Recent medical studies have proven that the drug Meridia, also known as sibutramine, which was prescribed as a weight loss, diet, or anti- obesity drug dangerously, increases blood pressure and causes serious side effects. Meridia can cause heart attacks (myocardial infarction or MI) and stroke. The United States Government Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have concluded that the risks of Meridia to the cardiovascular system outweigh any benefit of the drug. The manufacturer, Abbott Laboratories, has withdrawn the drug from the market, in the face of this medical information documenting the dangers of the Meridia.
If you or a loved one has taken Meridia (sibutramine) and experienced a heart attack or stroke, you may have a legal claim for compensation or damages. If you wish to learn more about your legal rights to compensation, please contact attorneys of Abramowitz, Pomerantz & Morehead today at 1-800-909-5529. We are presently evaluating personal injury and class action claims for Meridia cases.