Zometa® Attorneys Jacksonville
FDA Recall, Warning or Action: Atypical subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures have been reported in patients receiving bisphosphonate therapy, including the prescription drug Zometa®.
Our law firm’s accident attorneys work jointly with pharmaceutical experts to uncover potentially harmful drugs, inaccurate product labels, incomplete medical directions, product design flaws and serious side effects. In some cases the danger comes from the drug company’s failure to explain contraindicated situations, provide accurate directions, or to inform patients of well-documented side effects.
Side Effects of Zometa® Use
Zometa® is used to treat high blood calcium levels (hypercalcemia) that may occur with certain forms of cancer. It works by slowing the breakdown of your bones by cancer to prevent bone fractures. Possible side effects and negative outcomes can include:
- Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
- Loose Teeth
- Slow Healing of Gum Injury
- Jaw Pain or Numbness
- Swelling in Gums or Jaw
NOTE: Do not use Zometa® if you have severe kidney disease. Before receiving a Zometa injection, tell your doctor if you are already being treated with Reclast.
Documenting a dangerous drug or failed medical device case can be a difficult process. Our personal injury and wrongful death attorneys can negotiate with the big insurance companies or represent your lawsuit before a jury if mediation fails. If you or a loved one was injured or died due to taking a dangerous drug or using a failed medical device, contact us at 904-251-1111 or 1-800-251-1111 for a FREE initial consultation.