Every year in Connecticut and throughout the United States thousands of people suffer injury, illness and even death due to the use of unknowingly dangerous or defective prescription drugs. If you or your family have suffered injury and ill effects due to the prescription drug, Belviq, the pharmaceutical personal injury lawyers at Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki, LLC can provide the legal help to aggressively pursue your Belviq class action lawsuit. We will work with you to hold all responsible parties accountable and help you obtain the financial compensation that you deserve. Call or Text our Law Firm at (860) 674-8000 (or submit your case HERE) and speak directly with a licensed attorney. You will learn about your legal rights and how Jazlowiecki Law may be able to help you with your Belviq lawsuit. The Consultation is always 100% Free, and our lawyers will assist you by evaluating your claim for free. Jazlowiecki Law has been protecting the rights of the Severely Injured since 1974.
What is the Belviq Lawsuit?
Belviq (lorcaserin) is a medication used for chronic weight management that works by stimulating the serotonin 2C receptor which produces a feeling of fullness.It is approved for use in patients with a BMI over 30 or in patients with a BMI over 27 who also have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes.
Before Belviq was approved, the FDA noted in its review that rat studies showed a link with breast cancer and a particular type of brain tumor.Following its approval in 2012, the FDA required that the company conduct a post-marketing clinical trialto examine long-term safety related to cardiac and other chronic effects.
On January 14, 2020, the FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication stating that they were analyzing the clinical trial data for a possible increase in cancer rates with Belviq use. Then on February 13, 2020, the FDA requested that Belviq be pulled from the market due to the potential cancer risk. Eisai complied, immediately withdrawing the medication from the U.S. market while also stating that they did not believe there was any cancer risk.
The data from this trial (called CAMELLIA-TIMI) shows the largest increased risks for lung, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers. For each of these cancers, the data appears to show at or above a doubling of the risk although analysis by an epidemiologist is necessary to tell for sure and to check for significance.
What are Belviq’s Dangerous Side Effects?
- Colorectal cancer;
- Lung cancer; or
- Pancreatic cancer.
Is there a deadline to bring an Belviq Lawsuit?
Every potential defective drug lawsuit has a statute of limitations,which places a deadline on the amount of time that someone must file a lawsuit. every state has their own statutes of limitations, and the time periods vary by state. Statutes of limitations apply in all civil cases, including personal injury cases and product liability cases. Most defective drug and pharmaceutical claims fall into one of these two categories, including Belviq. It is in your best interest to have your claim investigated immediately so you know your applicable deadline.
How much does a Belviq Lawyer Cost?
NOTHING. At Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki, our drug and pharmaceutical attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. Our firm only gets paid if a settlement or verdict is reached. If there is no recovery you are not responsible for any fees and there are no out of pocket expenses. Evaluating your potential Belviq case is also free.
Do I have a Belviq Lawsuit?
If you or a family member have taken Belviq and have suffered some of the effects listed above, you may have a potential claim against the makers of Belviq. To fully investigate and evaluate your claim, we encourage you to immediately contact the attorneys at Jazlowiecki & Jazlowiecki, who will evaluate your claim for FREE. Call or Text our Law Firm at (860) 674-8000 (or submit your case HERE) and speak directly with a licensed attorney.