Rottenstein Law Group Notes With Concern a Recent Study Linking Fosamax to Non-Healing Bone Fractures

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The possible femur-fracturing side effects of Fosamax have been known for years. But the Rottenstein Law Group acknowledges with concern a new study from the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery that further reinforces the link between the drug and fractures that don’t heal.

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Based on the phone calls the law firm has received about Fosamax, the drug’s bone-fracture problems are one of the key reasons people seek to bring Fosamax lawsuits.

The possible femur-fracturing side effects of Fosamax have been known* for years.** But the Rottenstein Law Group acknowledges with concern a new study*** from the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery that further reinforces the link between the drug and fractures that don’t heal. The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients in Fosamax lawsuits, maintains a website that provides a history of the drug and offers information on lawsuits.

The JBJS study looked at Adverse Event Reports from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1996 to 2011 relating to people who have used bisphosphonates such as Fosamax, which is manufactured by Merck and first marketed in 1995. The researchers found that up to 26 percent of published cases of femoral fractures showed delayed healing or no healing at all, according to the study.

“Based on the phone calls the law firm has received about Fosamax, the drug’s bone-fracture problems are one of the key reasons people seek to bring Fosamax lawsuits,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “The other is jaw death. Even though this new study doesn’t guarantee monetary compensation for those who file suit, it is important evidence nevertheless.”

Nationwide lawsuits have been divided into two different federal pretrial case consolidations. Cases involving alleged femur fractures are being handled in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (MDL-2243). Lawsuits related to Fosamax’s alleged jaw death side effects are being handled in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (MDL-1789).

The Rottenstein Law Group represents clients who believe they have been harmed by Fosamax and encourages people to visit the firm’s case website to download a free brochure to help them determine if they have a case.

*asbmr.org/About/PressReleases/Detail.aspx?cid=a68f2b70-a117-4094-9f6f-b5993c6a6149
**nytimes.com/2008/07/15/health/15well.html?_r=0
***jbjs.org/article.aspx?articleid=1653086

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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