In a recent report written by a researcher with financial ties to the same class of drug as Fosamax has confirmed a link between Fosamax and femur fractures with long-term Fosamax use. Fosamax femur fracture lawsuits have already been filed by some Fosamax users who have suffered from femur (thighbone) and other bone injuries.
At this point, research suggests that long-term bisphosphonate users are most at risk of suffering injuries. People who are at risk for osteoporosis were prescribed bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax, Reclast, Boniva, and Actonel. Bisphosphonates like Fosamax work by interrupting the normal process for bone remodeling, where bone cells break down and build up bone over time. By stopping the cells that break down bone, people were able to have denser bone material—but the question is whether this denser bone material is, in fact, weaker when it comes to potential fractures. That has formed the basis of Fosamax lawsuits.
Medical literature suggests that bisphosphonates might not be appropriate for consistent use for three or more years at a time, although patients should always consult their physician before starting or stopping any drug therapy.
While often prescribed to women in relation to menopause, men are also at risk for developing osteoporosis: the International Osteoporosis Foundation states that the lifetime risk of experiencing an osteoporosis fracture in men over the age of 50 is 30%, similar to the lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer. Quite astonishing to most men.
People who suspect that they or a loved one took Fosamax or another bisphosphonate for an extended period and suffered an unexplained, serious bone break like a femur fracture may want to consult with a femur fracture attorney soon. The statute of limitations for these types of injuries is usually based on state law regarding products liability, and will prevent you from filing suit if you wait too long. A Fosamax femur lawsuit attorney can help you with determining the statute of limitations.
The Spangenberg law firm has provided information on potential Fosamax lawsuits at www.my-fosamax-lawsuit.com. The website provides information on Fosamax femur fractures and other possibly Fosamax-related injuries. The Spangenberg law firm can also be reached at 1-877-696-3303.