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If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer caused by Belviq, Belviq XR, or another brand of lorcaserin, the Birmingham, AL personal injury lawyers at Fob James Law Firm want to help you. Our biggest concern is making sure you get the justice and the compensation that you deserve. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Contact Fob James Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.

The Problem With Belviq, Belviq XR or Lorcaserin

Belviq and Belviq XR (lorcaserin) are weight-loss medications that are meant to help people with obesity and weight-related health issues curb their hunger, thereby enabling them to potentially lose weight. Unfortunately, based on official findings, Belviq may be dangerous.

In January 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of Belviq and Belviq XR due to evidence linking the drug with an increased risk of cancer. This means that hundreds of thousands of people who thought they were doing something to improve their health were instead potentially damaging it.

If you or a loved one took Belviq, Belviq XR, or another brand of lorcaserin, and were later diagnosed with cancer, you may be entitled to compensation from the drug’s manufacturer. Call Fob James Law Firm today for a free case review. There’s no fee unless we win.

The Risk Of Cancer Is Real

In a five-year, double-blind study of 12,000 patients, those taking Belviq were more likely to be diagnosed with cancer than those taking a placebo (sugar pill). The FDA stated, “A range of cancer types was reported, with several different types of cancers occurring more frequently in the lorcaserin group,” including:

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Lung cancer

The bottom line is Beviq (lorcaserin) is a drug that probably should never have been on the market, and the manufacturers need to be held accountable. Those suffering from a cancer caused by Belviq deserve compensation.

FAQ

Has the FDA Recalled Belviq?

Yes. In February 2020, the FDA requested that manufacturer Eisai pull all Belviq and Belviq XR products from the market. Eisai has complied with this request.

Should I Stop Taking Belviq?

Anyone taking this drug should talk to a healthcare professional about their options.

Who Is Eligible for a Belviq Lawsuit?

If you took Belviq or its generic equivalent and were diagnosed with cancer, you should
consider taking legal action against the drug’s manufacturer. If you meet these criteria, you
may have a case:

  • Over the age of 18
  • Diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq, Belviq XR, or another brand of lorcaserin
  • If a loved one took this weight loss drug and was diagnosed with cancer, you may also contact us on their behalf

What Can I Recover From a Belviq Lawsuit?

Every case is unique, but people who successfully file drug or medical device lawsuits can recover money for some of the following damages:

  • Past and future medical bills (including medication, hospital stays, and in-home care)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Funeral expenses (in the vent of a loved one’s death)
  • Broadly speaking, a plaintiff could be entitled to compensation for any past and future costs associated with their cancer diagnosis

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Lawyer?

It costs nothing upfront to hire us. Fob James Law Firm operates on the contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully resolve your case. Our fees come out of a favorable settlement or jury award, not out of your pocket.

Contact Alabama Belviq Lawyers For Help

At Fob James Law Firm, our job is to help you to the best of our ability and fight for you. If you’ve suffered cancer as a result of using Belviq, you should contact us immediately. We can determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit or not. It won’t cost you anything to speak with us. Additionally, you’ll never pay us anything until we successfully settle or win your case in court. Our Alabama Belviq attorneys are experienced, dedicated, and they truly care about you. We treat all of our clients exactly how we would want our own family members to be treated. Contact us right now at 205-407-6009 or set up a free case evaluation so we can help you.