What Damages Can You Claim If You Develop an Illness After Using Belviq?

The brand name Belviq refers to a generic group of drugs called lorcaserin. This drug works as a serotonin receptor agonist for weight loss as it targets those chemicals in the brain that influence appetite. Recently, however, in 2020, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of Belviq from the consumer market due to concerns about raised occurrences of cancer in patients who used this drug. 

An experienced Belviq cancer lawyer can be consulted to determine whether you are eligible to participate in a lawsuit against the company that manufactures Belviq. 

The compensation you can file claims for:

Research is underway to explore how the manufacturer of Belviq may be responsible for a case of product liability as they failed to reveal to the customers the link between administering Belviq and an increased tendency to develop cancer. 

Suppose you or someone you know is a victim of grave health complications after using Belviq, especially cancer formation. In that case, you are eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit, a wrongful death lawsuit, or a class-action lawsuit. There are a few allegations that characterize a defective drug lawsuit:

  1. Designing and manufacturing a defective product 
  2. Failure to hold pre-trial use survey
  3. Providing incomplete information about their product, including its potential side effects and safety 

An injured patient can move the court concerning a design defect, manufacturing defect, and a defect of failure to warn of possible consequences. Regardless of the nature of your complaint, there are a few common heads under which you can file for compensation in a Belviq Lawsuit:

  • All medical expenses connected to Belviq-related cancer 

The compensation includes therapy costs (chemo or radiation), medicines, medical tests, and examination fees. 

  • Loss of current as well as future earnings

The illness you develop as a consequence of using Belviq may directly affect your job perspectives and your performance in your current workplace. 

  • Emotional anguish

Being diagnosed with a grave illness after taking prescription medicine that gave no prior warning can have a severe psychological effect on you.

  • Pain and suffering 

If you are diagnosed with cancer after taking Belviq, you may have to undergo medical procedures and tests that you otherwise would not have had to.

  • Loss of enjoyment of life – 

All this directly influences your life and resources and being hospitalized or under observation can adversely impact your quality of life.

  • Permanent disability 

If you are diagnosed with a grave illness because of Belviq, you may also develop a related (or unrelated) case of disability.

  • Wrongful death

In most extreme cases, a patient may be diagnosed with cancer using Belviq and then pass away due to those complications. Relatives and families of such a person would file a lawsuit against the company. 

If you or your loved ones have been diagnosed with cancer or any other serious illness as a consequence of using Belviq, you must contact your attorney, who will guide you to the most lucrative way of claiming compensation at the lowest cost possible. 

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