On February 13, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for a voluntary recall of the drug weight loss pill Belviq by manufacturer Eisai, Inc. after studies found an increased risk of cancer among those regularly taking the drug.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq or Belviq XR weight loss pills and were under the age of 60 years old at the time of diagnosis, please contact the Shapiro Legal Group today to discuss your case immediately. You may be eligible for significant compensation – and we can help you secure the recovery you deserve.
Belviq is a weight loss prescription-only drug manufactured by Eisai, Inc used primarily for weight loss purposes. Its active ingredient, lorcaserin, helped patients lose weight by altering signals in the brain associated with appetite. By reducing appetite triggers and increasing feelings of fullness, patients lost weight due to reduced caloric intake.
The Belviq weight loss pill was only approved for sale by the FDA on the condition that it continue studies on the medication. Over a five-year period, a double-blind clinical trial found that those taking the medication had a significantly higher risk of certain types of cancers, including:
In addition, the FDA found that the risk of cancer increased the longer a patient was taking the medication.
You may qualify for civil recourse against Eisai, Inc., the manufacturers of Belviq and Belviq XR, if:
If you meet all three of these criteria, it is crucial to contact us today to discuss your case.
At the Shaprio Legal Group, we believe Eisai, Inc. is fully liable for any and all injuries and diagnoses occurring as a result of Belviq for weight loss use. Initial trials indicated that there may be a risk of cancer – even before approval of the drug. Still, despite these findings, Eisai continued to push for drug approval.
By ignoring these important side effects, Eisai put their own profits over the well-being of patients, exercising gross negligence and carelessness. Therefore, we believe they should be fully accountable for their despicable actions.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer after taking the weight loss pill Belviq, please contact us immediately. Our mass tort attorneys have extensive experience, successfully assisting clients with dangerous and defective drug claims – and we want to help you today.
Schedule a free, confidential consultation with us today and see how we can help you pursue the compensation you need – and the justice you deserve.
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