Woman Alleges Merck Failed to Disclose Risks of Fosamax, Rottenstein Law Group Reports

Woman Alleges Merck Failed to Disclose Risks of Fosamax, Rottenstein Law Group

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The first trial to feature claims
that Merck hid the alleged bone-weakening, femur-fracturing side effects of
Fosamax began this week.* Christina Su, 67, filed the Fosamax lawsuit against
Merck in New Jersey Superior Court. The Rottenstein Law Group, a Fosamax law
firm, is monitoring this trial via numerous sources and will provide updates
at www.fosamaxlawsuitscenter.com.

Opening statements for the trial, In re: Su v. Merck & Co., (ATL-L-0789-11-MT,
Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic City), began on Tuesday, March 12. Su's
attorney asserted that Su's femur fracture was the result of taking Fosamax, a
bisphosphonate, which he said Merck marketed knowing the risks, so it could
preserve profits, according to Bloomberg. Merck has announced in securities
filings that it faces more than 3,300 lawsuits (including federal) from
plaintiffs alleging either femur fractures or jaw death, the article said.

"If the allegations against Merck are true, then the company needs to be held
accountable," said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law
Group. "Those who use the medications prescribed to them trust that those
medications will not harm them."

The Rottenstein Law Group represents clients who believe they have been harmed
by Fosamax and encourages people to visit the firm's case website to download
a free brochure to help them determine if they have a case.

Nationwide lawsuits have been divided into two different federal pretrial case
consolidations. Cases involving alleged femur fractures are handled in the
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey (MDL-2243). Lawsuits
related to Fosamax's alleged jaw death side effects are being handled in the
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (MDL-1789).


The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based firm that represents clients
nationwide in mass tort actions. The firm was founded by Rochelle Rottenstein,
who has more than two decades of experience as a lawyer, to represent clients
hurt by defective medical devices. (Attorney advertising. Prior results do not
guarantee a similar outcome.)


CONTACT: The Rottenstein Law Group, LLP
         Rochelle Rottenstein, Esq.
         321 W. 44th Street
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         New York NY 10036
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         rochelle (at) rotlaw (dot) com
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