Belviq Drug Recall Lawyer

If you or a loved one has taken the weight-loss drugs Belviq or Belviq XR and have recently been diagnosed with cancer, you might be entitled to compensation. These drugs have shown a link to very serious health problems. Those who have taken this drug unknowingly took on a large amount of risk through no fault of their own.

Bart Durham Injury Law has taken on many of these pharmaceutical companies and fought for the victims of harmful medications.

What is Belviq and Belviq XR?

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Belviq is a weight loss drug made by the manufacturer Eisai Inc. The active ingredient is “lorcaserin,” which was approved by the FDA for use in 2012.

Lorcaserin acts upon the nervous system and the hypothalamus to suppress a person’s appetite.

The FDA required Eisai Inc. to conduct further studies of the drug after its approval. A clinical trial to assess the risk of cardiovascular side effects was initiated.

Why was Belviq Recalled?

The FDA requested the voluntary withdrawal of Belviq on 2/13/2020, and Eisai Inc. complied with their request.

Following its review of the data, FDA concluded that the potential risks of lorcaserin outweigh its benefits. More specifically FDA noted there was a numerical imbalance in the number of patients with malignancies.

This potential for cancer-causing agents within Belviq initiated the recall of the drug. Pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancer were all associated with Belviq and Belviq XR.

The Lawsuits

Bart Durham Injury Law has fought for the rights of mistreated consumers for years. Instances such as this can lead to drastically negative outcomes, and those who have suffered deserve to be compensated.

Those who have experienced similar harmful effects can group together to file a lawsuit and potentially receive reimbursement for:

  • Medical Costs
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Wrongful Death

These are only a few of the outcomes that could affect possible settlements from a lawsuit, and the only way you are going to be able to set yourself up to receive compensation is to contact Bart Durham Injury Law. Only an experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to navigate this lawsuit and fight for you.

Call a Lawyer at Bart Durham Injury Law Today

Talk to a doctor if you believe you were harmed by an e-cigarette. After that, call us immediately. Our attorneys have partnered with specialized mass tort litigation firms for the rights of people injured by products such as defective earplugs, potentially carcinogenic talcum powder, Xarelto blood thinners, and more.

We will help you determine if your illness was caused by e-cigarettes. We’ve defended victim’s rights for more than 45 years in many types of cases. Our initial consultation is absolutely free, you won’t pay a cent for our services unless you’re awarded money first

Call our offices in Nashville at 615-242-9000 or Toll Free at 800-844-1712 to tell us about your case. Our law firm accepts cases on a contingency fee basis. We provide a free consultation and case evaluation. If we handle your case, you will not pay attorneys fees unless we are able to recover money damages in a settlement or trial award, if your case goes to court. Se habla Español.

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