In February 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked for a voluntary recall of the weight loss drug Belviq after discovering that the drug may raise patients’ risk of cancer. A post-approval study revealed that 7.7% of Belviq patients developed cancer over the research period — compared to 7.1% of placebo patients.
Colorado residents who used to take Belviq or its once-a-day formulation, Belviq XR, may be eligible for financial compensation. If you believe you qualify for a Belviq lawsuit, the attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help.
Why Choose a Lawyer From Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC?
- We have over 20 years of legal experience, handling thousands of personal injury and mass tort cases — including lawsuits against dangerous drug manufacturers.
- Our attorneys represent injured Belviq patients nationwide, and we are on the cutting edge of valuable research developments that can support your claim.
- We know how to calculate the full value of your claim, and will advocate for your maximum possible recovery at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.
Proving a Belviq Lawsuit in Colorado
If you developed lung, cancer, or colorectal cancer within seven years of taking Belviq or Belviq XR, you may qualify for a Belviq lawsuit. However, you and your attorney will need to establish four key elements for the court to award a settlement.
- You suffered an injury or losses.
- The product is defective.
- You suffered an injury as a result of the defect.
- You used the product as the manufacturer intended.
In the case of a Belviq lawsuit, your injury and losses will involve your cancer diagnosis and subsequent harm, including lost wages, medical treatment and expenses, and any physical or emotional pain and suffering. Emerging evidence shows that Belviq may heighten cancer risk, and medical records, expert testimony, and scientific research can establish that you developed cancer due to the medication. Your medical records can also establish that you used Belviq in the intended manner.
Why Hire an Attorney for Your Belviq Claim in Colorado?
Dangerous drug claims can be difficult to litigate without an attorney on your side. Belviq lawsuits are no different; although research does show that Belviq may raise patients’ risk of cancer, attorneys and medical experts are still collecting evidence to establish that this medication is dangerous.
Remaining on the cutting edge of these developments is important for a Belviq lawsuit, and hiring an attorney with access to new research can benefit your claim. The attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC are working on Belviq litigation across the country, and have over 20 years of experience working with hundreds of victims of dangerous drugs.
We can apply these skills, legal knowledge, and new research developments to strengthen your claim. Our firm also has access to medical expert witnesses who can provide testimony in your claim, establishing your need for damages. Your lawyer can help you calculate your damages, gather valuable evidence, and guide you through each stage of your lawsuit, from negotiations and pre-trial investigations to discovery and trial.
Contact Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC
Cancer can lead to serious damages, from expensive medical bills to lost wages and lengthy, intensive treatment. If you believe Belviq caused your cancer, you deserve just compensation for your injuries — and hiring an attorney to represent your best interests can help.
The Belviq lawsuit attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC fights for the rights of Belviq cancer patients throughout the country, including Colorado. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our lawyers.