Bone-Strengthening Drug / Jaw Bone Necrosis


Vernon Glenn successfully represented a woman’s estate at trial in a North Carolina federal court case where the deceased woman suffered severe jaw bone necrosis related to two drugs, Zometa and Aredia, that she had been taking. These drugs are sometimes used to slow bone loss, or for bone-strengthening, including in cancer patients.  After taking the drugs for several years, the woman developed a damaged or necrotic jaw bone, to the point where there was exposed bone in her mouth. Vernon Glenn, together with North Carolina counsel, obtained a jury verdict in Winston-Salem for nearly $13 million against the pharmaceutical company, with the jury saying the company failed to adequately warn patients and doctors about the risks of taking the drugs.

Clore Law Group, LLC is proud of the results our attorneys have achieved, but any prior results achieved on behalf of one client in one matter does not necessarily indicate, and cannot be relied upon to mean, that similar results can be obtained for other clients.

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