When you take a medication, you trust in the fact that is going to make you feel better and healthier. But what happens when that medication is causing even more problems?
For patients who take bisphosphonates, this can cause serious medical issues including fractures. Bisphosphonates are a class of drugs used to prevent the loss of bone mass in diseases like osteoporosis and osteopenia.
Recent studies are linking a high association between these types of drugs and atypical fractures in the femur bone. Atypical means that these breaks are happening during normal every day activities and are not caused by some type of trauma. Patients are being shown as breaking their femur walking down steps, taking out the garbage, or stepping off a curb as opposed to being in a car accident or falling off skis at a high speed. Medications like Fosamax, Actonel, and Boniva are garnering a lot of attention due to these conditions and the harm the drugs can be causing. Usage of these drugs may be the reason you or a loved one have suffered femur fractures and you should seek the advice of an attorney in this situation.
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