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?
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.
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.