Did you suffer a femur fracture with little-to-no impact or trauma? Did your femur fracture happen after long-term use of osteoporosis medications such as Actonel, Aredia, Boniva, Fosamax, Prolia, Reclast, Zometa (or some combination over time)? If your answer to both of these questions is "YES," call us for a free legal consultation. We are accepting clients nationwide. Our femur fracture lawyers can be reached by calling (888) 633-5204 or by clicking HERE to submit a contact form.

Prolia Femur Fracture AttorneysProlia is in the pharmacological class of medications known as Osteoclast inhibitor (RANKL inhibitor). It is prescribed to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who are at a high risk for fracture. "High risk" is defined as a history of osteoporotic fracture, or multiple risk factors for fracture or patients who have failed or are intolerant to other therapy. It is prescribed to reduce incidence of vertebral, nonvertebral, and hip fractures. Prolia is also prescribed to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis at high risk for fracture. In addition, Prolia is prescribed to increase bone mass in men at high risk for fracture receiving androgen deprivation therapy for nonmetastatic prostate cancer and to reduce incidence of vertebral fractures. Prolia's manufacturer touts it ability to increase bone mass in women at high risk for fracture receiving adjuvant aromatase inhibitor therapy for breast cancer.

Doyle Law Firm's Prolia femur fracture lawyers are now actively evaluating cases and filing femur fracture claims for patients who took osteoporosis medication and suffered a femur fracture or osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) after taking the medication for more than three (3) years.

Prolia was manufactured, distributed and marketed by Amgen Manufacturing Limited, a subsidiary of Amgen Inc.

Prolia Side Effects

There's a variety of side effects associated with Prolia use; however, the Prolia side effects claims we are pursuing on behalf of our clients are:

  • Femur fractures; and
  • Osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ).

Prolia Linked To Atypical Femur Fractures

Picture of an atypical femur fractureProlia has been associated with suppression of bone turnover (including osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), fracture healing complications, and atypical femoral fractures). Studies have shown that Prolia can results in significant suppression of bone remodeling. The long-term consequences of the degree of suppression of bone remodeling observed with Prolia may contribute to adverse outcomes such as ONJ, atypical femoral fractures and delayed fracture healing. Other conditions posing a risk for developing ONJ include invasive dental procedures and poor oral hygiene.

The number of Prolia-related atypical femoral fractures continues to grow. Atypical femoral fractures are subtrochanteric or proximal diaphyseal fractures that occur with little to no trauma and may be bilateral (in both legs). Specific radiographic findings, including a simple transverse or oblique fracture with beaking of the cortex and diffuse cortical thickening of the proximal femoral shaft, characterize these events.

The femur is the strongest bone in your body and suffering a fracture is not an ordinary event. It usually involves significant trauma from a direct impact (such as a car accident or fall from great heights), but almost never occurs during everyday activities. When a low-energy femur fracture does occur during ordinary, everyday activities, it is highly unusual. It should raise a serious red flag if this has happened to you. Unfortunately, in the case of osteoporosis medications such as Actonel, Aredia, Boniva, Fosomax, Prolia, Reclast, and Zometa the drug companies knew of this potential adverse side effect for years, yet failed to adequately warn its customers (and their doctors) while they actively promoted the drugs in order to reap enormous profits - $$ BILLIONS.

Once a femur fracture occurs, the typical way to treat the injury is by inserting a metal rod and sometimes screws directly into the femur itself. Undergoing a surgery to repair a broken femur can be challenging and the necessary rehabilitation afterwards can be exhausting. For most patients suffering femur fracture, the event is life-altering. There is often a need for long-term care afterwards, which is very costly even if health insurance pays a portion. It's a cost that should be borne by the parties responsible. We're now seeking compensation on behalf of our clients to hold the drug companies accountable and make our clients whole again (at least financially).

Did you suffer a femur fracture after taking Prolia? Call the Doyle Law Firm at (205) 533-9500.

Atypical Subtrochanteric and Diaphyseal Femoral Fractures

Atypical low-energy or low trauma fractures of the shaft have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in patients receiving Prolia. The reported fractures have occurred in all portions in the femoral shaft from just below the lesser trochanter to above the supracondylar flare and are transverse or short oblique in orientation without evidence of comminution. Evidence of causality has been established and warnings have been issued by Amgen, but it should also be noted that these fractures also occur in osteoporotic patients who have not been treated with anti-resorptive agents. That's why it's important to have an attorney evaluate your case to confirm that you possess viable legal claims.

Atypical femoral fractures most commonly occur with minimal or no trauma to the affected area. They may be bilateral (both legs) and many patients report prodromal pain in the affected area, usually presenting as dull, aching thigh pain, weeks to months before a complete fracture occurs. A number of reports note that patients were also receiving treatment with glucocorticoids (e.g. prednisone) at the time of fracture.

Should I File An Prolia Lawsuit?

This is a decision that should be made by you right away. There is no benefit to procrastinating. States have varying statutes of limitation that will bar a recovery once it is allowed to lapse. The Femur Fracture Attorneys at Doyle Law are accepting Prolia-induced femur fracture injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by Prolia, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use our contact form or call us toll free at (888) 633-5204 to have your case evaluated by an Prolia Femur Fracture Lawyer or to discuss your potential claims.

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Prolia Femur Fracture Lawsuits

The Prolia Femur Fracture Lawyers at the Doyle Law Firm, PC have a proven track record of success in helping our clients obtain compensation for injuries resulting from the use of dangerous medications like Actonel, Aredia, Boniva, Fosamax, Prolia, Reclast, and Zometa.

Our experienced team of legal professionals and Prolia Femur Fracture Attorneys have been helping dangerous drug injury victims for years. We are dedicated to seeking real justice for the clients we serve and can assure each and every one of them that we will work diligently to achieve the best possible monetary result in each case.

Contact Prolia Femur Fracture Attorneys

Filing an Prolia Femur Fracture Lawsuit can help you and your family recover the financial compensation necessary to pay for expensive treatment and long-term care. If you or a loved one suffered a broken femur or ONJ after long-term (more than 3 years) osteoporosis medication use, you may have a defective product claim against Amgen and other manufacturers. Call our Birmingham, Alabama, offices today for a free consultation. Our toll-free number is (888) 633-5204. We are accepting new clients nationwide. Do not wait another day and risk losing your claim.

Many states have a two year statute of limitations on filing certain product liability and personal injury claims. It takes time to acquire medical records and draft pleadings, so please do not delay in contacting us if you have any concern that your femur fracture may have been caused by Prolia.

Our Current Clients

We are now prosecuting femur fracture claims for plaintiffs in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Washington

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