you were diagnosed with osteopinea. you treatyour osteopinea, your physician prescribes you either fosamax, actonel, or boniva whichare commonly known as bisphosphonate class medications. after being on it for a few years,you suffer a femur fracture. was that femur fracture related to the use of your medication?my name is matthew mccauley. iâ€™m an attorney here at parker waichman. iâ€™m in charge ofthe unit that handles fractures cases involving bisphosphonate medications. what that meansis that these are medications that were used to treat osteopinea, also osterporosis â€“ butmore commonly, osteopinea. in patients who took these medications for more than 3 years,weâ€™ve seen an increase in the number of femur fractures. now a femur fracture is afracture of your leg between your knee and
up to your hip. typically these fracturesoccur as a result of trauma. most common would be a skiing accident, a car accident, or afall from a high level. after taking the medication for several years, there have been numerousreports of people essentially doing their daily activities of walking down the stairs,getting out of the car, getting out of bed, where suddenly inflicted by pain in theirleg and they fell to the ground. the interesting thing about this is that these fractures arenot related to trauma. recent studies that have been released show that there may bea link between the use of these medications to treat your osteopinea and the femur fractureitself. these are called atypical atraumatic fractures, meaning that theyâ€™re not thetype of fractures that physicians are typically
seeing and theyâ€™re not caused by any typeof trauma. you may have many questions about what happens and what may have caused yourfemur fracture. simple questions like i wasnâ€™t involved in a car accident, i wasnâ€™t, idid not fall down, i wasnâ€™t struck with anything â€“ yet my leg broke. pick up thephone and call me, i may be able to help you with some of the ideas you have. iâ€™m matthewmccauley, an attorney at parker waichman and iâ€™m the attorney in charge of litigationinvolving fosamax, boniva, and actonel.