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Good News! Financial Assistance is Now Available for Fosamax Plaintiffs


Fosamax plaintiffs have reason to celebrate. For those who have filed lawsuits and are waiting for the legal system to slowly come to a settlement, there is financial help with legal finance.  Legal finance is a great fit for those plaintiffs who have filed pharmaceutical lawsuits, like those filed for Fosamax.

What is Fosamax?  What are the Risks?

In 2010 The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned consumers that bisphosphonate drugs being used to treat patients with osteoporosis were linked to two rare types of thigh fractures.  Common sub trochanteric femur fractures are fractures in the bone below the hip joint.  Drugs used for this treatment included Fosamax, Fosamax plus D, Actonel with Calcium, Boniva, Atelvia and Reclast.

Although it’s not certain the drug is the cause for the unusual fractures, but they have been mostly been reported by patients prescribed the drug Fosamax.  The FDA notes that the fractures may be related to patients who have taken the drug over a long period of time.

FDA Issues Alert to Fosamax Patients

The FDA alert was prompted by a study done by the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Subtrochateric Femoral Research. The studies found more than 300 cases of femur fractures, and of those 94% of the patients were taking bisphosphonates, and most of them had been on the drug for over five years. The research also indicated that more than half of the patients had groin and/or thigh pain for many weeks before the fractures.

The FDA also required the drug manufacturers include warning about the possible association between the thigh/femur fractures and the use of  bisphosphonates. This warning is included in the “Warnings and Precautions” section of the drug labels.

Over a period of many years, bisphosphonates have been associated with a number of different side effects, which include:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Femur Fractures
  • Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
  • Esophageal Cancer

Legal Finance Can Help Fosamax Plaintiffs

If you have filed a Fosamax lawsuit, there is financial help for you. Alliance Claim Funding is a reputable lawsuit loan company. They advances funds to plaintiffs pursuing damage claims; in return, securing a portion of the proceeds that may flow from successful case settlements.

If the case does not settle prior to trial or loses the trial – the advance is forgiven! You owe Alliance Claim Funding nothing!

To learn how legal funding can help you, give us a call, toll free, at 888-732-3389 or complete the contact form on the left. If you’re ready to get started, you can complete the application form.

 

 

 

Law Firm Announces Fosamax Lawsuit Website

Law Firm Announces Fosamax Lawsuit Website

The PH Law Firm in Seattle, Washington recently announced a new website created to help victims and their families who are interested in filing a Fosamax lawsuit.  The law firm is a leading legal firm in Seattle, representing personal injury and wrongful death claims in Washington State.

Alendronate sodium or Alendronic acid, which is sold by the brand name Fosamax by Merck, is used for treatment of Osteoporosis and many other bone-related conditions.  The FDA has received a number of complains about this drug. Some commonly reported side effects include nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, flatulence, and severe constipation, pain in the muscle and joints, and growth of ulcer in the esophagus. A few serious instances have been also reported, as many patients reported ONJ or Osteonecrosis of the jaw.  Merck says that the exact cause of ONJ is uncertain. But some experts have indicated that it is the use of Fosamax that is to be blamed. The drug is known also to have caused femur or thigh bone fractures.

The FDA issued a warning as more reports began pouring in. A lot of users have since then filed their Fosamax lawsuit as well. They want to bring the guilty party to justice, and claim adequate damages for the injuries caused by the use of this drug.

According to reports, those who have taken Fosamax for three years or more are at a higher risk of a femur fracture. The chances of the other side effects kicking in are also higher. A study was recently carried out in 300 instances of rare thigh bone fractures. It concluded that as many as 94 percent of the participants had taken a drug like Fosamax.

Hundreds of people from across the country have already claimed compensation. The courts have ruled in favor of the victims. If you have taken the drug for three years or more and show the symptoms, you can also file your Fosamax lawsuit.

The new Fosamax website is http://thefosamaxlawsuit.com/