Belviq is a weight loss medication recalled from the market in February 2020. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered through a post-approval clinical study that this drug may increase the risk of pancreatic, colon, and lung cancers, leading to significant hardships for former patients.
Under Oregon law, victims of defective drugs may qualify for financial compensation — and Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help. Our attorneys are currently investigating Belviq lawsuits nationwide. We can apply cutting edge research and litigation strategies to strengthen your claim and secure a fair settlement on your behalf.
What Our Law Firm Brings to Your Case
- Our attorneys have secured compensation for thousands of people nationwide, including Oregon. We co-counsel with top firms to achieve the settlement you deserve.
- The court system can be confusing, especially with a defective drug injury. We will handle each aspect of your case so you can focus on your recovery.
- To prove a Belviq claim, you need scientific evidence. Our firm has access to medical expert witnesses and recent research to support your lawsuit.
Who Qualifies for Belviq Litigation?
You may qualify for a Belviq lawsuit if you developed cancer in the pancreas, lungs, or colon. The cancer must have originated in one of these locations, and it cannot have spread from another area of the body to the organ.
You must have taken Belviq for at least six months and received your cancer diagnosis within seven years of taking the medication. Your six-month Belviq use does not have to be consecutive; if you took the medication for four months, took a break, and continued use for at least two more months, you would qualify for litigation.
Compensation in Belviq Lawsuits
Under Oregon law, you can collect two types of damages in a defective drug lawsuit. You can collect economic damages for the financial hardship you sustained as a result of the cancer, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages, and disability accommodations and equipment.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, involve the pain and suffering you endured due to the cancer. This suffering may be physical and emotional, and you can recover compensation for the following types of losses.
- Depression and anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Mental anguish
- Chronic pain
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of care, companionship, or consortium
Calculating your potential settlement is an important step for your Belviq claim, but it can be difficult to know how to accomplish this task. You may not know how much your future medical care will cost, and you may not know how to quantify pain and suffering damages.
Your attorney from Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can handle this process on your behalf, working with medical and economics experts to develop a long-term care plan and applying formulas to determine your estimated settlement value. Your lawyer can also help you gather the evidence you need to establish your need for damages, finding all optimal paths to maximum recovery.
Contact Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC Today
If you took Belviq or Belviq XR within the last seven years and developed cancer, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Shapiro Legal Group, PLLC can help you determine if you qualify for litigation and will advocate aggressively on your behalf during each stage of your lawsuit.
Our attorneys represent Belviq cancer patients nationwide. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and discuss your next steps.