Fosamax and Osteonecrosis

Recent studies demonstrate a clear link between osteonecrosis and Fosamax. The irony is that these drugs, such as Fosamax, that are prescribed to prevent bone loss may actually be causing bone decay – such as osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ).

Beasley Allen shareholder Chad Cook, who practices in the firm’s Mass Torts section, is on the Plaintiff’s Discovery Committee for In re Fosamax Products Liability Litigation, MDL-1789 which is venued in the Southern District of New York Federal Court before the Honorable John F. Keenan, and involves cases of osteonecrosis of the jaw. Chad also assists with serving on the Fosamax Science and Administrative Committees for this litigation.

Fosamax linked to thigh fractures

The FDA reviewed data from an ongoing safety review of oral bisphosphonates to determine if use of the drug was related to an increased risk of thigh fractures, specifically low-energy femoral shaft and subtrochanteric fractures.

In October of 2010 the FDA required all manufacturers of bisphosphonates to include in the warning section of their label a description of low-energy femoral shaft and subtrochanteric fractures that are associated with the use of drugs in this class.

Chad Cook also has been chosen to help direct litigation related to femur fractures caused by the osteoporosis medication Fosamax®. Chad is one of 11 lawyers selected to oversee the consolidated litigation as part of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee (PSC). The litigation, which involves hundreds of cases against Merck Sharp & Dohme, Corp., which manufactures Fosamax®, is consolidated under U.S. District Judge Garrett E. Brown, Jr., in the District of New Jersey.

Do you need a Fosamax lawyer?

If you or a loved one have suffered serious side effects while taking Fosamax, if you have been diagnosed with osteonecrosis, or if you are experiencing the symptoms associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw, or experience thigh fractures while taking Fosamax, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of Fosamax.

Please contact us today by filling out the brief questionnaire, or by calling our toll free number (1-800-898-2034) for a free, no-cost no-obligation evaluation of your case.