Central Illinois Fosamax Litigation Attorney
Research studies have found that women who took Fosamax (bisphosphonates) for many years suffered an unusually high rate of fractures of the femur (thigh bone). The drug, taken to prevent and treat osteoporosis, may actually suppress bone metabolism, limiting repair of micro-damage to the bone, and making users more prone to atypical fractures of the femur. Fractures related to the use of Fosamax tend to have a specific fracture pattern and can occur as the result of minimal trauma -- equivalent to a fall from standing height or less -- or even in the absence of trauma. In October 2010 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the warning label for Fosamax to advise doctors and patients of this risk.
In May 2011, the Judicial Panel for MultiDistrict Litigation ordered that all pending and future cases against Merck Sharp Dohme, the makers of Fosamax, be transferred to one district for centralized oversight of the litigation.
If you have taken Fosamax over a period of years and believe you have experienced a femur fracture related to its use contact us about looking into your condition and possible legal action for compensation.
Attorney James P. Ginzkey is an experienced and established personal injury attorney. His office has a long record of success gaining prompt settlements or generous jury awards when trial is necessary.
Mr. Ginzkey is the recipient of several honors from his peers in the legal community - including an AV® rating* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system and selection for inclusion in the Leading Lawyers Network, a title available to no more than 5 percent of attorneys licensed to practice in Illinois.
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