Belviq (lorcaserin) lawyers allege that the manufacturer failed to warn about the risk of causing cancer. You may be able to be compensated for medical expenses and pain and suffering, among other damages. We are working with some of the most experienced Belviq lawyers across the country. There is no charge and no fee unless you obtain an award or settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call our toll-free number 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form.
Have You Sustained Injuries After Taking Belviq?
You May Have a Claim.
What Is Belviq?
Belviq is a prescription weight loss drug used for those who have tried diet and exercise, with little or no progress. The drug caused patients to feel full, which would curb appetite. In recent times, the drug has been pulled off the market for the dangers it could cause to the people who take it.
What are the Potential Dangers from taking Belviq?
Even though the FDA approved Belviq, there was data to suggest that users could be exposed to increased cancer risks. Additionally, other studies conducted showed potential heart risks to those who would take the drug. There were even studies where lab rats developed tumors after being exposed to Belviq.
After a double-blind study conducted from 2014-2018, involving 12,000 individuals, 7.7% of the people receiving the drug developed cancer. The majority of the cancers diagnosed for these individuals were colorectal cancer, lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. With these findings, the drug has been pulled off the market and Belviq lawsuits are starting to be filed for the failure to warn the public about the cancer risks this drug imposed.
How do I know if I have a potential Belviq Lawsuit?
It is alleged that class action lawsuits will begin to be filed against Belviq. There are common guidelines that Belviq lawyers allegedly are looking for:
- If you took Belviq or Belviq XR for at least three (3) months since 2012 and
- You were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, or cancer of the digestive tract.
- June 2012 – FDA approves Belviq and Public Citizen gives a warning that the drug could be recalled because of potential heart issues.
- 2013 – Arena Pharmaceuticals markets Belviq.
- January 2014 – Double-blind clinical trial begins and 12,000 people are involved to monitor the risks.
- 2017 – Esai Co. buys Arena Pharmaceuticals.
- January 2020 – A drug safety communication is issued by the FDA stating the concerns over an increased cancer risk after taking Belviq.
- February 2020 – FDA issues a recall of Belviq.
Contact an Experienced Belviq Lawyer Today!
If you or a loved one took Belviq and were later diagnosed with cancer, you may be able to receive compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering, among other losses. We work with some of the most experienced Belviq lawyers in the country, who are ready to talk to you about your potential case. Call us today toll-free 24/7 at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free (no obligation) case evaluation.