Find out if you have a good case
Belviq, once a popular weight loss drug, was used to reduce the urge to eat. It was a prescription-only medication and was approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012. It helped patients – particularly overweight and obese patients – lose weight by suppressing the brain triggers for appetite and hunger and creating feelings of fullness, helping the user to reduce their food intake. Unfortunately, an FDA safety trial found that Belviq was linked to an increased risk of developing several different types of cancer, including pancreatic, lung, and colorectal cancer.
If you or a loved one suffered in any way by the use of Belviq, or if you suspect that Belviq use may have contributed to illnesses you are suffering, contact the legal team at Birkhold & Maider, LLC. A dedicated Belviq lawsuit attorney from our firm can help you determine whether you have a mass tort litigation case for losses and damages related to Belviq use.
Many weight-loss drugs are known to cause a wide range of issues with different user groups. Belviq is no different. One study found that patients taking Belviq were more likely to develop different cancers than those taking a placebo.
Other illnesses related to Belviq use for which you may be able to file a claim for damages include:
Because of these dangers, it can be argued that Belviq should never have been approved for sale and that the manufacturer, the Eisai Corp., should be held accountable and should compensate Belviq users for their losses.
If you are taking Belviq, you should stop and speak to your doctor about safer alternatives. If you used Belviq or its generic equivalent and have been diagnosed with cancer, you may have a case against the Eisai Corp. Speak with one of our Essex County Injury Attorneys to discuss your options. In most cases, you can seek compensation if you are over the age of 18 and were diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq or any of its equivalents.
Generally speaking, you may have grounds for seeking civil recourse from Eisai for your Belviq use if you:
If you meet all of the above criteria, speak with our Belviq lawsuit attorneys to discuss your legal options for seeking compensation. If you are unsure about what to do or do not meet all of these criteria but feel you have suffered because of Belviq use, contact us today to learn more about how Belviq personal injury cases are handled and what we may be able to do for you based on your unique circumstances.
Depending on the specifics of your case, you may have the option of filing your case as part of a mass tort along with multiple victims against the manufacturer, or it may make sense to file a class-action lawsuit.
With the former, every individual’s injuries and compensation are treated separately. In a class-action lawsuit, all of the plaintiffs (the victims) are categorized as a single entity.
There are different benefits to each approach, so it is best to speak with an attorney first for a thorough discussion of which option would be best for your case. Keep in mind, however, that it can be exceedingly difficult to overcome the many hurdles and obstacles that victims face when bringing large, corporate pharmaceuticals to task. If you or a loved one was harmed in any way by the use of Belviq, contact our team to help with your case.
The legal team at Birkhold & Maider, LLC has the knowledge, experience, and resources to help patients who developed cancer from the use of Belviq to seek compensation for their injuries. Our Belviq lawyers specialize in legal claims for defective and dangerous drugs. We have deep experience handling the filing formalities and evidentiary requirements involved in pursuing compensation for injuries and illnesses from large corporations.
Contact Birkhold & Maider, LLC to learn more. We can help you as follows:
Because the FDA’s recall of Belviq occurred in 2020, Belviq litigation is still in its early stages. As a result, it can take time to determine the best direction in which to take your case. Based on the specifics of your Belviq-related illnesses or injuries, it may be better to file an individual claim against the Eisai Corporation. If not, our team will help you file a claim as part of either a mass tort or a class action lawsuit. Contact us today to discuss your case.
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