The most serious Fosamax side effect is the development of a bone disease called osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ), or “dead jaw”.
Osteonecrosis is a type of bone disease that is commonly associated with large joints such as the hips, knees, ankles or shoulders. The onset of ONJ is linked with the temporary or permanent loss of blood to bone tissue leading to death of the tissue and the eventual collapse of the bone. There are approximately 10-20 thousand new cases of osteonecrosis diagnosed each year in the US most of which occur as a result of some type of bone injury such as a fracture or dislocation.
Fosamax users run the risk of developing a serious case of ONJ and suffering with the extreme associated with the death of jaw bone tissue. The symptoms of ONJ can include pain in the jaw and or maxillofacial region, a felling of numbness or altered sensation, the loosening of teeth, soft tissue infections and the exposure of bone within the oral cavity.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of using a drug such as Fosamax you may be eligible to receive compensation for your pain and suffering. Contact Liam Moloney, medical injury lawyer today to get information on your rights as a Fosamax victim. Contact Liam on 045 898000 or simply log onto www.moloneysolicitors.ie .