Meridia is a prescription weight-loss drug made by Abbott Laboratories. It’s used with a low-calorie diet to help patients lose weight and keep it off. In October 2010, Abbott Laboratories announced it was pulling Meridia from the shelves after clinical trial data indicated it was linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. If you or a loved one Took Merida and suffered a heart attack or stroke, you may be entitled to compensation. Call our Meridia Lawyers today for a free consultation at 803.252.4800.
How Do I File a Meridia Lawsuit?
If you want to file a lawsuit, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Each state has a limit on when you can file a claim, called a statute of limitations, restricting how long you have to file your Meridia lawsuit. The time limit ranges from state to state. However, if you wait too long, you will be barred from taking legal action.
Meridia Side Effects
The FDA originally approved Meridia in November of 1997. Initially, it was seen as a success as approximately 8 million people have used it around the world.
However, hundreds of users began reporting serious side effects including:
- Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)
- Heart attacks
- Heart valve damage
- Cardiac valve dysfunction
There were also approximately 30 deaths caused by Meridia in the United States.
Many patients that take Meridia experience:
- Dry mouth
- Increased sweating
Have Your Meridia Case Evaluated
Meridia lawsuits claim that Abbott knew and should have warned patients of Meridia’s potentially fatal side effects. The Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. is seeking compensation for Meridia related injuries or for the wrongful deaths of family members who died after taking Meridia. Give us a call today for a free evaluation at 803.252.4800