Meridia lawyers are legal professionals committed to aggressively representing the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries due to use of the obesity medication Meridia. Generically labeled as sitbutramine, Meridia is an effective appetite suppressant that, when used in combination with a healthful diet and regular exercise, helps patients lose and keep off weight. Meridia was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1997. It is marketed in the U.S. by Abbott Laboratories, and has been estimated to have been used by 8 million people worldwide.
Regardless of its success at treating obesity, Meridia has been found to cause a number of serious side effects and, in the worst cases, wrongful death. Meridia lawyers are aware of the risks associated with the use of Meridia and are up to date on all of the latest Meridia FDA warnings.
When to See a Meridia Lawyer
Meridia patients who develop any of the following drug-related side effects should attend a free initial consultation with a skilled Meridia attorney to learn more about their legal rights and entitlements:
- Heart attack
- Heart valve dysfunction
- Primary pulmonary hypertension
- Thoughts of suicide
While more than 30 Meridia-related wrongful deaths have been reported to the FDA, hundreds of other patients have reported that Meridia has caused one or more of the above side effects.
How a Meridia Lawyer Can Help
Qualified Meridia lawyers fully comprehend the nuances of ongoing Meridia litigation, as well as the history and FDA’s warnings associated with this appetite suppressant. Studies on Meridia note the following severe side effects:
- cardiovascular problems
- cardiovascular side effects in patients with a history of heart conditions (New England Journal of Medicine, September 2010).
Along with being familiar with these clinical findings, Meridia lawyers know that Abbott Laboratories voluntarily pulled Meridia off of the market in the U.S. due to mounting FDA warnings and growing public concern.
If you or a loved one used Meridia and suffered from any side effect including heart attack, heart valve damage, primary pulmonary hypertension, jaundice, seizures, and stroke you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.