Merck Reaches Damages Agreement In Fosamax Lawsuit Filed By Plaintiff Who Suffered Jaw Decay

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While Fosamax femur fractures lawsuits against Merck continue to be filed, the company has entered into a damage award agreement with a plaintiff who claimed that taking Fosamax caused her to suffer osteonecrosis, or decay, of the jaw bone, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.

A Fosamax lawsuit filed by a woman who suffered from Fosamax jaw damage has reached a confidential damages agreement, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.* The plaintiff, Shirley Boles, first brought a claim against Merck & Co., manufacturer of the popular osteoporosis drug, in September 2009, alleging that the drug caused her to suffer from osteonecrosis of the jaw. The first Fosamax jaw lawsuit resulted in a mistrial. In a subsequent trial in June 2010, a jury awarded Boles $8 million in damages—which a judge later deemed excessive, and reduced to $1.5 million.** Rather than accepting the reduced amount, Boles sought a third trial which was set to begin this month. However, before the trial commenced, the parties reached a confidential damages agreement. The amount of damages has not been disclosed.

Fosamax Femur Fracture Lawsuits Filed Against Merck

In addition to Fosamax jaw decay lawsuits, Merck currently faces hundreds of Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits filed by patients who took the drug and sustained atypical femur fractures. The Fosamax lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filling cases in In re: Fosamax Litigation (No. 282 N.J. Super. Ct.), currently underway in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County before the Honorable Carol E. Higbee.

“Plaintiffs filing Fosamax lawsuits sustained these rare and unusual femur fractures from low impact, every day activities. They are suffering from pain and economic loss that might have been avoided if Merck had disclosed long-term risks of taking Fosamax,” said Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing clients who have been injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices.

The lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are actively filing cases on behalf of individuals who were allegedly injured as a result of taking Fosamax. Those who took Fosamax and sustained a femur fracture may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other injuries. Learn more by watching this Fosamax femur fracture video, or by visiting our website. Call a Fosamax lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today for a free case review: (877) 779-1414.

*law360.com/articles/379287/merck-strikes-damages-deal-in-fosamax-bellwether-case
**bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-04/merck-fosamax-verdict-reduced-to-1-5-million-from-8-million.html

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