The Prolia Class-action Lawsuit: What You Should Know

The Prolia Class-action Lawsuit: What You Should Know

Most people do not know anything about a drug called Prolia and its treatment for menopausal osteoporosis. The problem with Prolia is that the medicine causes side effects similar to those associated with the actual disease. Personal injury lawyers recently filed a Prolia class-action lawsuit against Amgen, the manufacturer of the drug. Patients who have experienced severe injuries caused by Prolia should receive monetary compensation. Consequently, the Prolia recall led to the filing of a class-action lawsuit.

What are the side effects caused by Prolia?

Many physicians recommend Prolia to their patients to treat osteoporosis, and numerous people experience positive results from taking the medication. Nevertheless, Prolia contains potentially harmful ingredients that may result in severe side effects, including hip fractures. Other side effects include bone and femur fractures.

What is the history of Prolia?

Amgen first introduced Prolia in 2010. The drug received immense popularity among doctors and patients. Consequently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Prolia to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis. Alendronate was the previously favored medication for treating symptoms related to osteoporosis.

Introduced in 1995, Alendronate also contained ingredients that could result in severe bone fractures. Some patients mentioned that the drug prevented them from standing. Accordingly, the FDA published warnings on labels. These warnings said that Alendronate might cause unexpected bone fractures.

Cancer patients who take Prolia use it with the understanding that the drug may improve bone mass. Some physicians tell their cancer patients to take Prolia in combination with other prescribed medicines. The recent Prolia class-action lawsuit mentions other drugs, including antineoplastics, endocrine drugs, and monoclonal antibodies. Furthermore, scientists do not know if younger children can take Prolia without experiencing any dangerous side effects.

What are the common side effects associated with Prolia?

The possibility of experiencing severe adverse reactions makes it impossible for patients to avoid the fact that they are taking huge risks if they decide to use Prolia. Some people have died after using Prolia. Side effects associated with this drug include dry skin that peels, severe joint pain, bone pain, and pain in the thighs.

What is the status of the Prolia class-action lawsuit?

Public demand has resulted in an important decision rendered by personal injury attorneys to file a class-action lawsuit against Amgen. The drug manufacturer’s representatives did not inform the FDA or the public about the drug’s potential to cause severe side effects. In addition, product liability attorneys conducted their investigations into the damages caused by Prolia.

In 2012, Health Canada and Amgen representatives issued an official statement to the public. The information expressed concerns that patients who used Prolia had experienced severe adverse reactions to the drug, including bone fractures. It is important to remember that Amgen developed the drug to treat osteoporosis rather than cause symptoms similar to those associated with the progressive disease.

Who filed the petition to start a class-action lawsuit against Amgen?

First Citizen, a public consumer watchdog group, filed an official document with the FDA expressing complaints about Prolia. First Citizen petitioned the FDA for a Prolia recall. First Citizen asked the FDA to force Amgen to conduct the recall so that doctors and patients would not have access to the drug. Research demonstrated that Prolia caused fractured vertebrae. In addition, First Citizen requested that Amgen include an official “black box warning” on the Prolia label explaining that taking this medicine could cause severe bone fractures.

First Citizen asked the FDA to grant more extensive protection to patients taking Prolia after scientists decided that the medication caused the risk of experiencing broken vertebrae. According to the petition filed by First Citizen, Amgen deliberately hid known data from the public about the prescribed medication’s potential to cause broken vertebrae, insisting that the manufacturer refused to include this warning on the label. According to First Citizen, known information about possibly dangerous side effects must show on the drug’s packaging material so that doctors and patients know about the hidden dangers.

Amgen knew about the scientific data associated with Prolia.

An Amgen representative stated that the company knew about the research showing that patients using Prolia had risks of developing fractured vertebrae. Nonetheless, the same representative then stated that taking the drug outweighed any associated risks. The spokesperson said that Amgen was working with FDA regulators to ensure that people who used to take Prolia may have experienced bone fractures. First Citizen insists that the FDA is not doing enough to notify physicians and patients about the risks associated with using Prolia.

Amgen representatives told a different story to Europeans.

After First Citizen filed an initial complaint in Europe, Amgen advised people in the United States to continue using Prolia. Amgen did not warn doctors and patients in the United States about the drug’s potential to cause fractures. Attorneys involved in the Prolia class-action lawsuit then studied the available data to determine if patients should receive monetary compensation due to product liability issues.

What is a class-action lawsuit?

