Several lawsuits are pending against the makers of Belviq, a drug that is meant to treat cancer. These lawsuits seek compensation for damages caused by the drug’s use. The lawsuits also allege that the company misled consumers about the risk of cancer.
Several plaintiffs’ lawyers filed lawsuits against Belviq manufacturers after the FDA requested a voluntary recall of the drug. The FDA was concerned that Belviq might be linked to cancer and wanted to take the drug off the market. Thousands of people who took Belviq were later diagnosed with cancer.
The FDA found that patients taking Belviq were more likely to get cancer than those taking a placebo. The most common type of cancer was pancreatic cancer, but other types were also reported. Approximately 7.7% of patients taking Belviq developed cancer. This is not a rare percentage. Other patients reported symptoms such as enlarged breasts, low blood sugar, and easy bruising/bleeding. The FDA recommended patients take another form of treatment if possible.
The FDA also questioned the validity of the results of Belviq’s clinical trials. They cited a number of issues, including poor documentation and pathology errors. They also stated that the results of Belviq’s preclinical rat studies suggested that the drug could cause cancer. This led the FDA to reject Belviq’s NDA in 2010.
The FDA said that it would be able to withdraw Belviq from the market if the manufacturer failed to address these issues. After several years, the manufacturer, Eisai, Inc., finally recalled the drug from the market. Eisai said that it would work with the FDA to remove the drug from the market.
The plaintiffs’ lawyers have also asked the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML), which oversees the Eastern District of Louisiana, to consolidate all federal Belviq lawsuits into a single case. However, JPML has denied the request and the lawsuits will remain scattered. Some attorneys are pursuing compensation for their clients, while others want to settle for an undisclosed amount.
In addition to the plaintiffs’ lawyers, some patients who developed cancer have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of Belviq. Some have filed claims for punitive damages, and others have filed claims for failure to warn. However, the timing of the recall has slowed the pace of the lawsuits.
Currently, thirteen cases are pending in the federal court. In May, a judge decided to stay the proceedings until August 2022. However, the judge refused to dismiss the lawsuits, citing a number of issues. Most notably, the judge refused to dismiss claims for design defect and failure to warn.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuits claim that the FDA should have known of the cancer risks in Belviq’s initial clinical trials. They also claim that Belviq’s manufacturer, Eisai, Inc., deceptively advertised Belviq, and failed to warn patients of the cancer risks. The lawsuit is asking a federal court to certify a Belviq class, and to award damages to all Belviq users.
A lawsuit filed by a woman named Barbara Zottola in the Eastern District of Louisiana is seeking damages for fraud and breach of implied warranty. In addition, Zottola claims that the FDA should have known that Belviq could cause cancer. She is suing Belviq’s manufacturer, Eisai, and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Several Belviq lawsuits have been filed after the FDA recalled Belviq from the market last year. These lawsuits have been filed against both Arena Pharmaceuticals and Eisai, Inc. These companies are suspected to be at least partly responsible for the cancer risks associated with Belviq.
Belviq was originally approved by the FDA in 2012 as a weight-control drug, but it was later found to have an increased risk of cancer. The FDA warned the public about this risk, and requested Belviq be pulled from the market. Despite these warnings, many people took Belviq and later developed cancer.
The FDA was not able to explain the cause of the increased risk of cancer, and it advised Belviq users to stop taking the drug. Belviq patients were also warned to consult with their healthcare provider about alternative treatments. Some patients reported feeling suicidal and reported enlarged breasts. They also reported bruising and bleeding easily. Some reported mood changes, low blood sugar, and other mental and emotional changes.
The FDA approved Belviq after a clinical trial involving 12,000 patients. The study found that Belviq was associated with cancer, although it did not find any links to colon cancer. It also found a link to pancreatic cancer.
However, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that Belviq is associated with an abnormally high risk of cancer in long-term users. It also found that the drug is associated with breast cancer.
One woman who used Belviq and later developed breast cancer filed a product liability lawsuit against the company. She alleged that the company did not adequately test Belviq for its cancer risks. This lawsuit is the first Belviq lawsuit filed in a federal court.
Belviq is a prescription drug that contains the chemical Lorcaserin. This drug is a hormone appetite suppressant. It was developed by Arena Pharmaceuticals. Belviq was approved by the FDA in 2013, despite several studies that found it to be associated with cancer.
It is important to consult with a doctor to ensure that you are receiving the best possible medical care. It is also important to follow your doctor’s orders to make sure that you are receiving all the care that you need. A Belviq attorney can help you build a strong case for financial compensation.
As of October 2018, several Belviq lawsuits have been filed. These lawsuits are being filed against both Arena Pharmaceuticals and Eisai, and there are plans to expand the cases into a consumer class action. The case will seek money back from the manufacturer, as well as punitive damages to punish the manufacturer for its actions.
Belviq lawsuits can be filed by anyone who took Belviq and later developed cancer. It is important to file your case as soon as possible to ensure that your case is properly prepared. Your lawyer will also be able to calculate the total damages that you have incurred due to the cancer. It is also important to gather all the relevant medical records and information. You may also need to show the cost of medical treatment and other expenses related to the cancer.
Survivors of cancer caused by Belviq can file a wrongful death claim to help cover costs associated with burial and other expenses. These lawsuits also hold the drug manufacturer accountable for their negligence.
Belviq is a prescription weight-control drug that is being investigated for its connection to cancer. The drug was approved in 2012, but was recalled in 2018. In recent years, a number of people have filed product liability lawsuits against the makers of Belviq. Those claims allege that the makers concealed information about the drug’s cancer risk and failed to warn patients about the risks.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) discovered reports of several types of cancer after receiving adverse event reports from Belviq users. In February 2020, the FDA asked Belviq to be removed from the market, citing a risk for cancer. However, the company continued to market the drug in spite of these concerns.
The most common type of cancer resulting from the drug is pancreatic cancer. The five-year survival rate is relatively low, at least when compared to other types of cancer. It has also been reported that Belviq users may also experience movement disorders, which can affect blood pressure and body temperature.
Although the long-term effects of the drug on cancer are still unknown, many people have suffered from the effects. Belviq’s makers, Arena Pharmaceuticals and Eisai Co., Ltd., are facing hundreds of lawsuits.
Belviq cancer lawsuits may also be filed as part of a class action lawsuit. These lawsuits claim that the makers failed to warn users about the drug’s risks. Depending on the severity of the injury, the injured party may be able to recover monetary damages for their pain and suffering, lost wages, and other costs. In addition, punitive damages may be awarded in certain cases. This type of award is meant to punish the at-fault party for their negligence and stop future wrongdoing.
In some cases, the drug company may be held liable for exemplary damages. This is a type of award that is awarded in cases where the manufacturer was grossly negligent. It is also awarded in cases where the drug caused serious side effects.
Cancer is a debilitating disease that has the potential to cause a great deal of grief and pain. When a person is diagnosed with the disease, they may want to contact an attorney to discuss their options for legal action. Whether the person is filing a claim on behalf of a loved one or on their own, the attorneys at Marin and Barrett, Inc. have decades of experience in valuing cases and determining possible compensation.
The attorneys at the firm have experience with cases in the local Arizona area as well as national MDL proceedings. They offer a free case review to determine whether or not the individual is eligible for compensation. The firm also represents clients in settlement talks and court proceedings.
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