Belviq Mass Torts & Lawsuits
Claims After Belviq Linked to Cancer
The Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC can help you understand your rights if you took Belviq, Belviq XR, or another type of lorcaserin medication and have since been diagnosed with cancer. There might be a direct connection between your cancer diagnosis and the weight-loss medication, which means its manufacturer, Eisai, could be liable for your damages. We can help you understand your legal options, which might include suing Eisai as part of a mass tort.
About the Belviq Lawsuit
Belviq (lorcaserin) is used to help control obesity by reducing hunger urges. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that regular use of Belviq could increase the risk of cancer.
Three types of cancer have been predominately linked to Belviq use, including:
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
As evidence of Belviq’s link to cancer mounted, the FDA decided to force Eisai to recall it in 2020. The drug manufacturer has complied with the recall.
What are the Risks of Taking Belviq?
An extensive double-blind study that used 12,000 participating patients across five years of research found that Belviq users were at a notably higher risk of cancer than patients who took a placebo. Given that this conclusion was drawn in only five years, it calls into question what sort of testing Eisai did initially before marketing Belviq. It might be found that inadequate research was conducted and that the drug never should have been sold in the first place if it had such a high chance of causing cancer.
Amplify Your Voice & File Your Claim
Belviq’s manufacturer could owe you significant compensation that pays for damages associated with your cancer treatments, lost wages, pain, suffering, shortened life expectancy, and so on. But they won’t pay you anything unless you demand it – and fight for it. Our Belviq mass tort lawyers are here to make you heard after you took Belviq and were later diagnosed with cancer.
Take legal action now. Call (301) 265-2220 to connect with our firm.
Belviq Lawsuit FAQ
Has the FDA recalled Belviq?
Yes, the FDA has already issued a full recall of all Belviq products in 2020 due to the drug’s link to cancer.
Should I stop taking Belviq if it’s dangerous?
You should consult with your primary care physician today about taking Belviq. You will probably be instructed to immediately discontinue its use before looking for alternative medications.
Who can file a Belviq lawsuit?
People who can file a Belviq lawsuit are legal adults (18 or older), took Belviq or another form of lorcaserin, and have been diagnosed with at least one type of cancer. You can also explore your legal options if your loved one took Belviq and passed away from cancer before they filed a lawsuit.
What damages can you recover from a Belviq lawsuit?
Eisai, the manufacturer of Belviq, might owe you money that pays for past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, and more, depending on how much harm Belviq has done to you and your family.
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