Meridia, made by Abbott Laboratories, was approved in 1997 for weight loss and weight loss maintenance for obese patients, and also very obese individuals who already had other health risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Meridia was approved after clinical studies showed that more patients taking Meridia lost at least 5 percent of their body weight than members of the placebo group who relied solely on diet and exercise.
However, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has now requested that Meridia be recalled following a nearly year-long safety review of the drug which was initiated after researchers published the results of a study known as SCOUT (Sibutramine Cardiovascular Outcomes Trial). The study, which prompted a Meridia recall in Europe, showed a 16% percent increase in the risk of serious Meridia side effects, including:
SCOUT monitored 10,000 obese patients over the age of 55 who had a history of heart disease, and type 2 diabetes or similar risk factors. The initial purpose of the study was to show that weight loss through Meridia use lowered the risk of heart problems. However, that was not the case. In fact, the results suggested that those taking the weight loss drug had an increased chance of suffering Meridia cardiovascular side effects. Doctors have been advised to stop prescribing Meridia and begin discussing weight loss alternatives with their patients.
If you or a loved one suffered serious Meridia side effects including a heart attack, stroke or even death, contact Meridia lawyer Timothy L. Miles today for a free case evaluation to see if you are eligible for a Meridia lawsuit and possibly entitled to substantial compensation.
Read on to see if you may be eligible for a Meridia lawsuit.
SERIOUS MERIDIA SIDE EFFECTS
In the beginning, Meridia seemed to be a booming success as it was used by millions of individuals around the world. However, hundreds of users began reporting serious Meridia side effects including:
Patients taking Meridia have also experienced:
Additionally, approximately 30 deaths were caused by Merida in the United States. Researchers looked at 10,000 patients who were obese, over the age of 55 with a history of risk factors and found that 11.4% of patients using Meridia suffered heart problems, compared to 10% given a sugar pill. As of June 30, 2009, the FDA Adverse Event Reactions (AERS) database indicates that at least 84 Meridia deaths from cardiovascular causes have been reported to the FDA.'
If you suffered severe Meridia side effects call Meridia Lawyer Timothy L. Miles for a free case evaluation to see if you are eligible for a Meridia lawsuit.
IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A MERIDIA LAWSUIT, WHAT CAN I GET OUT OF A MERIDIA LAWSUIT?
If you meet the requirements for a Meridia lawsuit and are successful you 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 who is eligible for a Meridia lawsuit could be entitled to compensation for any past and future costs associated with their diagnosis if they meet the requirements for a Meridia lawsuit and are successful. Call today to see if you are eligible for a Meridia lawsuit.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE A MERIDA LAWYER IF I MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A MERIDA LAWSUIT
It does not cost anything to hire a Meridia lawyer. We take all cases on a contingency basis which means we do not get paid unless we win your case. A Meridia lawyer can explain the process and answer any questions you may have including whether you are eligible for a Meridia lawsuit. So, call today and see if you meet the requirements for a Meridia lawsuit. If eligible for a Meridia lawsuit, you may be entitled to substantial compensation as a result of suffering Meridia side effects.
WHAT IS A MERIDA LAWSUIT?
A Meridia Lawsuit is a demand from the defendants for monetary compensation by patients who took Meridia and subsequently developed Meridia Side Effects including a heart attack, stroke or even death. The lawsuits allege the defendants made a defective drug and failed to warn physicians about its carcinogenic properties. If you suffered Meridia Side Effects and are eligible a Meridia lawsuit, you may possibly be entitled to substantial compensation. A Meridia Lawyer can answer these questions and is available anytime just give us a call or submit the form below for a free case evaluation to see if you are eligible for a Meridia lawsuit.
WHAT CAN A MERIDIA LAWYER DO FOR ME IF I AM ELIGIBLE FOR A MERIDIA LAWSUIT?
Because of the complexity of the cases and the need to hire experts, a products liability attorney is the go-to attorney when you have been injured by a drug or a product that is defective like Meridia and are eligible for a Meridia lawsuit. A Meridia Lawyer, who is an experienced products liability attorney, can help you by putting you in the best possible position to win your Meridia Lawsuit and recover the most compensation.
IF YOU BELIEVE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A MERIDIA LAWSUIT, KEEP ALL YOUR MERIDIA DOCUMENTATION
Maintaining all your Meridia documentation and other evidence is critical if you believe you are eligible for a Meridia lawsuit. You will need this evidence to prove your case and that you are entitled to compensation in a Meridia lawsuit. Your Meridia lawyer will determine what evidence best supports your claim, but you should maintain and start gathering all your Meridia documents if you believe you are eligible for a Meridia lawsuit, including:
IF YOU SUFFERED MERIDIA SIDE EFFECTS, CALL A MERIDIA LAWYER TODAY TO SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A MERIDIA LAWSUIT
If you or a loved one suffered serious Meridia side effects including a heart attack, stroke or even death, contact Meridia lawyer Timothy L. Miles today to see if you are eligible for a Meridia lawsuit and possibly entitled to substantial compensation. While there is still time to file a lawsuit, be mindful that these cases are time sensitive, and give us a call today and see if you meet the requirements for a Meridia lawsuit.
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, and more.
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