I’ve suffered a femur break while taking Fosamax – now what?
Few things are scarier than falling and breaking a bone, especially if you are older. But breaking a bone while you are taking a bone-strengthening medication like Fosamax or Alendronate can be especially frustrating.
Aren't these drugs supposed to prevent this kind of thing? You have accepted your osteoporosis diagnosis, but you also made the choice to ask your doctor about medication that can try to reverse the weakening of the bones and density loss. So why are you suffering from a thigh bone break?
A lot of post-menopausal women ask themselves the same question, especially since osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax and Alendronate have been in the news for their link to femur fractures.
Seek treatment immediately. While this may seem obvious, many people fall and think that the pain will go away. Don't make the fracture worse by waiting to get your leg treated.
Document everything. Take photos of your leg. Write down exactly what you were doing when the break happened, which doctors you went to see, etc.
Start a file for everything related to your femur fracture. Keep every medical bill, record, and prescription related to your thigh bone break. Keep empty Fosamax bottles or packets, as well as any notes you have taken while seeing the doctor.
Keep track of your time off of work. If the break has caused you to miss work, make sure to work with your employer to document the cause of your time away from the job. Make sure to get an off-work slip from your doctor, and keep track of lost wages.
Ask your doctor about future treatment. Unfortunately, femur fractures require a long recovery. Make sure to find out what your future medical costs will be, whether or not you'll need surgery, and how that will affect the rest of your life.
The Bisphosphonates Litigation Group has handled hundreds of these types of cases with a team of experts that can give you the help that you need. If you or someone you care about has suffered a femur fracture while taking Fosamax, then contact the Bisphosphonates Litigation Group for your free case evaluation by calling 888.824.3400.
Bisphosphonates Litigation Group
629 East Main Street Hendersonville, TN 37075
The Bisphosphonates Litigation Group handles bisphosphonate femur break cases all over the United States. It helps patients who have suffered thigh bone fractures while taking bisphosphonates like Fosamax, Fosamax Plus D, Alendronate, Boniva, Reclast, Actonel, Actonel with Calcium, and Atelvia.