(PRWEB) February 05, 2013
The Rottenstein Law Group, which accepts clients who wish to file Fosamax injury lawsuits, is encouraged by the Feb. 5 report of a $285,000 verdict against Merck in a New York trial over the drug Fosamax, which has been found to weaken bones and cause jaw death.
According to Reuters, the jury (In re: Scheinberg v. Merck & Co, Inc., U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, case no. 09-4119) found that Merck failed to warn plaintiff Rhoda Scheinberg's doctors of potentially serious Fosamax side effects.* Scheinberg, 69, alleged that she had suffered delayed healing and disease in her jaw after a tooth extraction, both caused by Fosamax. This is the second verdict against Merck in a Fosamax trial. Previously, in a Manhattan court, a jury awarded Shirley Boles $8 million because she experienced “jaw death” while taking Fosamax, according to the story.
“This is a victory for those injured by Fosamax,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “It’s a good sign for those who might have been unsure if pursuing a Fosamax lawsuit was a good idea. Those people should now be further encouraged to contact a lawyer to determine if they have a case.”
There are currently about 4,000 lawsuits pending in federal and state courts, according to Reuters. Scheinberg’s suit, filed in 2008, was one of about 1,000 consolidated into a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL-1789) for those alleging jaw-related injuries as a result of taking Fosamax. There is also an MDL for those 842 cases alleging femur fractures as a result of taking the drug (MDL-2243).
The Rottenstein Law Group maintains a Fosamax Injury Lawsuit Center that will help those who believe they were injured by Fosamax evaluate if they have a case.
About THE ROTTENSTEIN LAW GROUP
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based firm that represents clients nationwide 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 hurt by defective medical devices. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)
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