Belviq Lung Cancer Risk & Lawsuits
Does popular weight loss drug Belviq put people at an increased risk for lung cancer? Recent studies suggest that taking Belviq or Belviq XR may lead to an increased risk of lung, colon, and other cancers. In February 2020, the FDA requested a recall of Belviq due to these findings.
If you or a loved one have taken Belviq or Belviq XR and later developed lung cancer, you may qualify for a Belviq lawsuit. Call Riddle & Brantley at 1-800-525-7111 today for a FREE review of your case with one of our experienced dangerous drug lawyers.
There is significant Belviq lung cancer risk associated with this popular weight loss / weight management drug and we are ready to help however we can. Call 1-800-525-7111 and let an experienced Belviq cancer lawyer at Riddle & Brantley review your claim today.
What is Belviq?
Belviq (lorcaserin) is a prescription medication that is used to help overweight or obese adults in their weight loss and weight management efforts. It is manufactured and distributed in the U.S. by the pharmaceutical company Eisai Inc. under the brand names Belviq and Belviq XR.
In recent years, research has indicated a link between Belviq and lung cancer, as well as certain other types of cancer like pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer.
Does Belviq Cause Lung Cancer?
Alarming research reveals that Belviq may cause lung cancer.
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial — conducted by Eisai Inc. in 2018 under the direction of the FDA to evaluate the risk of cardiovascular problems in patients taking the drug — it was revealed that while there was not a risk of cardiovascular problems associated with Belviq, an increased risk of cancer diagnosis (including lung cancer) was found in those taking Bleviq vs. the placebo.
“Belviq may cause lung cancer and our attorneys are actively investigating these claims.”
–Gene Riddle, Belviq Lawsuit Attorney
The National Library of Medicine later did an analysis of the study to investigate the validity of these results. Its findings support those of the initial studies and suggest that the greatest incidents of risk lie in patients developing lung or pancreatic cancers.
This links Belviq to a significant increased risk for lung cancer in people who have taken the drug. Studies are still ongoing, but so far the research supports these claims.
To be clear, research suggests that Belviq can cause lung cancer. Potential victims deserve justice.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation concerning a potential Belviq lung cancer claim, please call 1-800-525-7111.
There are no upfront costs and you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your claim.
“I’m taking Belviq. What should I do?”
The FDA recommends that patients taking Belviq stop taking the medication immediately and contact their physician for more information on next steps to take.
While there is no recommendation for immediate cancer screening, you should talk to your doctor about your risk for cancer and what alternative treatments may be available to help you manage your weight.
“Do I Qualify for a Belviq Lung Cancer Lawsuit?”
If you have taken Belviq and developed lung cancer, you may qualify for a Belviq cancer lawsuit.
In order to qualify for a Belviq lawsuit, you must meet the following criteria:
- You must be under 70 years of age
- You must have been prescribed Belviq or Belviq XR after June 2012
- You must have been officially diagnosed with one of the following cancers after taking Belviq:
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- You must have received your cancer diagnosis 6 months or more after starting Belviq
These are only the basic criteria we have outlined here. Additional cancers may also be linked to Belviq, and research is ongoing.
For a full review of your case to see if you qualify for a Belviq lawsuit, call Riddle & Brantley today at 1-800-525-7111 or fill out our convenient form below. We can offer a FREE, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced dangerous drug attorneys to help advise you on your legal options.
If you decide to hire us to represent you, you won’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.
“Why should I hire Riddle & Brantley for my Belviq lawsuit?”
At Riddle & Brantley, our Belviq lung cancer attorneys have over 220+ years of combined experience fighting for our clients against potentially negligent drug manufacturers like Eisai Inc. These companies have skilled legal teams on their side to help them avoid responsibility for the damage their products may cause — and you deserve an aggressive injury law firm on your side. We’ve recovered more than $600 million in compensation for our clients since 2000 alone and we’re ready to help however we can.
“I would recommend them to anyone. They fought hard for me.”
–Christine W., Riddle & Brantley client
If you’re in the midst of fighting lung cancer or other unintended Belviq side effects after taking your prescribed medication, you need to focus on healing, not lengthy court battles. At Riddle & Brantley, we’re dedicated to shouldering the legal work so you can focus on healing.
We also know how medical bills and other expenses can pile up due to these injuries. At Riddle & Brantley, you’ll never pay ANY attorney’s fees unless we win money for you.
If you or a loved one have suffered lung cancer due to Belviq (or another type of cancer), call us today at 1-800-525-7111 for a FREE, no-obligation case review.
At Riddle & Brantley, we believe that Justice Counts. Let us show you how much.
Call 1-800-525-7111 and let’s review your potential Belviq lung cancer claim.
*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.