Do I qualify for a Belviq Lawsuit?
Belviq’s link to cancer first came to light in January 2020 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found that Belviq users were more likely to receive a cancer diagnosis. The popular weightloss drug was pulled from U.S. shelves in February 2020. Since then, a growing number of patients are filing Belviq lawsuits. If you used Belviq and were diagnosed with any of the following cancers, contact a Belviq Lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm:
- Pancreatic cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Lung cancer
As a national mass torts law firm, The Carlson Law Firm has more than 40 years of success representing clients against big pharma. We have the in-house resources to take these companies to task for the injuries that they have caused to millions of Americans. Contact a Belviq Lawyer today to discuss your legal options.
What is Belviq?
Lorcaserin, marketed under the brand name Belviq, is a diet pill used to treat overweight adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. The drug was also prescribed to adults with a BMI of 27 or greater with a weight-related health condition, such as diabetes or hypertension.
In 2012, the FDA approved the drug to treat obesity by suppressing hunger. Along with diet and exercise was said to lead to significant weight loss. Lorcaserin was available in two forms:
- Belviq: The 10mg tablet prescribed be taken twice a day.
- Belviq XR: An extended-release form prescribed as a once-daily dose.
If you were prescribed Belviq in either form and were diagnosed with cancer, call a Belviq Lawyer today.
Why was Belviq recalled?
Upon a discovery that Belviq causes cancer, the FDA announced the drug would be removed from the market on February 23, 2020. Japan’s Eisai Inc voluntarily pulled the drug, but in a statement said that it disagreed with the FDA’s conclusions. All generic and brand name forms of the drug were pulled from the shelves.
What types of cancer were identified in the Belviq study?
During Belviq’s approval process, the FDA required Eisai to conduct a randomized, placebo-controlled long-term. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the drug’s cardiovascular effects.
In a study of 12,000 people, the data showed that a higher number of people developed Belviq cancer compared to those taking the placebo. Over the course of the eight-year study, a range of cancer types were reported include the following:
The Carlson Law Firm is currently investigating the cancer claims of Belviq patients nationwide. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a qualified Belviq Lawyer.
Is Belviq dangerous?
Yes. Belviq is so dangerous that the FDA recommends patients stop taking Belviq immediately. Further, the agency recommends that patients discuss alternative drug or program options to continue their weight loss journeys.
Who is named in the Belviq Lawsuits?
Arena Pharmaceutical manufactures Belviq in Switzerland facility. Eisai Inc. is the company responsible for marketing and distributing Belviq in the U.S. Both Arena and Eisai are named in Belviq lawsuits.
While these cases are in the early stages, Belviq Lawyers from The Carlson Law Firm are investigating these claims nationwide. If you developed cancer after taking Belviq, or lost a loved one from a Belviq-related cancer, call us today.
Who is eligible to file a Belviq lawsuit?
Anyone who took Belviq and was diagnosed with lung, colorectal or pancreatic cancer may be eligible to file a Belviq lawsuit. Further, a family member who lost a loved one to cancer after they took Belviq should speak with a Belviq lawyer immediately.
What should I do if I take Belviq?
Quit taking the drug immediately.
At this time, the FDA is not recommending Belviq users undergo a special screening. However, the FDA does recommend that health care professionals immediately stop prescribing and dispensing lorcaserin to patients. By now, your doctor should have contacted you to inform you of the increased cancer risks associated with Belviq.
Finally, the FDA recommends that you dispose of the drug properly at a drug take-back event or location. However, if you are unable to find one, the FDA recommend disposing of lorcaserin with the following steps:
- Mix the pills with dirt, cat little or used coffee grounds. Do not crush them.
- Place the mixture in a sealed plastic bag.
- Throw the sealed mixture into the trash.
- Remove all personal information on the prescription bottle.
- Throw away or recycle the empty medicine bottle.
If you or a loved one took Belviq and were diagnosed with cancer, contact a Belviq Lawyer today. We’re here to help.
Contact a Bleviq Lawyer
The Belviq lawyers at The Carlson Law Firm are representing people who need to file a Belviq lawsuit. If you’ve been diagnosed with pancreatic, colorectal or lung cancer, contact a qualified Belviq lawyer at 866-359-5690.
How much does a Belviq Lawsuit cost?
The Carlson Law Firm works on a contingency fee, meaning we don’t charge you unless we successfully recover in your case. A Belviq cancer case evaluation is free.
Hire the best Belviq Lawyer for Your Lawsuit
In order to receive the compensation you deserve, you need a Belviq lawyer backed by a firm with significant resources. Dangerous drug cases are often lengthy and complex. Often, the drug manufacturers’ legal team will prolong these cases in hopes that attorneys and clients will give up. But The Carlson Law Firm is relentless when it comes to seeking justice.
We Care. We Can Help.
The Carlson Law Firm firmly believes that medications should be safe. When companies fail to make safe products, the risks outweigh the health benefits. Because of the severe treatment required for cancer and the prognosis for pancreatic cancer patients, Belviq manufacturer, Epsai, must be held accountable. The only remedy our legal system offers to victims of injuries is money through civil lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or died as a result of Belviq cancer, contact us today.