We continue to hear from individuals who suffered debilitating femur fractures potentially associated with long-term use of Fosamax. We look forward to progress in both the state and federal litigations over the next year.
New York, New York (PRWEB) January 26, 2013
Fosamax lawsuits continue to move forward in the consolidated litigation underway in New Jersey Superior Court, Atlantic County, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. According to court records, the next status conference in the New Jersey litigation has been scheduled for February 21, 2013. The conference will begin at 10:00 a.m., according to the court’s calendar. (In re: Fosamax Litigation, No. 282, N.J. Super. Ct)
All of the Fosamax lawsuits pending in New Jersey allege the drug caused plaintiffs to suffer serious side effects, including atypical femur fractures. In addition to the consolidated Fosamax litigation now underway in New Jersey Superior Court, additional Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits are pending in a multidistrict litigation established in U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey (In re: Fosamax (Alendronate Sodium) Products Liability Litigation (No. II) - MDL No. 2243). According to court records, the first femur fracture trials in both the state and federal Fosamax litigations are expected to begin later this year.
“We continue to hear from individuals who suffered debilitating femur fractures potentially associated with long-term use of Fosamax. We look forward to progress in both the state and federal litigations over the next year,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The firm is currently offering free legal evaluations to alleged victims of Fosamax femur fractures.
Fosamax Femur Fractures
Fosamax is an oral bisphosphonate used to treat bone weakening diseases, including osteoporosis. In October 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) added new information to the Fosamax label after studies indicated that people taking bisphosphonates for osteoporosis are at risk of suffering atypical femur fractures.* An FDA-commissioned analysis published in the New England Journal of Medicine last May found that there was little benefit in taking bisphosphonates for longer than five years due to their association with serious side effects, including atypical femur fractures.**
Fosamax users who suffered femur fractures possibly associated with this medication could be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. A wealth of information regarding Fosamax lawsuits is available by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s website, http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/. To arrange for a free case review, please contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP at (877) 779-1414.
About Bernstein Liebhard LLP
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