Not all prescription drugs are safe.  Sometimes, products are put on the market before their full side-effects are known.  When that happens, people may suffer serious injuries.

Recently, legal claims have been filed against Merck & Co. the manufacturer of the Osteoarthritis drug FOSAMAX©, because it has been linked to a rare disease that causes the patient's jaw bone to rot and die.  This painful condition, "Osteonecrosis," is commonly called "Rot Jaw."

Galfand Berger attorneys are currently reviewing claims and representing individuals who have used the drug Fosamax© and suffered this condition.

If you or someone you know has used the drug Fosamax© and suffered an injury as a result, please contact us at 1-800-222-8792 to discuss your legal rights.  Galfand Berger LLP, may be able to help you determine whether you have a right to be compensated for your injuries.

Have you been injured by a:

  • Machine
  • Piece of Industrial Equipment
  • Industrial or Consumer Product
  • Defective Vehicle?

USW Local 285
3002 Hempland Road
Suite D
Lancaster, PA 17601

Phone: (717) 394-7544

If so, you may have a Products Liability claim

What is Products Liability?

    Products Liability claims arise when someone is injured or killed by a faulty product.  Products include the machines and equipment you use at work and the products you purchase and use at your home.  Product Manufacturers are responsible for making sure their products are designed and manufactured safely.  If they are not safe, and someone is injured or killed, then the manufacturers are responsible.  

What can you Recover?

    You can recover compensation for the following:

  • Past and Future Medical Bills
  • Past and Future Wage Loss
  • Past and Future Pain and Suffering
  • Embarrassment, Humiliation, and Disfigurement
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Property Damage
  • Other Costs
  • Loss of Consortium (Money paid to injured person's spouse)

Recoveries in death cases are more complex.  Some of the damages recoverable include compensation for income lost by the death of the ware earner and compensation for what the deceased would have contributed to their family.  You should consult an attorney for complete information on recoverable damages in a death case.

Listed below is an outstanding law firm that specializes in Products Liability claims:

Mikus Law Associates

408 West Chestnut Street

Lancaster, PA  17603

(717) 299-4575


The above law firm has done an excellent job for the membership of USW Local 285.  As a disclaimer, we also encourage individuals to seek the attorney of their choosing.