Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuit Bellwether Trial Starts, Alonso Krangle Comments

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A second Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit trial started in New Jersey on April 9 after the first Fosamax lawsuit ended in a mistrial due to the plaintiff developing medical complications unrelated to the case. Alonso Krangle believes this bellwether Fosamax lawsuit will provide insight as to how Merck will attempt to defend itself against claims that it failed to adequately warn doctors and the public about the drug’s risks.

To discuss a potential Fosamax lawsuit or Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuit claim with one of the compassionate Fosamax lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, FightForVictims.com

To discuss a potential Fosamax lawsuit or Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuit claim with one of the compassionate Fosamax lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191

To discuss a potential Fosamax lawsuit or Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuit claim with one of the compassionate Fosamax lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, FightForVictims.com

Alonso Krangle comments that a Fosamax lawsuit is scheduled to start trial today in New Jersey federal court after a similar case suddenly ended in a mistrial less than one month ago. The previous mistrial was due to the plaintiff developing medical complications unrelated to her lawsuit. As a result, this case (Case No. 3:11-cv-05304) will serve as the bellwether Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit, as it will be the test case indicating how Merck will attempt to defend itself in similar Fosamax femur fracture side effect lawsuits against allegations that the use of the osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused a weakening of the leg bones and, therefore, contributed to the plaintiff’s serious leg, femur fracture. [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-03/merck-s-fosamax-on-trial-again-after-first-case-halted.html

According to Alonso Krangle, this bellwether case will also provide insight as to potential damages that could be awarded in future Fosamax lawsuits. As part of Fosamax federal multidistrict litigation, this Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit, as well as all subsequent complaints related to Fosamax and broken legs, will be heard in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey, with Judge Joel Pisano presiding.

Fosamax Litigation: Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits And Other Fosamax Lawsuits
Alonso Krangle’s defective drug attorneys are dedicated to standing up for victims’ rights and holding even the largest corporations, accountable for their potentially dangerous medications. We offer free Fosamax femur fracture lawsuit evaluations to those who have sustained serious injuries, such as femur fractures and jaw injuries, that could be linked to the use of Fosamax and other bisphosphonates. To discuss a potential Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuit claim with one of the compassionate Fosamax lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, FightForVictims.com.

Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuit Bellwether Trial
According to court documents associated with this case, the plaintiff had regularly been taking Fosamax for seven years (since 2002). In April 2009, the plaintiff was bending over to pick something up when she fell in her driveway, which caused her to break her right femur (thigh bone). The serious leg injury ultimately required surgery and the implantation of a rod and screws. While the plaintiff’s lawyers will be arguing that the use of Fosamax played a role in causing the serious leg fracture, attorneys for Merck will likely be contending that the plaintiff’s fracture is a common injury that people with osteoporosis sustain. [http://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2013/04/merck_trial_over_fosamax_gets.html

Merck Facing Over 3000 Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuit
According to court documents, Merck is facing more than 3,300 Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits and approximately 1,230 Fosamax lawsuits alleging that the drug caused serious jaw injuries. (In re: Fosamax Litigation, No. 282, N.J. Super. Ct) Merck is named also as a defendant in 850 Fosamax femur fracture cases that have been filed in a federal multidistrict litigation established in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. (In re: Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation (No. II) - MDL No. 2243) In Orange County, California, another 420 Fosamax lawsuits are pending, according to Bloomberg. Merck is the second-largest drug manufacturer in the U.S, with sales of Fosamax alone exceeding $3 billion annually up until 2008 when patent protection of the drug ended.
[bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-12/merck-hid-fosamax-s-bone-weakening-risks-lawyer-contends.html]

Despite Fosamax’s popularity, however, some studies have linked the use of Fosamax to serious risks of bone fractures in patients. Specifically, in September 2010, the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research published a study in which researchers found that up to 94 percent of patients in the study who had atypical femur fractures were also taking a bisphosphonate-based medication, like Fosamax, and that most of these patients had been taking the drug for at least five years. [http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-08/merck-starts-fresh-trial-on-fosamax-broken-leg-claims.html

About Alonso Krangle LLP And Filing A Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuit Or Other Fosamax Lawsuit
Andres Alonso and David Krangle, attorneys with almost 40 years of collective legal experience, have focused their law practice on handling 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. Alonso Krangle LLP is headquartered in Long Island, New York, with offices in New York City, and New Jersey. To discuss a potential Fosamax lawsuit or Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuit claim with one of the compassionate Fosamax lawyers at Alonso Krangle LLP, please contact us at 1-800-403-6191 or visit our website, FightForVictims.com.

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, FightForVictims.com.

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