If you or a loved one has suffered a side effects injury by taking the prescription medication, Boniva (ibandronate sodium), the law requires you to act quickly to preserve your right to what could be a sizable cash award for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and more. To find out if you qualify for compensation, talk to our leading and board certified, Boniva drug injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Our nationally recognized firm offers a free consultation that could significantly enhance your finances and quality of life simply by calling us at (903) 597-6000.
Boniva is but one of several, well-known medications that are all classified as bisphosphonates. Developed through a collaboration of the pharmaceutical giants, Roche and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), in 2003, Boniva had won FDA approval for sales in the U.S. The new drug was the first and only, once-monthly tablet therapy for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.
Unfortunately, as with other bisphosphonate drugs, Boniva use is associated with several serious and potentially life-threatening side effects such as esophageal cancer. Far more common Boniva drug injuries include atypical femur and thigh bone fractures, as well as a severe and frightening disorder, osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ).
While cancer and leg bone fractures are familiar terms to the approximately 36 million women who take bisphosphonates in one form or another, ONJ is not so well-known. This extremely serious side effect injury is also known as Dead Jaw disease, an apt name because the jaw suffers actual bone death and subsequent decomposition. ONJ can cause a wide variety of dental and other jaw related disorders that can be severely painful, debilitating, disfiguring, and significantly decrease a sufferer’s quality of life.
As a result of Boniva’s potential and severe side effects, as well as its manufacturer’s negligence in the issuance of timely warnings to doctors and their patients about the drug’s possible dangers, numerous drug injury lawsuits are now pending against both Roche and GSK.
If you or a loved one has suffered a Boniva side effects injury, it is important to act quickly and speak to a highly experienced, Texas personal injury lawyer at Roberts & Roberts. Make today the day you take advantage of our no-cost or obligation consultation that could qualify you for a possible cash award simply by calling us at (903) 597-6000. With a hard fighting, drug injury lawyer at your side, you’ll get the outstanding results you deserve!