Belviq (generic name: lorcaserin) is a popular prescription weight-loss drug made by Eisai Inc. to help people experiencing obesity and weight-related health issues curb their hunger. While it is not known exactly how Belviq works, the drug targets a hunger receptor in the brain and helps people fee full after easting smaller amounts of food and also seems to help people fee full longer.
Alarmingly, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety trial concluded that the drug could increase the risk of several different types of cancer, including pancreatic, lung, and colorectal cancer. Those individuals who participated in the clinical trial reported certain types of cancer with some types occurring more frequently in the lorcaserin group, including pancreatic, colorectal, and lung. The trial was conducted between January 2014 and June 2018 and consisted of 12,000 men and women who were overweight or obese, according to the FDA’s February 2020 Drug Safety Communication. While researchers were looking into cardiovascular safety, they also noted more diagnoses of cancer among people who took Belviq versus those who took placebo.
“There was a numerical imbalance in the number of patients with malignancies, with one additional cancer observed per 470 patients treated for one year … Imbalances in specific cancers including pancreatic, colorectal, and lung contributed to the observed overall imbalance in cancer cases. There was no apparent difference in the incidence of cancer over the initial months of treatment, but the imbalance increased with longer duration on lorcaserin,” the agency said. Among patients treated with lorcaserin, 462 (7.7 percent) patients were diagnosed with 520 primary cancers compared to the placebo group, in which 423 (7.1 percent) patients were diagnosed with 470 cancers.
As a result, Eisai Inc. announced that it was withdrawing Belviq from the U.S. market on Feb. 13, 2020, after the FDA requested the withdrawal. In response, numerous Belviq lawsuits have been filed including a Belviq class action.
If you or a loved one took Belviq, Belviq XR, or another brand of lorcaserin, and you were diagnosed with cancer, or other serios Belviq side effects, you may be eligible for a Belviq lawsuit or be included in a Belviq class action lawsuit and receive compensation from the drug’s manufacturer. Fill out a free case evaluation review form to find out if you are owed money for damages and talk to a Belviq Lawsuit Lawyer about whether you meet the Belviq Lawsuit Criteria and are eligible for a Belviq lawsuit or to be a part of the Belviq class action lawsuit today at no charge.
Read on to see if you meet the Belviq Lawsuit Criteria and may be eligible for a Belviq lawsuit.
WHAT ARE THE BELVIQ SIDE EFFECTS?
The most common Belviq side effects include headache, dizziness and nausea. People with diabetes also commonly suffered hypoglycemia, back pain and cough. Other common Belviq side effects include:
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). At the end of the five-years, the FDA found 7.1% of people in the placebo group developed cancer compared to 7.7% of people in the Belviq group who developed cancer. 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.
WHAT IS THE RISK IN TAKING BELVIQ?
In February 2020, the FDA requested the Belviq Recall and for to Eisai pull all Belviq and Belviq XR products from the market due to Belviq Side Effects. Eisai has complied with this request. As a result, Belviq is no longer commercially available.
WHAT IS A BELVIQ LAWSUIT?
A Belviq Lawsuit is a demand from the defendant for monetary compensation by patients who took Belviq and subsequently developed cancer or other severe Belviq side effects. The lawsuits allege the defendants made a defective drug and failed to warn physicians about its carcinogenic properties. If eligible you may participate in a Belviq class action lawsuit or file an individual Belviq lawsuit. A Belviq Lawsuit Lawyer can answer these questions and is available anytime just give us a call or submit the form below for a free case evaluation with a Belviq Lawsuit Lawyer to see if you are eligible for a Belviq lawsuit.
WHAT IS THE CRITERIA FOR A BELVIQ 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 be eligible for a Belviq lawsuit and able file a Belviq class action.
-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 a Belviq Lawsuit Lawyer on their behalf about a Belviq class action lawsuit. Call Belviq Lawyer Timothy L. Miles today (855-Tim-M-Law) for a free and confidential case evaluation and see if you are eligible for a Belviq lawsuit.
IF I SUFFERED BYETTA SIDE EFFECTS, 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 if eligible for a Belviq lawsuit.
IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR AN BELVIQ LAWSUIT, HOW DOES A BELVIQ LAWSUIT WORK?
If you are eligible for an Belviq lawsuit, before it is filed with the court, your Belviq Lawyer will fully explain the process and will then need to ask you a few questions concerning the circumstances of you diagnoses, how long you have been taking Belviq and your medical history.
Your Belviq Lawyer will then draft what is known as a complaint. This will be a multi-page document explaining why the defendant is responsible for your injuries and what damages (that is, compensation) you are seeking.
Once your complaint is filed with the court, your Belviq Lawsuit officially begins. From here, it will be a lot of back and forth between your Belviq lawyer and the attorney(s) for the defendant in an attempt to resolve the matter. The attorneys may take review documents, take depositions, issue subpoenas, hire experts, calculate damages, attend hearings, and file motions, briefs, evidence or other documents with the court during the stages of the lawsuit.
If your Belviq lawsuit is not dismissed and a settlement cannot be reached, the case will proceed to a jury trial.
CALL A BELVIQ LAWSUIT LAWYER TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A BELVIQ 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 were diagnosed with cancer or experienced other severe Belviq side effects.
These cases are time-sensitive, including the Belviq class action lawsuit, so do not wait. Fill out a case review form to receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation. It costs nothing to get started, a Belviq lawyer can explain the process and answer any questions you may have. We take all cases on a contingency basis which means we do not get paid unless we win your case.
Call today and see what a Belviq Lawyer can do for you.
TIMOTHY L. MILES, ESQ.
Timothy L. Miles is a nationally recognized shareholder and consumer rights attorney raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Miles was recently selected by Martindale-Hubbell® and ALM as a 2023 Top Ranked Lawyer, 2023 Top Rated Litigator. and a 2023 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, securities fraud, civil procedure, corporate formation, corporate takeover litigation, derivative lawsuits, and more. Visit out website.
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