If you or a loved one took Belviq, Belviq XR, or another version of lorcaserin and was diagnosed with cancer, you may be eligible to file a Belviq lawsuit and receive compensation from the drug's manufacturer. Fill out a free case review form to see if you are eligible for monetary damages, and then speak with a Belviq lawyer.
Eisai Inc. manufactures Belviq (generic name: lorcaserin) to help people trying to slim down and reduce obesity-related health issues. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January 2020 discovered that the medicine can increase the risk of a number of types of cancer, including pancreas, lung, and colorectal cancer. Specifically.the FDA stated it was “alerting the public that results from a clinical trial assessing safety show a possible increased risk of cancer with the weight management medicine Belviq, Belviq XR (lorcaserin).Because of this, the FDA issued a Belviq recall in February 2020.”
You or a loved one may be eligible to file a lorcaserin lawsuit if you took Belviq, Belviq XR, or another lorcaserin drug and were diagnosed with cancer. Complete a free case review to find out if you are eligible for compensation from the drug’s maker and speak with a Belviq lawyer. Read on to learn more about the seven most important and frequently asked questions in the Belviq Class Action Lawsuit.
Does Belviq Cause Cancer?
Weight-loss drugs are not known for their safety; unfortunately, Belviq is no exception resulting in a Belviq recall. In a five-year, double-blind study of 12,000 patients, those 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; and Lung cancer.
Has the FDA Recalled Belviq?
Yes. In February 2020, the FDA requested that the Belviq Recall and for to Eisai pull all Belviq and Belviq XR products from the market. Eisai has complied with this request.
Should I Stop Taking Belviq?
Anyone taking this drug should talk to a healthcare professional about the risks of taking Belviq and their options. Additionally, the FDA advices it is best to dispose of unused lorcaserin using a drug take back location.
Who Is Eligible for a Belviq Class Action Lawsuit?
If you took Belviq or its generic equivalent and were diagnosed with cancer, you should consider taking legal action against the drug’s manufacturer. If you meet these criteria, you may have a case and can file a Belviq class action lawsuit.
-Over the age of 18
-Diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq, Belviq XR, or another brand of lorcaserin
If a loved one took this weight loss drug and was diagnosed with cancer, you may also contact us on their behalf about a Belviq class action lawsuit.
What Can I Recover from a Belviq Lawsuit?
Every case is unique, but people who successfully file drug or medical device lawsuits can recover money for some 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 in a Belviq lawsuit could be entitled to compensation for any past and future costs associated with their cancer diagnosis.
How Do I Know if I Have a Case?
Only a personal injury attorney can say whether or not you have a viable Belviq lawsuit. You should contact an attorney who can review the details of your situation and determine if you are owed money from the drug maker.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer?
It costs nothing upfront to hire us. We operate on the contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully resolve your case. In a contingent fee arrangement, a lawyer receives a percentage of the monetary amount he obtains for his client in a settlement or judgment. In other words, with a contingency fee agreement, the lawyer only receives compensation if he successfully represents his client and obtains a judgment or settlement. The client is not responsible for any attorney's fees, and if the attorney loses the case, he receives no compensation.
Call a Belviq Lawyer About a Belviq Class Action Lawsuit
If you took Belviq and have been diagnosed with cancer, you could be owed significant compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages. You should speak with Belviq lawyer Timothy L. Miles as soon as possible to determine the best course of action including filing a Belviq class action lawsuit or an individual Belviq Lawsuit if you experienced Belviq side effects.
Timothy L. Miles, Esq.
Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles was recentely selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2022 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2022 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2022 Elite Lawyer of the South. Mr. Miles also maintains the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, their highest rating for both legal ability and ethics. Mr. Miles is a member of the prestigious Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers: The National Trial Lawyers Association, a superb rated attorney by Avvo, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award by Premier Lawyers of America (2019) and recognized as a Distinguished Lawyer, Recognizing Excellence in Securities Law, by Lawyers of Distinction (2019). Mr. Miles has published over sixty articles on various issues of the law, including class actions, whistleblower cases, products liability, and more.
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