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Fosamax Linked to Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Disease

Fosamax has been linked to several different side effects that have led to various diseases. One of the most serious bone diseases that Fosamax has led to is called osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) or “dead jaw.”

The beginning of ONJ is linked with the loss of blood to the bone. The loss of blood to the bone will lead to the death of the tissue and bone. It is very painful and it has been discovered that Fosamax users in Florida run the risk of developing osteonecrosis of the jaw.

There are different symptoms that will lead to the diagnosis of ONJ. It may take several weeks or months before a person begins to experience some of the symptoms.

Common jaw symptoms would include:

  • Loose teeth
  • Swelling
  • Gum pain
  • Infection
  • Numbness
  • Loss of gum

Fosamax users in Florida should consult their doctors immediately if they have any of these symptoms. If osteonecrosis of the jaw goes undetected or is not treated, it can lead to joint collapse within the jaw and the death of the bone tissue.

Fosamax use in Florida has also been associated with other complications. In October 2010, FDA warned that bisphosphonates used to treat osteoporosis, including Fosamax, Fosamax plus D, Actonel, Actonel with Calcium, Boniva, Atelvia, and Reclast, had been linked to two rare types of thigh fractures, known as subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femur fractures.

Side effects from Fosamax include:

  • Femur Fractures
  • Osteonecrosis of the Jaw/Dead Jaw Syndrome
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Severe Musculoskeletal Pain

There are many people who have been Florida Fosamax users and have experienced these serious side effects. More and more people are filing Fosamax claims against the drug manufacturers. It is important that you speak with an experienced Florida Fosamax attorney that can evaluate your case.

Contact an experienced Florida Fosamax attorney to review your options and see if you have a valid Fosamax claim.

Call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today for a FREE consultation at 954-677-0155.

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