Tennessee residents and people all over the country rely on medicine to help us feel better so we can live healthy, productive, and happy lives. However, all medicines have side effects and sometimes these side effects can be dangerous, life altering and even fatal. When this happens, many people feel that the medicine did more harm than good and that someone should be held responsible. If you or someone you love has taken the drug Fosamax, and experienced dangerous or life altering side effects then you should speak with a Tennessee dangerous drug lawyer right away. They will hear your case and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your suffering.
In this case, the court ruled in favor of Merck in the case involving Judith Graves, a 67 year old woman who claimed to have suffered severe jaw problems after taking Fosamax. Graves took Fosamax until November 2004 and had her jaw amputated in 2006. The court ruled that the company acted properly in this case and the drug was not the cause of Graves’ dental and jaw problems because Graves had many other medical problems that could have caused the jaw problems.
Merck is currently dealing with more than nine hundred cases in state and federal courts and they are claiming that Fosamax can cause a jaw destroying condition known as osteonecrosis, and that the company did not properly warn people about this risk. A jury awarded $8 million to a Florida woman earlier in the year but later a judge ruled that the award was excessive. Another jury found for Merck in a case in May and a fourth case was dismissed in New York by a federal judge overseeing Fosamax cases.
Unfortunately, cases like these do happen all across the country and to Tennessee residents. However, if you believe that you have experienced dangerous side effects or a life-altering condition as a result of taking Fosamax, then we strongly recommend that you contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee dangerous drug attorneys immediately. We will hear your case and do everything we can to see that you get the compensation that is rightfully yours for the suffering you have been through. Feel free to contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your case and your legal options.