Fosamax Lawyer in Washington
Evidence has been mounting that Fosamax and other biphosphonates prescribed to fight osteoporosis is linked to very serious side effects in patients taking the drug. A recent study at the USC School of Dentistry suggested that 4% of patients taking this drug suffered from osteonecrosis (death of bone matter) after having a dental procedure. None of the patients undergoing the same procedure yet not on Fosamax suffered the same effects.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by the side effects of Fosamax or another biphosphonate, it may be appropriate to pursue financial compensation. Please contact the Washington Fosamax lawyers at Fuller & Fuller by calling 800-570-4878 today.
Damaging Effects of Fosamax
After thousands of cases of people suffering from osteonecrosis (death of bone matter) in the jaw, a connection was made to the potentially threatening side effect of taking biphosphonates. This drug is typically prescribed to cancer patients who have suffered bone loss, patients with osteoporosis or as a preventative for osteoporosis. Biphosphonates work to prevent bone breakdown and increase bone density, but in healthy bone matter it can work to reduce blood flow and prevent growth of active bone tissues.
Because of this effect, in some cases of oral surgery on patients taking Fosamax or a similar product, the patient’s jaw was not able to recover. This results in a condition known as osteonecrosis, or a deterioration of tissue in the jaw bones.
If you believe that you have suffered unnecessarily because of the adverse effects of Fosamax, you deserve to be compensated for your suffering. Contact the Washington Fosamax lawyers at Fuller & Fuller at 800-570-4878.