate treatment and the occurrence of atypical femur fractures is highly likely, and that the duration of bisphosphonate treatment significantly correlates with the rising risk. [archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?doi=10.1001/archinternmed.2012.1827]
Hundreds of women throughout the country who have taken Fosamax for osteoporosis have filed Fosamax femur fractures lawsuits alleging use of the drug caused femur fractures. Lawsuits involving alleged Fosamax side effects have been designated a mass tort in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division, Atlantic County, (In re: Fosamax Litigation (No. 282 NJ. Super. Ct.) before the Honorable Judge Carol Higbee. Additional Fosamax lawsuits are pending in a multidistrict litigation in U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey before the Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr. (MDL No. 2243).
Alonso Krangle LLP offers free lawsuit evaluations to any Fosamax user who suffered a Fosamax femur fracture side effect that could be associated with long-term use of this drug. To discuss a potential claim with one of the experienced and compassionate Fosamax femur fracture lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website http://www.fightforvictims.com.
About Alonso Krangle LLP
Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on the handling of significant personal injury cases, defective drug and medical device litigation, construction site accidents, nursing home abuse, medical negligence, qui tam/whistleblower actions and consumer fraud cases. A national law firm representing injured victims throughout the U.S., Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and plans to open additional locations in New Jersey.
For more information about Alonso Krangle or to join the fight and be a part of our team, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, http://www.FightForVictims.com.
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