Have You Been Diagnosed with Cancer After Taking Belviq?
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OUR BELVIQ CANCER LAWSUIT LAWYERS ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING CLAIMS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER AFTER TAKING BELVIQ OR BELVIQ XR
Released and marketed as an adult weight loss supplement, Belviq (lorcaserin) has been taken off the market after the FDA revealed an association with the drug and an increased risk of certain types of cancer. Here at Marin & Barrett, Inc., our Belviq Cancer Lawsuit Lawyers are currently accepting new clients for the Belviq Lawsuit who may have been diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq or Belviq XR.
WHAT IS BELVIQ (LORCASERIN)?
Originally approved by the FDA in 2012, Belviq (lorcaserin) is a weight loss drug marketed as a treatment to adult obesity when used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Belviq and Belviq XR act as a serotonin 2c receptor agonist and works as a weight loss stimulant by reducing appetite and increasing the feeling of fullness and satiety. In addition to use as a weight loss supplement, Belviq was prescribed to overweight and obese individuals to treat health issues associated with weight-related issues such as hypertension and diabetes.
Belviq and the extended release version Belviq XR are manufactured by Arena Pharmaceuticals Gmbh in Switzerland and distributed and marketed by Eisai Incorporated out of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. When the FDA approved Belviq (lorcaserin) it required the manufacturer to conduct its own double-blind study to determine the safety and efficacy of the drug and evaluate any connections with cardiovascular issues. The randomized, double-blind clinical trial took place with 12,000 obese patients over a five-year period. While the study found no significant link between use of the drug and cardiovascular complications, it did reveal a link between Belviq use and an increased risk of developing cancer.
On February 13th, 2020, the FDA requested that Belviq be voluntarily withdrawn from the U.S. market due to clinical trials showing an increased occurrences of cancer. Belviq frequently resulted in pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancers in the clinical trial.
LORCASERIN VOLUNTARILY RECALLED IN FEBRUARY 2020 – DOES BELVIQ CAUSE CANCER?
In January 2020, after reviewing the results of the study, the FDA announced that Belviq users may face an increased risk of developing cancer. The study found that 462 participants in the study using Belviq developed cancer (at a rate of 7.7%), versus 423 from the placebo-controlled group (a rate of 7.1%). Specifically, Lorcaserin was associated with the following types of cancer:
- Colorectal Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
Shortly after announcing its findings the FDA requested that Belviq (lorcaserin) be immediately withdrawn from the market; the drug manufacturer Eisai Inc. thereafter submitted a request to voluntarily withdraw the medicine from the market. In addition to the withdrawal, the FDA recommended that doctors stop prescribing lorcaserin and that patients stop taking the drug immediately and dispose of the remainder of the drug at a designated drug disposal location or do so properly in their own homes. Letters notifying potential patients and healthcare providers were sent out shortly falling the FDA announcement.
If you or a loved one have been adversely affected after taking Belviq or Belviq XR, call Belviq Lawyer Matthew Marin at Marin and Barrett, Inc. today at (888) 348-2735 for a free, no obligation consultation. We can help with your Belviq lawsuit. You can also fill out our one-minute questionnaire below to find out whether you have a claim.
Belviq Cancer Lawsuit
CAN A LORCASERIN ATTORNEY HELP ME WITH A LEGAL CLAIM AGAINST BELVIQ IF I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER?
If you or a loved one developed pancreatic, lung, or colorectal cancer after taking Belviq or Belviq XR you may have a claim. You may be entitled to financial compensation for damages, including:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Punitive damages, if appropriate
In the tragic event that a loved one as died as a result of cancer caused by Belviq or Belviq XR, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Of course there is no amount of money that can bring them back or fill the void left by their absence, but a claim may cover funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, and any past expenses incurred as a result of their illness.
If you or a loved one developed colorectal, lung, or pancreatic cancer after using Belviq you may be entitled to financial compensation. Call Marin and Barrett, Inc. today at (888) 348-2735. The call and consultation are free and confidential.
The Pharmaceutical Industry is an international financial powerhouse, spending $1.2 trillion worldwide and $485 billion in the United States alone in 2018. Do not go it alone, let us fight them for you to get the compensation you rightfully deserve. We work hand in hand with some of the most experienced and respected law firms nationwide and have the resources your case needs to stand toe to toe with pharmaceutical giants.
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Call our Belviq recall cancer lawsuit attorneys Marin and Barrett, Inc. today (888) 348-2735 to schedule your free consultation, it only takes a few moments and there is no obligation. You can also contact us by completing our one-minute Belviq questionnaire below.
Disclaimer: Do not stop taking a prescribed medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death. Past results afford no guarantee of future results and each case is different and is judged on its own merits. Some cases result in no recovery. Costs and expenses will be advanced and reimbursed to us only if you recover. You have no liability for costs or expenses unless a court directs. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Some matters may be referred to other lawyers. From Marin and Barrett’s offices in Rhode Island the firm has represented clients from all parts of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts and has partnered with other law firms to serve clients throughout the U.S.
ATTORNEY MATTHEW MARIN*
*Admitted in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and South Carolina
Assisting clients as a Rhode Island Belviq Lawyer, South Carolina Belviq Lawyer, Connecticut Belviq Lawyer, and a Massachusetts Belviq Lawyer
ATTORNEY KENSLEY BARETT**
**Admitted in Rhode Island
Assisting clients as a Rhode Island Belviq Lawyer
ATTORNEY NICHOLAS PARRILLO***
***Admitted in Rhode Island and Massachusetts
Assisting clients as a Rhode Island Belviq Lawyer and a Massachusetts Belviq Lawyer