Meridia Lawsuit Lawyers

Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of the diet drug Meridia (also known by the generic name of sibutramine) has announced the voluntary withdrawal of the product due to concerns over an increased risk of heart attack or stroke.

Patients who have used Meridia and suffered a subsequent heart attack or stroke should seek the advice of a qualified, board certified personal injury lawyer to determine if they are entitled to compensation.

Abbott resorted to this measure after being requested to do so by the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). The FDA was prompted to take this drastic action after clinical trials demonstrated a link between the medication and the serious cardiovascular events.

“Physicians are advised to stop prescribing Meridia to their patients, and patients should stop taking this medication. Patients should talk to their health care provider about alternative weight loss and weight loss maintenance programs.”

United States Food and Drug Administration, (“FDA”) October 8, 2010

Meridia was first approved as an obesity drug in 1997 for weight loss and maintenance of weight loss.

If you or a loved on has suffered a heart attack or stroke after taking Meridia, contact an attorney that is board certified in Personal Injury Trial Law to determine if you are entitled to compensation.

Michael P. Fleming, former Harris County Attorney, is board certified as a specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

In addition to being board certified as a specialist in Personal Injury Trial Law and well-known as the former Harris County Attorney, Michael P. Fleming has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer for many years. His Houston law firm is AV rated by Martindale – Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been featured in H-Texas Magazine’s Top Attorneys in Houston issue which features the best Houston lawyers and law firms. He is also one of the small percentage of attorneys in the entire country to have had the privilege of arguing and winning a case before the Supreme Court of the United States.