Belviq Lawsuit Lawyer

Our law firm is currently handling lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have been injured after taking Belviq. Lawsuits against the manufacturers of Belviq claim that patients who used the medication have an increased risk of developing cancer.

What Do We Know About Belviq Lawsuits?

Belviq is a weight loss drug marketed by Eisai Inc. that was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012. Belviq is prescribed to assist patients who are obese or have weight related medical issues. A safety trial by the FDA concluded that Belviq is linked to pancreatic, lung, and colorectal cancer. In February 2020, the FDA requested that the pharmaceutical company voluntarily withdraw Belviq from the market.

As of August 2021, there were approximately 20 lawsuits pending in the federal court system related to cancer in Belviq users. The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ruled that the litigants’ claims would not be centralized under a single judge. It is expected that the litigation will include hundreds or thousands of more claims as Belviq users continue to experience adverse health events.

Belviq Injuries

Belviq has been linked to the development of pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and lung cancer. According to the FDA’s study, 7.7% of those taking Belviq developed cancer while only 7.1% of those taking a placebo were diagnosed with cancer.

Can I Recover Compensation for My Injuries in a Belviq Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been injured by Belviq, you may recover compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to your injury.

How Our Law Firm Can Help You

The Lake Law Firm was founded by Edward J. Lake, Esq., a personal injury lawyer for over 25 years. Our dedicated team of attorneys is committed to seeking justice on behalf of those who have suffered injury or death due to the negligence of others. Our experienced attorneys handle many different types of pharmaceutical drugs, medical devices, and other defective products. The lawyers in our firm have helped collect millions of dollars for their clients. The Lake Law Firm will advocate for you and your rights. Please contact us for a free confidential case evaluation at (888) 274-0139 or submit an inquiry on this page.

Belviq and the FDA

Eisai was required to conduct a study on the cardiovascular effects of Belviq when it was granted FDA approval in 2012. In 2020, however, Belviq was taken off the market after a five-year double-blind study of 12,000 individuals to analyze cardiovascular side effects revealed that those who took Belviq were at an increased risk of pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancers. As a result of its unexpected finding, the FDA urged the voluntary removal of Belviq from the market.

Belviq’s labeling provides warnings about the risks of certain cardiovascular events (specifically decreases in white and red blood cell counts) when compared to placebo groups. However, Belviq’s label does not warn users about an increased risk of cancer in humans.

Liability Law and Belviq

  • Manufacturers of Belviq may be liable for design and manufacturing defects that led to a heightened risk of cancer.
  • Belviq’s product labeling lists cardiovascular risks but does not indicate that Belviq is linked to various cancers including pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and lung cancer.