Fosamax, also called alendronate sodium, as well as other drugs in the class of bisphosphonate drugs used to treat osteoporosis and osteopenia have been found to cause bone damage. These drugs include Actonel, Boniva, Didronel, and Skelid in addition to Fosamax. Taking Fosamax, and other drugs within this class of drugs, for prolonged periods may lead to osteonecrosis of the jaw (“ONJ”), a painful, disfiguring bone disease affecting the jaw bone, and can also lead to fractures in skeletal bones, such as atypical fractures of the femur bone.
If you or a loved one have suffered osteonecrosis of the jaw, a femur break, or an other significant bone break while taking Fosamax or another bisphosphonate drug, you may be entitled to file a claim against the manufacturer. The time to file such a claim is limited. Do not wait to contact us, or another attorney of your choice, to investigate your potential claim.