Teva, Watson, and Merck have been sued in yet another personal injury lawsuit filed by Searcy Denney’s Mass Tort Unit on behalf of a Fort Lauderdale woman.
Thisunfortunate plaintiff took Fosamax and its generic equivalent for more than 10 years. In January of 2011, she suffered a fracture of her right leg, which was caused by deterioration in her bone – an undisclosed side effect of long-term use of the osteoporosis drugs Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva, etc. This plaintiff also sustained a fracture on the opposite leg shortly after her surgery, a condition that has been noted in a number of women who are currently pursuing claims against the drug companies.
This case was filed in the consolidated proceedings in state court in New Jersey, which is where virtually all of the pending lawsuits have been filed. There are also a small number of cases involving women who suffered atypical femur fractures filed in state court in California and in the coordinated MDL in federal court in New Jersey. The femur fracture cases are separate from the older litigation efforts against Merck and other bisphosphonate manufacturers relating to jaw osteonecrosis.