Occasionally I am asked to do weekly legal updates for the Tennessee Mornings Show on Fox 17 in Nashville. Sometimes the topics are suggested by the show but often they would just like for me to give some recent legal news. Although it sounds easy it is often difficult to think of a topic. It never fails, however, that a client calls with some concern that is probably shared by many.
Today a client called who had been taking the drug fosamax. The call starts like most: “I have been taking a prescription drug that was recalled, so what should I Do?”They are concerned because this drug has been linked to Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ), also known as “dead jaw” and “fossy jaw”. It is definitely a scary feeling when you find out that a drug that you take for your health may actually be harming you. These are concerns from clients in Nashville, Tennessee and throughout the Country.
Here is some quick advice. Call your doctor immediately. Some drug risk are low and there may be little to fear. Don’t quit taking the drug until you talk to your doctor. Gather your drug records to show how long you have been taking the drug and in what dosage. If you fear you have been harmed talk to a lawyer. Research the drug on the Internet. There are a tremendous amount of sources available now than can let you know where you stand.