Drug manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure their medications are safe and effective. If they fail to uphold this duty of care, patients can file lawsuits against manufacturers for their damages — and if you are a former Belviq or Belviq XR patient, you may be eligible for legal action. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked Eisai, Inc. to recall Belviq from the market after discovering the drug may raise patients’ risk of certain cancers.
The attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC are currently investigating Belviq cancer lawsuits nationwide. We can evaluate your story and determine whether or not you qualify for litigation. If you are eligible, our Alabama attorneys can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Us
- Our firm has helped thousands of people secure the compensation they deserve. We will fight aggressively during all stages of litigation to achieve a fair settlement.
- Belviq lawsuits require medical evidence and scientific validation. We have developed relationships with medical expert witnesses who can provide testimony on your behalf.
- Our attorneys work with clients nationwide, including Alabama. We co-counsel with leading injury and mass tort firms to provide the strongest representation possible.
Legal Options for Belviq Cancer Victims
Defective drug lawsuits allow victims of dangerous medications to collect compensation for their losses. When you file this type of claim, you are holding the drug’s manufacturer liable for your injuries based on the presence of negligence, or a breach of the manufacturer’s duty of care. Eisai, Inc. had a responsibility to its patients to warn of all potential side effects, and the company failed to inform patients of Belviq’s cancer risk.
If you took Belviq for at least six months and developed lung, colon, or pancreatic cancer within seven years, Eisai, Inc. may be responsible for paying for the losses you suffered. You can collect compensation for any economic and non-economic damages related to your cancer, including the following.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Disability accommodations
- Mobility equipment
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of quality of life
- Mental anguish
- Chronic pain
What to Do If You Are a Belviq Patient
Eisai, Inc. recalled Belviq and Belviq XR in February 2020. If you still have Belviq medication in your home, stop taking it and dispose of it safely by taking the pills to a drug take-back location in your area. If there is no take-back program available, you can dispose of the medication in your household trash by placing the pills in a sealed plastic bag and mixing them with an unappealing substance.
If you believe you have Belviq-related cancer, take the following steps to seek help.
- Continue to go to the doctor and receive treatment for your condition. Save all documents you receive from the doctor for use in your future claim.
- Collect and save all records related to your previous Belviq use and cancer diagnosis.
- Start a journal. Each day, record the date and write down how your cancer impacted your physical, financial, and mental well-being. This will provide valuable evidence for your case.
- Contact an Alabama Belviq cancer attorney as soon as possible to discuss your eligibility and future claim.
Contact Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC Today
If you developed cancer in your lungs, colon, or pancreas within seven years of taking Belviq, you may be eligible for a lawsuit against Eisai, Inc. Filing a defective drug claim can feel daunting, but Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help.
With over 25 years of experience, our firm has the knowledge and experience you need to prove your right to recovery. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an Alabama Belviq lawsuit attorney.