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Aredia, Zometa, and Actonel Lawsuits
The defective drug lawyers in South Carolina at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., are currently accepting cases for individuals who have suffered an injury from taking the drugs Aredia, Zometa, and Actonel. If you believe you have a claim against the manufacturers of these dangerous drugs, our attorneys can schedule a free consultation and advise you of your rights.
Aredia, Zometa, and Actonel are all part of a class of drugs called bisphosphonates. They are commonly used to treat osteoporosis, and in some cases, they have been prescribed as part of chemotherapy treatments when cancer has spread into the bones. The majority of patients taking bisphosphonates are women over the age of 45 who have lost bone density as a result of going through menopause.
Problems Associated with Aredia, Zometa, and Actonel
The use of Aredia, Zometa, and Actonel has been linked to the development of osteonecrosis of the jaw, a rare condition resulting in decay and death of the jawbone. Symptoms include:
- Jaw pain
- Exposed oral bones
- Tooth loss
Treatment for osteonecrosis consists of painful surgery to remove the dead jawbone tissue.
As a result of the association between bisphosphonate use and osteonecrosis of the jaw, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter on September 24, 2004, providing health care professionals with information regarding these serious risks. On October 13, 2010, the FDA updated the warning label of bisphosphonate drugs to include a serious risk of developing femur fractures.
McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates Can Help You
If you have developed osteonecrosis of the jaw or suffered a severe femur fracture after taking Aredia, Zometa, Actonel, or any other bisphosphonate drug, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages. The dangerous drug attorneys at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., have been protecting the rights of injured victims in South Carolina for more than 30 years. We have handled many dangerous drug claims, and we have the skills, experience, and resources to provide you high-quality, aggressive legal representation to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Please contact our defective drug attorneys in South Carolina today to schedule your free initial consultation. McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, P.A., serves clients in Aiken, Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg, and Columbia, South Carolina.
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