Belviq Lawsuits started to be filed in February 2020 claiming that Belviq or Lorcaserin, a weight-loss drug, may increase cancer risk. Belviq (Lorcaserin) is a weight loss drug manufactured by Arena Pharmaceuticals in Switzerland, and Eisai Inc. marketed as well as distributed Belviq across the United States over the past few years. Originally, In 2012 the FDA approved the weight loss drug for the treatment of Obesity. It was also prescribed to people with weight-related health conditions including diabetes and or high blood pressure. This medication was available by prescription only in multiple forms including original and extended-release.
If you or someone you loved was prescribed Belviq and later developed cancer, contact Arentz Law Group, P.C. to speak to an experienced defective drug lawyer today.
In February of 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a request to Eisai Inc. to withdraw the drug due to the potential cancer link voluntarily. This request was made after the findings of a 5-year study on Belviq conducted to find serious cardiovascular risks. Although no serious cardiovascular risks were found to be associated with Belviq, an increased risk of cancer did show up. The details of the study included 12,000 people, with some taking Belviq and some taking a placebo. Upon review of the details, the trial showed that only 7.1 percent of placebo participants developed cancer, while 7.7 percent of Belviq participants developed cancer. Shortly after these findings, Belviq users began to file lawsuits.
When considering a Belviq lawsuit many factors need to be considered, and we suggest consulting an experienced defective drug lawyer. If you or someone you love have taken Belviq for an extended amount of time and were diagnosed with cancer you may have a claim. If you were diagnosed with lung, pancreatic, or colorectal cancer within seven years of taking the drug, you may be entitled to compensation.
According to an adverse event report conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the cancers related to Belviq are larger. Most cancer cases related to this weight loss drug include lung, colorectal, and pancreatic it has been tied to other cancers including:
Thousands of Americans are injured or even killed as a result of dangerous drugs. In most cases, dangerous drugs like this are initially released to the public with the belief that they are safe only to be recalled in the future. Although drugs like Belviq get recalled and future patients are not subject to these dangers, it is too late for many patients suffering. Because of this, it is possible for victims of cancer related to Belviq to obtain compensation in many different ways including:
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Currently, there are no settlements or jury verdicts in any Belviq lawsuits filed. Even with no verdicts or settlements, contacting an experienced lawyer to discuss your potential Belviq lawsuit. Building a strong case that will argue to award victims with compensation takes time, contact Arentz Law Group, P.C. today for a no-obligation free consultation.
If you have been diagnosed with cancer that could be linked to Belviq, you could be entitled to pursue substantial compensation for your financial, physical, and emotional damages in a Belviq lawsuit. A lawyer from our firm can help you recover the full compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us today to speak with an experienced attorney who will help you secure justice for yourself or your family.