Is anyone aware of any Class-Action suits against Amgen (Prolia) or interested in such an endeavor?
Is anyone aware of any Class-Action suits against Amgen (Prolia), or interested in such an endeavor?
It appears that American legal firms are busy gathering complaints from affected patients. Just google Prolia class action. As early as 2012 Canadian health officials had issued a warning about sudden femur fractures aboutlawsuits.com/prolia-fe...
Yes, I would definitely be interested in pursuing action against Amgen but wouldn’t know where to begin. I’m shelling out loads of money to try and improve my quality of life after suffering multiple fractures from stopping Prolia.
I only see class action against Prolia for Femur fractures. I don’t see any class action for rebound vertebral fractures. I wish there was.
If the law firms who do this kind of thing learn there is a large enough cohort of affected people they will be likely to launch such a suit. The lawyers only get paid in the event of a successful suit, so their payment is part of the settlement.
Someone needs to connect a law firm with a board like this, and let them sort through the people. This board alone would provide very legit claims of damages, especially given the large amount of effort to stop Merck from using bone scans to diagnose osteoporosis ( and make up the new ‘disease’ osteopoenia’.
So, I just got off the phone with a class action attorney regarding fractures caused by Prolia. I was informed that because fractures are listed as a side effect that this is how Drug company are protected. So no class action suit would be possible.
If anyone has heard any different please reply.
Kind Regards....broken hearted
Osteo . Usually withclass action you pay nothing. The law firm takes it on and if they win a settlement, they take a percentage. You just need to contact them.
Is there a legal aid society near you? Sometimes they are associated with law schools and provide some limited service to members of the public who otherwise can't afford it. You might get some advice about how to get started. Also it may be worth contacting your political representative. Another option is the public library because they may have the ability to find the right place for you to get further information and contact others in the same boat.
some good advice, thank u
Very interested in your posting, I take it you are not in the UK?
no; im in USA; my problems began with slowed healing process & auto immune issues, not with femur fractures.
I am in the UK and had 1 injection of prolia in November 2018 and i have suffered awful side effects in the last 10 weeks I think it is absolute poison but it is strange that on the only UK forums I can find (2) no one has any complaints or negative comments to make about it???
I stopped taking Prolia roughly 4 years ago, wasn't given anything else until I changed bone clinics as he said he couldn't help me. 6 months later I started on Zolendronic acid infusions Meanwhile I got 4 more vertebra fractures ,also my hip fractured too. I have 8 vertebra fractures and 1 hip replacement, most after prolia. I have never fallen, touch wood and let year was diagnosed with ALL Leukaemia. Pam a year into a 3 year treatment and of course the chemo drugs
could affect my bones, but I must continue the chemo. I would love to know if there are any lawyers in the uk taking on law suits against this drug Good luck with your health
Very interested. This drug has so many side effects. It's been 8 months and I'm still suffering.....this should not be given to anyone.
I had side effects from the first shot and like a fool I let them convince me to take it a second time. I have had horrible side effects damaging my autoimmune system. It has been about 20 months since the last shot. Not getting any better. I don’t understand why this drug is still on the market.
Carole, your experience is similar to mine.
After 3 Injections of Prolia (during an eighteen month period, starting March, 2017), I think I have finally put 2&2 together! With a previous healthy life-style (I am 71, male), over this same time period, I have developed a few unexplained health problems. After a trip to FL and a lot of exposure to the sun in early 2017, I developed what I thought was a bad sunburn (very blotchy skin which never went away). After a year and two more trips to FL, I finally consulted a Dermatologist (Derick Dermatology) 3mos. ago and was diagnosed with Vitiligo (a rare auto-immune skin disease, <5% pop.). Also a freak broken foot in Oct. 2017. I think my problems with retinal tears, which began in late 2016, and ultimately led to a detached retina in my rt eye in Oct. 2017 which left me with distorted vision, were exacerbated by the effects of Prolia. I had over a dozen retinal procedures in 2016-2017. Most recently, I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease by an Endocrinologists (this month). Finally, after frequent muscle cramps (legs) & extremely itchy skin (arms), rashes & blisters, I have decided never to take Prolia again (next inj. due in September, 2018)! I think all these issues are related to a compromised immune system, and lowered healing response. Therefore, I am investigating legal action (against AMGEN and medical practice prescribing this powerful drug). Would you be willing to accept this case?
PS: IL has very "limited" Statute of Limitations (2yrs), so time could be an issue.
