Tag Archives: ONJ

Fosamax Jaw Decay Lawsuit Result in $285K Damage Award

A New York jury has awarded $285,000 in damages to a woman who suffered jaw decay that she claimed was caused by side effects of Fosamax, a popular osteoporosis drug manufactured by Merck, which is the subject of hundreds of similar lawsuits over inadequate warnings. …

Fosamax Risks Outweigh Benefit for Osteopenia: Consumer Reports

Women with low bone density that is not severe enough to be considered osteoporosis, should avoid medications like Fosamax, according to Consumer Reports, as the benefits provided by the treatment do not appear to outweigh the risk of serious side effects, such as an increased risk of sudden femur fractures and potential decay of the jaw bone. …

Merck Settles on Fosamax Damage Award in First Jaw Decay Case

After three years, two jury trials and appeals involving a number of issues, Merck has reportedly agreed to stipulate to a damage award in the first Fosamax “bellwether” case involving claims that their popular osteoporosis drug caused a woman to suffer debilitating decay of her jaw bone. …

Fosamax Fracture Lawsuits Pushed Ahead of Jaw Cases for Trial in N.J.

The New Jersey judge who is presiding over the Fosamax litigation in the state has decided that the next trial date will involve a lawsuit over a femur fracture from Fosamax, as opposed to a claim involving a plaintiff who developed osteonecrosis of the jaw from Fosamax, even though the jaw injury cases are older.…

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