Were You or a Loved One Prescribed Foxamax?

Many of us throughout the country, including Tennessee residents, suffer from or know someone who suffers osteoporosis and other conditions that may affect our bone and joint health. There have been many prescription medications on the market over years to help treat this and other conditions. However, some of these medications such as Fosamax which was put on the market about ten years ago, have been known harmful side effects such as osteonecrosis of the jaw, or decaying of jaw bone, according to warnings from the Federal Drug Administration. If you or someone you know were prescribed Fosamax, it is highly recommended that you contact a Tennessee defective product and dangerous drug lawyer as soon as possible. At The Higgins Firm, we have the experience and resources to fight for claims against large companies. We will review your case and work with you and other medical professionals to make sure you get the care and compensation you need for any suffering Fosamax medication may have caused.

Is there more information about Fosamax that I should know about?

Fosamax was given to people with osteoporosis and Paget's disease as a treatment option for these conditions. It was produced by Merck and was granted approval by the Federal Drug Administration beginning in 1995. Since 1995, this medication has been prescribed to almost ten million people, including both men and women. This medication is a bisphosphonate, which means that it slows down the rate at which the bones will break by limiting the activity of the cells that deal with this function inside the body. The American Association of Endodontists in March of 2006 said that they believe that bisphosphonates can lead to osteonecrosis of the jaw of decaying of the jawbone. This condition can have the following side effects:

  • Severe jaw pain
  • Disfigurement of the jaw
  • Loss of feeling in the jaw
  • Inflammation
  • Infection

Fosamax can also have these side effects:

  • Heartburn
  • Pain in the chest
  • Vomiting
  • Blood in stool
  • Fever
  • Inflammation
  • Breathing difficulties
What can I do if I have experienced the harmful side effects after taking Fosamax?

If you or someone you know were prescribed Fosamax to help with your bone and joint health and you experienced these problems because of it, you may be entitled to compensation. We strongly encourage you to speak with one of our Tennessee defective product and dangerous drug attorneys as soon as possible. We care about you and your case. We will work with you and the professionals we need to in order to make sure that you get the care and treatment that you need for your pain and suffering. We stand steadfast by our clients and will fight for your claim. We want to make sure that you receive the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered.

Feel free to contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.