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New Hampshire Attorneys for Belviq Recall Lawsuits

Belviq Lawsuits Filed After Cancer Risk Sparks FDA Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested the recall of Belviq and Belviq XR (lorcaserin) from the market, stating that the potential risk of cancer outweighs the benefits of the weight-loss drug. In February 2020, manufacturer Eisai Co., Ltd. complied with the voluntary recall—but for many who took Belviq, it was already too late.

If you have been diagnosed with cancer because of Belviq or its generic equivalent, you may be eligible for financial compensation.

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Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. has 40 years of experience in taking on manufacturers over dangerous drugs. To date, we have won millions in client recoveries using our results-driven, client-centered approach. While no lawyer can guarantee a favorable outcome for your case, we will apply our proven approach when representing you. What’s more, we will take the time to see that our strategy is tailored to fit your case.

We aim to maximize your compensation; we also aim to make legal action as easy as possible for you. To better serve you, we have offices in Concord, Dover, Manchester and Nashua, as well as in Portland, Maine.

Contact Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. online today to speak with a New Hampshire Belviq attorney in a free consultation.

About the 2020 Belviq Recall

The FDA first approved the drug in 2012 under the condition that Eisai would evaluate the drug’s potential threat to cardiovascular health. A thorough clinical trial was conducted over a span of 5 years. Twelve thousand patients participated. Sadly, cardiovascular health did not end up being the problem; instead, it was found that Belviq put patients at a heightened risk of developing various cancers.

What Kind of Cancer Does Belviq Cause?

The FDA found that Belviq could lead to several cancer diagnoses. The most common were found to be:

  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Lung cancer

Who Can File a Belviq Lawsuit?

If you took Belviq, Belviq XR or generic lorcaserin and were diagnosed with cancer, you likely qualify to sue the drug’s manufacturer. A Belviq lawsuit could result in full compensation for your hospital bills, medication expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost earnings and more.

You may also file suit on behalf of a loved one if they were diagnosed with cancer due to these drugs. However, they must be unable to file suit on their own, either because they are under 18 years of age, incapacitated or have passed away.

All manufacturers have a duty to ensure that their drugs are safe for use. If there are any health risks, they are legally obligated to disclose them. Therefore, manufacturers should be held accountable for allowing Belviq and generic lorcaserin to remain on the market for 8 years, without any warning of their link to cancer.

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Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.’s New Hampshire lawyers have taken on powerful companies and corporations many times over defective products and drugs. We have the skills, insight and experience needed to represent you. There are, however, time limits to every case, so don’t wait to reach out to us.

Call a Belviq lawyer at (888) 801-9916 today. We represent clients throughout Northern New England.

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