New York Attorney Announces Increase in Injuries from Fosamax and DePuy Hip Replacements

Our firm has seen an increase in the number of cases relating to Fosmax and DePuy hip replacements. Fosamax the drug known to treat and prevent osteoporosis, has been shown to increase the risk of femur, hip and thigh fractures. Some patients that were given the defective DePuy implant had to undergo revisionary surgery, causing extensive pain and suffering.

  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) March 11, 2011 - The New York law firm of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. announces an increase in cases related to Fosamax and DePuy hip replacements. These defective medical products are prevalent throughout the United States and New York. The firm has observed that there have been more inquires and information requests regarding these products over the past several weeks. Victims have come forward to tell their painful stories and experiences. Lead attorney Rudolph Migliore states "Many products, either pharmaceutical or surgical are well intended but on occasion are not adequately investigated for potential side effects or effective functionality of the product. This is often done for financial or expedient considerations. When there are short cuts taken, people suffer." Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. aims to keep the public and the community aware of defective products so they can protect their own health and well-being.

    Fosmax is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in post-menopausal women and steroid-induced osteoporosis in men. Studies have determined that these patients who took the drug face significant risk of a spontaneous femur, hip and thigh fracture injury (http://www.esceo.org/publications/Adherence_and_hip_fracture.pdf). Long Island Attorney Rudolph Migliore states, "Fosamax is intended to relieve the suffering of arthritis but instead has had devastating and sometimes crippling results on people." In FDA and independent studies, it was discovered that some patients using Fosamax had severe pain in joints, muscles and/or bones (http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm229009.htm). Many of these patients have suffered a broken femur, thigh or hip fracture after a minor fall. The FDA has also encouraged healthcare professionals to re-evaluate their patients and determine whether bisphosphonate therapy (fosamax) is needed. Additionally, Fosamax should not be used for patients with certain disorders of the esophagus. Severe digestive reactions, heartburn, inflammation or ulceration of the esophagus may develop. Fosamax includes a label called a black box warning, updating the new information that has been uncovered about this drug. Fortunately, more patients will be aware of these side effects and will be able to take precautions to avoid injury. Patients that have already been harmed may have both medical and legal recourse.
     
    Another issue of concern in many senior citizen communities has been the increase of patients needing multiple hip replacements because they were implanted with defective hip replacements, many manufactured by DePuy orthopedics. Some patients that were given the defective implant had to undergo revisionary surgery, making it a longer and harsher ordeal(http://www.depuy.com/asr-hip-replacement-recall). The DePuy hip replacement is designed to replace worn or weakened parts of the body's natural hip.  "A hip replacement is a difficult and painful procedure. To have additional pain and surgery as a result of a defective product is unimaginable," states Rudolph Migliore. The implants are not fitting properly, due to poor design by the manufacturer, causing patients to feel pressure or experience pain. Unfortunately, in many cases when the device was removed, it left behind dangerous fragments(http://web.jbjs.org.uk/cgi/content/abstract/92-B/1/38). Complications include dislocation of the device, metal sensitivity and chronic pain or osteolysis, when fine bits of plastic debris wear off over time. These may cause other health complications and alter a patient's quality of life. Often, even daily activities are affected by this hip replacement. If you are experiencing such discomfort, victims should seek help immediately from their doctor or medical professional. These side effects are not normal, as the hip replacement is meant to relieve pain and suffering, not add to it.

    The Migliore law firm located on Long Island has represented clients in a wide range of product liability cases in the last three decades and has worked with nationally recognized co-counsel to reach successful verdicts. For more information or to set up a free consultation, contact Rudolph Migliore directly at 631-543-3663.
     
    Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C.

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