Lawyers and Settlements; June 30, 2013
Tampa, FL: Phyllis had been on and off fosamax for several years and during that time suffered a Fosamax fracture. Even though fosamax lawsuits are now underway, it would appear that her doctor (and likely many others) believed the jury was still out on Fosamax side effects.
Phyllis, age 62, was prescribed Fosamax for osteoporosis and she took the drug for two years before her doctor told her to stop taking it. “He told me it could have adverse reactions but he didn’t elaborate,” says Phyllis. “He didn’t specify that it would ruin my life by breaking a bone. And there were no warnings on the label. Besides, I had faith in my doctor and faith in the FDA’s approval process. How wrong I was.”
Who would ever think that a drug could produce the opposite effect - that a medication prescribed to increase bone density and strengthen bones could actually cause breaks and fractures?
“I was prescribed Boniva, which was heralded as a medical breakthrough at the time, but it contained the same crap as Fosamax,” Phyllis says. “After a year on this drug, my doctor didn’t like the results of my bone density test so he put me back on Fosamax.
“In January 2008, I was walking to my car and talking to my sister on my cell phone. I told her that I felt a cramp in my leg and I could barely move. I managed to get into the car and blasted the horn; it was the most horrible feeling. People came to the rescue and stayed with me until the ambulance came.”
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