Anyone who has taken Prolia should consult with a personal injury lawyer regarding whether they qualify for monetary compensation via the class-action lawsuit. A class-action lawsuit includes many members who are eligible for compensation because they all took the drug. A class-action lawsuit typically ensues when a large percentage of the population qualifies for damages. A lead plaintiff must show the court that all members meet the qualifications and that each person has experienced the same adverse side effects.

Should previous users of Prolia join the class-action lawsuit?

In addition to causing severe bone fractures, some patients taking Prolia were diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Amgen deliberately deceived the public by hiding vital facts about the safety associated with using Prolia. All patients who previously used Prolia should become members of the class-action lawsuit. People who choose to participate in the class-action lawsuit may eventually receive compensation because they decided to become members.

Drug manufacturers have accountability to the public. Moral ethics imply that a manufacturer must inform people if a drug created to treat a disease causes more severe problems upon its use. Accountability means that people need complete information about a drug’s possible dangers before the manufacturer sells a medication. Amgen did not reveal significant data and ended up experiencing a Prolia recall and class-action lawsuit.

13 thoughts on “The Prolia Class-action Lawsuit: What You Should Know

  1. I was taking Prolia shots semi annually, I stopped taking the shots approx. one year ago.
    I stopped taking the Prolia due to my extreme bone loss.
    My teeth will no longer fit in my mouth correctly after being newly replaced approx. two years ago.
    I was taking the Prolia to stop bone loss, and in turn it has done the opposite.
    I can`t have implants due to the extreme bone loss.
    Need help.

  2. I have been taking Prolia for 10 years. How do I join the lawsuit? I do not have a website. Need more info from me please ask.

  3. I have taken Prolia for about 9 years and due to dental surgery, I had to, stop. Consulted my Endo before stopping and he said all was okay to do so. Three months after my missed shot I now have 10 compression fractures. My Endo still says take my calcium and see you in the spring of 22. I would like to join the lawsuit. How do I join it?

    1. Judy, I too would like to join the lawsuit. Have you found out how to join? Please advise, Thank You Toni Klein

  4. How does my wife join the suit as she has taken Prolia for at least eight years? she has almost all of the afflictions mentioned and needs dental work due to jaw bone erosion. Thank you for your help.

    1. My wife also developed jaw erosion and has already started loing teeth as the result of taking Prolia. Have you any information you have learned about joining the law suit that you can share?

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  5. Shortly after I took a Prolia shot, I developed symptoms similar to those that I had after trying to take Fosamax: severe heartburn and difficulty swallowing then came projectile vomiting which lasted about four or five days. I ended up in the hospital where I was diagnosed with an internal hernia and a severe infection. I had to have it operated on.

  6. I have been led to believe that Prolia was the be all end all drug for osteoporosis. After almost 10 years the doctor that I have now wants to put me on a Reclast infusion with many more side effects. Why wasn’t this info revealed at the beginning? The doctor I started taking this with went to work for Amgen. Before she left in 2015 I told her I had that I had been diagnosed with 2 rare diseases. Instead of looking into it, she continued the Prolia and it compromised my immune system. I am just now getting off of Prolia since the doctors scare you to death about doing so. Definitely, this needs to have more warnings! And a more realistic truthful warning by doctors!

  7. My wife also developed jaw erosion and has already started loing teeth as the result of taking Prolia. Have you any information you have learned about joining the law suit that you can share?

  8. I went to the emergency room 4 days after getting the first injection and ended up in the hospital for 3 days. My white blood count was through the roof. My groin and bone pain lasted 11 months. I had to keep ice on my groin and had trouble walking for 6 months. I had a really bad rash on my back. My teeth on the right side jaw bone shifted and my jaw is much lower and the teeth on the left upper and bottom are uneven. So, my teeth are messed up and I will need new teeth on my entire right lower and upper teeth. . Since 2015 my white blood count has been very high and is flagged. I was in the emergency room several times, because of the incredible pain in my right hip and stomach, and groin area. I called Amgen and gave them my name and told them how sick I was. I have included Prolia on my list of allergies so nobody gives me anything that has any elements of Prolia ever again.

  9. Judy, I too would like to join the lawsuit. Have you found out how to join? Please advise, Thank You Toni Klein

  10. I took prolio for 3 or 4 years while my mouth bone was deteriorate not to my knowledge. when I went to the dentist they wouldn,t do anything because I took prolia I even went 150 miles to
    San JOse they wouldn,t do it either. I have been to at leaset 20 dentist, they all said the same thing. I finally went to San Francisco Dental school. They had a hard time but they at leeast tried and it worked out they pulled them.I got new dentures but they are having a hard time fitting them. Please help me I have been thru hell. I lost so much weight because I couldn’t eat.

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