Actonel® Attorneys | Harrell & Harrell

FDA Recall, Warning or Action: Recent studies cited by the Food and Drug Administration indicated that women who had taken bisphosphonates for more than five years were at increased risk of atypical femur (thigh bone) fractures.

We realize that almost everyone will take a prescription medication at some time during their life. Our personal injury attorneys work jointly with medical engineers to identify dangerous drugs, inadequate warning labels, insufficient healthcare information, device failures as well as serious side effects. In some incidences, the pharmaceutical company or marketer will have taken positive steps to recall the dangerous drug, or to furnish improved instructions or warnings. Unfairly, there are still incidences where drug companies choose not to inform consumers that a reported problem exists.

Side Effects of Actonel® Use

Actonel® (risedronate) is in a class of medications called bisphosphonates. It works by preventing bone breakdown and increasing bone density. Delayed-release tablets are used to treat osteoporosis in men and women who are taking glucocorticoids. It is also used to treat Paget’s disease. Possible side effects and poor patient outcomes include:

  • Increased Risk of Atypical Femur Fractures
  • Jaw Osteonecrosis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Arrhythmia

NOTE: Evidence is now emerging that these drugs could pose health risks far worse than the conditions they prevent or treat.

Our personal injury attorneys will arrange to meet with you at home or any convenient location to review the circumstances of your injury case. If you lost a loved one or suffered severe injuries due to a dangerous drug, defending your rights is going to be an uphill battle. Contact a liability lawyer at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111; or use this website’s Do I Have A Case form for a prompt response.

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