Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki attorneys are evaluating claims from individuals diagnosed with cancer as a result of taking Belviq, Belviq XR, or an alternative brand of lorcaserin.About the Belviq Lawsuit
The popular prescription weight-loss drug Belviq (generic name lorcaserin) was made by Eisai Inc. The purpose of the drug was to help obese people and those experiencing weight-related health issues curb their hunger. An alarming U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety trial concluded that the drug could increase the risk of several different types of cancer. These include lung, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers. As a result, the FDA issued a full recall of Belviq in February 2020.What Are the Risks of Taking Belviq?
Weight-loss drugs are not typically known for their safety; unfortunately, Belviq is no exception. In a five-year, double-blind study of 12,000 patients, individuals taking Belviq were more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than those taking a placebo (sugar pill). The FDA stated, “A range of cancer types was reported, with several different types of cancers occurring more frequently in the lorcaserin group,” including:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
Belviq is a weight loss drug that probably should never have been on the market, and it’s important that the manufacturers are held accountable. Those suffering from cancer caused by Belviq deserve compensation.Fighting for You
If you or someone you love were diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq, you may be owed compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. NRH&N will fight to help you get it. Don’t wait. Call us today.FAQ Has the FDA Recalled Belviq?
Yes. The FDA requested that manufacturer Eisai pull all Belviq and Belviq XR products from the market in February 2020. Eisai has complied with the request.Should I Stop Taking Belviq?
Persons taking Belviq should stop immediately and consult a healthcare professional about safer options.Who Is Eligible for a Belviq Lawsuit?
Anyone who has taken Belviq or its generic equivalent and was diagnosed with cancer should consider taking legal action against the drug’s manufacturer. If you meet the following criteria, you might have a case:
- Over the age of 18
- Diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq, Belviq XR, or another brand of lorcaserin
- You can also contact us if a loved one took this weight loss drug and was diagnosed with cancer
Every case is unique, but people who successfully file drug or medical device lawsuits may receive compensation for some or all of the following damages:
- Past and future medical bills (including medication, hospital stays, and in-home care)
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Funeral expenses (in the event of a loved one’s death)
- Broadly speaking, a plaintiff may be entitled to compensation for past and future costs related to their cancer diagnosis
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