Colorectal, pancreatic, and lung cancer are serious conditions that can lead to serious financial, physical, and psychological hardship. Studies suggest that Belviq and Belviq XR, two weight loss medications no longer available on the market, may increase patients’ risk for these diseases.
Cancer can have a severe impact on your quality of life, and if you are a former Belviq patient, you may be able to collect compensation for your losses. Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can guide you through the lawsuit process.
Why Choose Our Illinois Belviq Lawsuit Lawyer
- Our firm prides itself on our responsiveness to our clients. We will respond to your query within 24 hours and our attorneys will answer any questions you may have.
- We represent clients nationwide, including Illinois residents. To ensure you receive top representation, our nationwide belviq attorneys partner with leading local firms to craft your claim.
- Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC specializes in defective and dangerous drug litigation, and we have cultivated the resources and skills necessary to handle these complex cases.
Potential Damages in Illinois Belviq Lawsuits
A post-approval study by Belviq’s manufacturers discovered that Belviq patients saw higher rates of cancer development (7.7%) than patients in the control group (7.1%). Specifically, Belviq patients developed pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancers within seven years of using the medication. These patients took Belviq for at least six months.
If you meet these criteria, you may qualify for a lawsuit against Belviq’s manufacturers. Through a lawsuit, you can collect compensation for the economic and non-economic harm you suffered as a result of the cancer diagnosis.
Common types of compensation Belviq victims may claim include the following.
- Surgeries, hospitalizations, and doctor’s visits
- Prescription medication for cancer treatment
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Emotional distress
- Chronic pain and disability
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
- Depression and anxiety
Do You Need a Lawyer in Illinois?
To prove that you should receive compensation for your Belviq-related cancer, you will need to prove a series of facts. First, you must prove you developed cancer within the appropriate time period. Next, you must prove Belviq is defective or lacked adequate warnings. Finally, you must prove Belviq’s defect or insufficient warnings directly caused your cancer.
Accomplishing this task requires a great deal of legal knowledge, access to resources, and experience working with similar defective drug cases. Hiring an attorney can provide you with the means necessary to prove your claim.
- Your attorney will have connections to medical experts who can validate your claims.
- Your lawyer will likely be working with other Belviq patients, and can apply similar strategies to your case.
- You may need to defend your claim against corporate legal teams, and your lawyer will have the negotiation and trial experience necessary to handle these complex situations.
- Many lawsuits settle out of the courtroom, and you do not want to accept a lower settlement than you deserve. Your lawyer will evaluate all settlement offers for viability.
While hiring an attorney may seem like a large commitment, seeking the assistance of a Belviq lawyer is an investment in your future — and Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC is on the cutting edge of Illinois Belviq litigation.
Contact an Illinois Belviq Attorney Today
Have you received a cancer diagnosis after taking Belviq or Belviq XR? Studies and the experiences of former patients suggest that this drug increases your risk of pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancer — and if you develop these cancers, you may be eligible for financial compensation.
Contact Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC to schedule your free consultation and discuss your claim. Our attorneys will advise you on the best course of action and help strategize your next steps.