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Second Round of Fosamax Bellwether Lawsuits Will Go To Trial Next Year

While the third Fosamax bellwether lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial next month, the federal judge presiding over the consolidated litigation has indicated that at least two more cases should be selected for early trials before the Court decides whether to remand hundreds of similar cases to courts throughout the United States for juries to decide whether the osteoporosis drug caused individual plaintiffs to suffer severe and debilitating jawbone damage, known as osteonecrosis of the jaw.…

FDA Reviewing Link Between Fosamax and Fractures

  • Written by: Staff Writers

The FDA indicated this week that it is still investigating a potential link between unexplained femur fractures and osteoporosis drugs, like Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva and Reclast, but questions whether such a causal connection exists. …

Second Fosamax Lawsuit Trial Set to Begin January 12

A firm trial date of January 12 has been scheduled for a Fosamax lawsuit against Merck & Co. over their popular osteoporosis drug, which alleges that the drug caused a woman to suffer severe and debilitating deterioration of the jaw, known as osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ).…

Fosamax Lawsuits for Jaw Problems with Under 3 Years of Use Will Proceed

A federal judge in New York has rejected a motion filed by Merck & Co. to dismiss 24 Fosamax lawsuits that claimed side effects of their osteoporosis drug caused severe and debilitating jaw problems after less than three years of use, finding that sufficiently reliable evidence exists that could allow a rational jury to find such a connection after short-term use.…

Jury Deliberations Continue in First Trial of Fosamax Litigation

Although jurors have indicated that they will not be able to reach an agreement in the first Fosamax trial over whether a 71 year old woman woman suffered debilitating jaw necrosis as a side effect of the osteoporosis drug, U.S. District Judge John Keenan has ordered them to continue deliberations in hopes of reaching a verdict.…

Fosamax Trial Underway in New York

  • Written by: AboutLawsuits

The first of three “bellwether” Fosamax trials has begun in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York in Manhattan. The case, which involves allegations that the popular osteoporosis drug Fosamax caused a painful and disfiguring jaw injury, will likely be an indicator of how juries will respond to evidence in the other 900 Fosamax lawsuits waiting to go to trial.…

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