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Attorneys Investigating Claims by Cancer Patients Who Took the Weight-Loss Drug Belviq

By Heidi Culbertson
May 21, 2021
2 min read

Burg Simpson’s mass tort attorneys are now investigating claims by patients diagnosed with cancer after taking the appetite-reducing drug Belviq (lorcaserin) as prescribed by physicians. Last year, the FDA recalled Belviq after a multi-year analysis determined that patients who took the drug had an elevated risk of cancer. Following the research, the FDA stated that “the risks of lorcaserin outweigh its benefits.”

Cancer Patients Filing Claims Against Belviq’s Manufacturer

Patients who developed cancer after taking Belviq or Belviq XR are filing legal claims across the United States against the drug’s manufacturer. Belviq was developed by Arena Pharmaceuticals and later produced by Eisai Inc. Patients claim that the manufacturer was more concerned about profits than patient safety and negligently marketed a dangerous drug before performing the necessary safety testing. Patients also claim that the company failed to warn physicians and patients about the cancer risks posed by Belviq. Plaintiffs have stated that had they been made aware of the potential risks associated with the Belviq, they would not have taken the drug.

You May Be Entitled to Compensation

If you or someone you know were diagnosed with cancer after taking the prescription drug Belviq, you may be entitled to substantial money damages, including compensation for:

  1. Medical bills
  2. Lost wages
  3. Pain and suffering
  4. Loss of quality of life
  5. And more

Contact Burg Simpson Now

You can contact Burg Simpson 24/7 to arrange a free consultation with one of our mass tort attorneys to discuss the details of your case. Call an experienced Belviq lawyer at Burg Simpson now.

Read more about the Belviq case here.

About Burg Simpson Shareholder Seth Katz

Burg Simpson’s Mass Tort Department is skillfully led by shareholder Seth Katz. His practice involves primarily complex and class action litigation on behalf of aggrieved consumers, corporate shareholders, and property owners, and pharmaceutical mass tort litigation on behalf of those injured as a result of their ingestion of prescription medications and the implantation of medical devices.

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