To solidify Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, many medications have to undergo additional study to examine patients for adverse side effects. A medication having a dangerous defect is not common at this stage of the approval process — but for Belviq and Belviq XR patients, a post-approval paper revealed that patients who took the weight loss drugs had a higher risk for cancer than other patients.
Cancer can lead to intense physical and emotional pain, as well as serious financial losses. If you develop colorectal, lung, or pancreatic cancer after taking Belviq or Belviq XR, Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help.
Why Shapiro Legal Group, LLC?
- Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC has over 20 years of experience in personal injury and mass tort case law, ensuring we have the knowledge and training necessary to handle your complex Belviq cancer lawsuit.
- Our nationwide legal services allow our attorneys to represent clients in every state, including Arizona. We will partner with leading Arizona firms to craft a compelling argument for your compensation.
- We have extensive experience in the courtroom and in negotiations. Our attorneys will not hesitate to pursue your case to the fullest extent to obtain maximum possible compensation.
The Belviq-Cancer Link
After approving Belviq for consumer use, the FDA asked Eisai Inc., the manufacturer of Belviq and Belviq XR, to conduct a study on the drug’s heart-related side effects. While the data did not reveal any adverse cardiovascular reactions, the researchers discovered that Belviq patients had a 7.7% cancer risk — higher than the placebo group’s 7.1% incidence rate.
You may qualify for a lawsuit against Eisai Inc. if you meet certain criteria. You must develop colorectal, lung, or pancreatic cancer within seven years of Belviq use. When you did take Belviq, you must have used the drug for at least six months. These months do not have to be consecutive.
Compensation for Belviq Cancer Victims
Cancer treatment can be very expensive, often requiring surgeries, medications, hospitalizations, and other costs that health insurance may not cover. The physical and emotional turmoil of cancer is difficult as well, resulting in a reduced quality of life, chronic pain, and mental anguish. Through a Belviq lawsuit in Arizona civil court, you can collect the compensation you need to recover from these damages.
Common types of compensation in Belviq claims include the following.
- Surgeries, doctor’s visits, and hospitalizations
- Prescription medications
- Disability accommodations
- Live-in caregivers
- Transportation costs
- Emotional distress
- Depression and anxiety
- Chronic pain
You can claim compensation for your past medical expenses, as well as the ongoing treatment you will require in the future. Your attorney will help you determine which damages you could claim, as well as develop a care plan that accounts for your future treatments and the estimated costs of these treatments in the years to come.
Contact an Arizona Belviq Attorney
Did you receive a cancer diagnosis after taking Belviq or Belviq XR? You may be eligible for financial compensation through a lawsuit in Arizona civil court. To fight a drug manufacturer’s legal counsel, however, you need a lawyer to advocate for your best interests.
The Belviq attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can guide you through the complex claims procedures, gather the necessary evidence to prove your injuries, and craft a compelling case in your favor. Schedule your free consultation today to begin the filing process.