I think there are some cases on femur fracture. But my vertebral fractures resulted after inadequate warning about delay when a medical center had to change my appointments. I have called Amgen about this several times at their number 800-772-6436. (This is in the U.S.) You speak to a nurse or pharmacist and describe what happened to you. They need to hear from us!
There should also be a mechanism in your country for you and your doctor to report adverse effects to the FDA or equivalent.
There is a way to report adverse effects to the FDA in the U.S. I reported and so did my doctor. And I also reported to Amgen.
Where I made my HUGE mistake was in starting Prolia before it had been on the market for at least 5 and preferably 10 years. (That's when the problems show up that may not show up during the smaller numbers of patient in pre-market clinical testing).
If you have had a bad reaction from Prolia here is some information I found about reporting. It would be good if your doctor would report but patients can report as well.
Report Adverse Drug Reactions arguably associated with Prolia to the FDA.
Also, be sure to report to Amgen as well. (800) 772-6436. And ask your doctor to do so as well. Companies learning of these adverse reactions may be required to report them to the FDA.
You do not need to prove causation to report suspected adverse drug reactions. But provide as much information as you can. This is how you alert the FDA and companies that there may be a problem, and gets your experience into a database where it can be analyzed for further action.
I have 10 vertebral fractures from stopping Prolia. So, yes I would be interested in being a part of a class action lawsuit.
Would love to join class action...lots of vertebral and other fractures can you do it if victims in different countries...who do we talk to...
What country are you in? I am in USA.
I would also like to find an applicable class action. I believe there have been some actions on femoral fractures associated. I have not been able to find an applicable open class action on vertebral fractures in the situation relating to mine. If anyone finds this I hope they will report here! (I am in the U.S.)
Hi Allie, I can definitely relate to your situation. I have had 3 thoracic vertebral fractures since discontinuing the "poison" they call Prolia. I was just recently made aware that others were experiencing similar problems and I find it bordering on criminal that they are still advertising and prescribing this toxic substance. After having worked in the medical field for almost 20 years I truly thought the "system" was there to help people but the truth of the matter is that the system is designed to keep you sick or make you more sick. Check out the potential side effects of any and all pharmaceuticals and the beast reveals itself. Healthy people do not financially benefit the system.
Lets all continue to contact Legal teams to find one that will take on BigPharma/Amgen.
There is no way that Prolia mas fully vetted/tested!!! Anyone that has a inkling of success, let all know.
I am interested in a lawsuit as well. Have contacted many lawyers and none are interested in taking my case.
I am going to contact more law firms, although the statute of limitations in IL are narrow; I hav one more year.
I was just diagnosed with an atypical femur fracture - I did not fall. I know there are warnings on label in Europeand Canada. I also would like to speak to a lawyer about this,
Very interested in a class action. Have contacted several firms, and have had no success. Love to hear from anyone with information.
I just left a web site for people to contact to ask about a law suit against Prolia, though I do not know yet if they will even look at me. I wish a lot of people would band together and find a law firm to represent us. There are many weird side effects of prolia that are not even told to us. Also, Prolia is not leaving my body and I suspect it might never leave. We have been duped and I hope we can find justice.
I am awaiting a call from a class action law firm to see if action can be taken against Prolia for my mouth condition that won't go away. If everybody jumped on the bandwagon, maybe this company or others would look into all our weird side effects. Here is a link to the place I just signed up to for a consultation: johnfoy.com/class-action-la...
I had my first Prolia injection May 2018. Horrible side effects. Very itchy skin; burning; dry skin and pain. I. I went to doctors; hospital and the reply was I don't know about Prolia. I'm still suffering from these side effects. I can't believe this drug exist. I wish we could find Justice.....
did you get my message? I think I do not understand how to leave messages here.
ANdie, what state r u in? Cud I approach your law firm too/ send them my info?
SnoDog in IL
I have left this reply on another thread
The poster ( healthunlocked.com/boneheal... ) didn't mention possibility of lawsuit but did say her husband is on dialysis as a result of Prolia reaction:
There are rumblings on this site about trying to get a class action suit started against Amgen re Prolia. I doubt that we can do much on the site itself, but it's worth creating a private chat group including people who have created or replied to posts like this:
(This thread!) healthunlocked.com/boneheal...
And this is just for starters - you'll find this question has been raised a number of times recently.
Just looked up prolia lawsuit on Facebook. Worth having a look.