A Fosamax lawsuit was filed on August 30, 2012, on behalf of a plaintiff who alleges she suffered two broken femurs as a result of long-term Fosamax use. The suit names Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., and Merck & Co. as the defendants.
Double Femur Fractures Not Uncommon
According to the suit, the plaintiff began taking Fosamax in October 2000. Thereafter, she suffered femur fractures in both legs, the most recent one in December 2010. She is alleging that the use of Fosamax caused the thigh breaks.
The lawsuit also claims that these injuries have caused the Plaintiff to suffer from adverse consequences and requires ongoing medical care. The suit is alleging severe mental and physical pain and suffering, permanent injuries and emotional distress, economic loss due to medical expenses, and related living expenses due to a new lifestyle.
This most recent filing comes on the heels of two double femur fracture lawsuits that were filed last summer: one by an Indiana woman, the other by a Maryland woman, both alleging that long-term Fosamax use is to blame for the fracture of both the left and right thigh bones on separate occasions.
This latest lawsuit joins the Fosamax multicounty litigation, currently pending in New Jersey Superior Court in Atlantic County before Judge Carol E. Higbee. “Multicounty litigation” refers to the group of mass tort cases that have been filed in New Jersey state court, as opposed to the federal “multidistrict litigation” that is ongoing in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.
RLG Represents Injured Fosamax Users
If you have been taking Fosamax for an extended period of time and have suffered a femur fracture or another injury, it could be because of the medication, and you might be eligible for compensation by filing a lawsuit against Merck. The lawyers at the Rottenstein Law Group can help. Our Fosamax lawyers have over 25 years of collective experience advocating for clients in consumer product injury and mass tort cases. Please fill out our contact form or call us at 1-877-332-2347, and one of our lawyers will be in touch.
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