Rottenstein Law Group Advises That a Break From Fosamax Might Not Extend Victims’ Time to Sue Drug Manufacturer for Harms Suffered
(New York, NY, April 11, 2011) The Rottenstein Law Group, which represents clients with claims stemming from the severe side effects caused by the drug Fosamax, is warning patients whose doctors prescribe time off from taking the drug to speak with qualified legal counsel sooner rather than later. An interruption in dosing might not result in a pausing of time to sue for harms caused by taking the medication.
Fosamax, a popular osteoporosis treatment, has been linked to several serious side effects. In 2004, researchers found a casual connection between Fosamax and osteonecrosis of the jaw, a condition in which the jawbone deteriorates due to a lack of blood supply. Recently, patients have suffered low-impact femur fractures after falling from standing height or a shorter distance. Evidence is mounting that taking Fosamax or other similar medications meant to treat osteoporosis cause a dramatic increase in the risk of this particular kind of fracture to the thigh bone.
Some physicians are now recommending that patients take a break from taking Fosamax or other bisphosphonate drugs prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis after as few as five or as many as ten years of treatment. The Rottenstein Law Group cautions those patients who have taken Fosamax and have experienced side effects, including some type of undiagnosed subclinical harm, not to put off speaking to a lawyer about bringing suit against the drug manufacturer. The clock may have already begun ticking, and taking a break from the medication might not extend the time to bring a lawsuit provided by statutes of limitation.
The Rottenstein Law Group advises anyone who has been prescribed Fosamax or another osteoporosis medication, or who has a friend or family member that is taking one, to consult a physician immediately, then speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer. The Rottenstein Law Group lawyers have a total of more than 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of clients who have suffered harm due to the negligence of powerful corporations. Victims are advised to consult the Fosamax Lawsuit Information Center, maintained by the Rottenstein Law Group, in order to stay informed and share information about the dangers of Fosamax.
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