Friday, November 12, 2010

November Fosamax Lawsuit News: Raising Questions for Doctors, and Juries

In a civil case now pending New York, a woman is suing Merck, the maker of Fosamax. She claims that that Fosamax had caused such debilitating jawbone deterioration that the Plaintiff has now  required five major operations, including a lengthy surgery to replace her broken jaw with bone from her left arm.

Merck has defended itself, arguing  that the plaintiff took other prescriptions — like steroids to treat rheumatoid arthritis — that weakened her immune system, leading to her jaw infection and healing problems.

The NY Times article is a good one discussing the elements of this next trial,  and you can read the rest right here: