post menopausal women

Dangerous Medicines for Post-Menopausal Women

Some treatments for post-menopausal women can cause more harm than good to the patients taking these prescriptions, such as Fosamax – a medicine used to prevent and treat osteoporosis, and hormone therapy. The Colorado dangerous medicine attorneys at The Sawaya Law Firm will help you fight for compensation for your injuries if you were harmed by Fosamax or hormone therapy.

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Fosamax is a bisphosphonate, also known as alendronate sodium. Manufactured by Merck, Fosamax is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in post-menopausal women. Osteronoecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ) is linked to Fosamax in some women according to the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. ONJ is the disfigurement and disablement of the jaw bone that causes infection and decaying. If you have taken Fosamax for three years and have been diagnosed with low-energy femur fractures, call us. We may be able to help you.

Hormone Therapy

Women have taken hormone therapy (HT) to reduce symptoms of menopause for years, but studies now show some medicines can increase the risk of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, stroke and heart disease. Some brands of potentially harmful hormone therapy drugs include Prempro and Premarin. There are already many lawsuits filed in several states and hundreds of others soon to be filed.

If you were harmed by Fosamax or hormone therapy, contact the Colorado personal injury attorneys at The Sawaya Law Firm for a free initial consultation.