Ohio residents who struggle with their weight may ask their doctors for additional medications that can help with this process. One weight loss drug, Belviq, may raise patients’ risk of certain types of cancer, leading to serious physical, emotional, and financial harm.
If you used to take Belviq and developed colorectal, lung, or pancreatic cancer, Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help. Our attorneys have helped thousands of people receive the settlements they need to recover from dangerous and defective products.
What Our Lawyer Brings to Your Case
- Our firm has over 20 years of experience in mass tort litigation, specializing in dangerous and defective drugs.
- We have access to expert witnesses who can provide testimony on your behalf and leading Ohio personal injury firms to assist us with your Belviq lawsuit.
- Our firm offers nationwide legal services for Belviq victims, and our attorneys are committed to providing you the best possible representation for your claim.
Why Was Belviq Recalled?
In February 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) asked Belviq’s manufacturers to voluntarily withdraw the drug from the market. This decision came after the company published a clinical study on Belviq and Belviq XR’s impacts on heart health.
While no correlation exists between Belviq and adverse cardiovascular events, the study did reveal a higher risk of cancer development among Belviq patients. 7.7% of Belviq patients developed cancer over the study period, compared to 7.1% of patients in the placebo control group.
Your Legal Options After Taking Belviq in Ohio
Cancer can lead to serious physical, financial, and emotional consequences, from high medical costs to a lost quality of life and an inability to go back to work. If someone else’s negligence is responsible for your cancer, you deserve financial compensation — and you can collect a settlement by filing a lawsuit against the at-fault party in Ohio civil court.
You may qualify for a Belviq lawsuit if you developed lung, pancreatic, or colorectal cancer after taking the drug. You must develop the cancer within seven years after taking Belviq for at least six months. The six-month period does not have to be consecutive.
What to Do If You Believe You Have Belviq-Related Cancer
Cancer symptoms can vary from person to person, and they also depend on the type of cancer you are experiencing. Lung cancer patients may experience a worsening cough, chest pain, or blood in their spit, while pancreatic cancer patients may develop jaundice and experience belly or back pain.
Common symptoms of colorectal cancer include constipation, blood in the stool, and abdominal bloating. Generally, unexpected weight loss, nausea, and fatigue are common symptoms among cancer patients.
If you notice any unusual symptoms within seven years of taking Belviq, seek medical attention immediately. Save all records from your visits, and contact an attorney from Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC as soon as possible.
Are You a Belviq Cancer Victim in Ohio?
If you received a diagnosis for colorectal, lung, or pancreatic cancer within seven years of taking Belviq, you may qualify for financial compensation. The attorneys at Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help you file your lawsuit in Ohio civil court.
We partner with leading personal injury and mass tort firms to provide you with the best possible legal representation. Contact our firm today to discuss your story and options for compensation.