Belviq Lawsuit Attorneys

Some people struggling with their weight rely on medications to manage their appetite. One of those medications has been linked to cancer and, as of February 2020, removed from the market at the request of the Food and Drug Administration.

Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough is accepting inquiries from people who have been diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq, also known as lorcaserin. We want to hold the maker of Belviq, Eisai Inc. responsible for the suffering its drug has caused users.

Why Belviq is a Major Health Concern for Users

Clinical trials have established a link between Belviq and several types of cancer, especially pancreatic, colorectal, and lung cancers. Concerns about this link prompted the FDA to recall Belviq and Belviq XR in February 2020.

The FDA says that the risks of lorcaserin outweigh the weight management benefits. Though Eisai has yet to acknowledge the risk-benefit opinion of the FDA, it has complied with the FDA’s request to pull the drug.

Meanwhile, users of Belviq are understandably concerned about their health. For anyone suffering from cancer after taking lorcaserin, our attorneys are accepting calls about legal action against Esai Inc.

Contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough to schedule a free case evaluation, so we can help you explore your legal options.

If You’ve Taken Belviq, Look Out for These Signs

Though it’s not clear how many types of cancer might be linked with lorcaserin, it’s known that at least three are associated with this medication. Here are common symptoms of those cancers.

Lung cancer signs and symptoms

  • Shortness of breath
  • A chronic cough
  • Blood from coughing
  • Chronic bronchitis or other respiratory problems
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Weight loss and appetite loss

Pancreatic cancer signs and symptoms

Unfortunately, the early stages of pancreatic cancer cause few symptoms. In more advanced cases, suffers may experience.

  • Abdominal or back pain
  • Jaundice
  • Weight loss
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Blood clots

Colorectal cancer signs and symptoms

  • Blood in stool
  • Irregular or excessive bowl movements
  • Bloating, cramps, or gas
  • Weight loss
  • Fatigue

These are just a few signs of cancer linked to Belviq. If you notice any of these signs and you’ve taken this medication, seek immediate medical attention.

Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough Is Here to Help

Our team has a reputation for getting injured people compensation for drug-related illnesses and injuries. These cases are about more than just payments; they’re also about establishing accountability from a negligent drug maker.

When a drug manufacturer sells a dangerous product, they should pay the costs facing users who trusted that medication to treat their conditions. We have years of experience holding drug manufacturers responsible, and we’re here to help you.

If you want a free case evaluation, contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough to learn more about your legal options. We want to help you get the payment you deserve.