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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Merck Faces More Than 4100 Fosamax - Femur Fracture Lawsuits As Of September 30, 2013

Merck Faces More Than 4100 Fosamax - Femur Fracture Lawsuits As Of September 30, 2013 According To SEC Corporate Filing

Next Bellwether Trial Dates: In New Jersey, One To Three Cases Set For March 2014; And, In Fosamax Federal Court MDL, One Case Set For May 2014

(Posted by at DrugInjuryWatch.com)
We have an update from Merck on the Fosamax litigation concerning the femur fracture side effect -- not the osteonecrosis of jaw (ONJ) injury -- and it shows that the number of these lawsuits filed against the drug company continues to increase.
From the Merck SEC Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2013 (93 page PDF document):
  • ... plaintiffs in approximately 4,115 of these actions generally allege that they sustained femur fractures and/or other bone injuries (“Femur Fractures”) in association with the use of Fosamax.
  • ... approximately 1,085 cases were pending in the Fosamax Femur Fracture MDL as of September 30, 2013.
  • ... Judge Pisano set a May 5, 2014, trial date for the bellwether trial of a case where the alleged injury took place after January 31, 2011. The case to be tried on May 5, 2014, is expected to be identified in December 2013.
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Gary:

A few years ago it was just a few cases; earlier this year it broke a thousand and now it is over 4,000 cases of spontaneous fracture of the femur!  Scandalous when you bear in mind that the health professionals that continue to dish these awful drugs out are actually doctors!

First, do no harm

They should know better.  They deserve to be sued.  Note the link above to the free Fosamax case evaluation by Tom Lamb Law, if you feel you have been harmed by one of these drugs.

What these bone sparing drugs can do to the jaw bone
Meanwhile, here in New Zealand, celebrity and self-appointed bone health expert, Judith Dobson, drones on dulcidly on national television, advising women to get intravenous shots of these "bone-sparing drugs", while ignoring the mounting tide of evidence that these bisphosphonate drugs cause enormous and irreparable harm, including the
dreaded osteonecrosis of the jaw (refer photo to right).

"Hey, Judith!  Why are you promoting these  harmful drugs?  Is it just for the money?  Will you demonstrate their safety by having an intravenous shot yourself?  C'mon, Judith, don't be a scaredy-cat!"

More reading about bisphosphonates here


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