In March 2002, the Italian Health Ministry suspended the sales of Meridia. Meridia is a prescription weight-loss product manufactured by Abbott Laboratories of North Chicago, Illinois. Meridia is different than the non-prescription weight-loss products advertised on television and online. There are products like Hydroxycut found at Wal-Mart and GNC. However, Meridia is a controlled substance regulated by the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

Meridia is a medication that has the formal name of Sibutramine HCI Monhydrate. Meridia is most often prescribed to individuals to reduce calories and to help people who need to lose 30 lbs. or more.

However, Meridia use comes with serious side effects which include increased blood pressure leading to hypertension, increased heart rate and heart failure. Meridia has been associated with heart attack and stroke.

Users of Meridia have a 16% higher chance of heart attack than other individuals. In a controlled study, it was reported that more than 11% of the Meridia weight-loss prescription patients suffered heart attacks, stroke or death.

In October 2010, the FDA released a safety announcement that recommended that patients stop taking Meridia and that doctors stop prescribing the appetite suppressant because “this drug may pose unnecessary cardiovascular risks to patients.”

If you or someone you love have been injured or have died as a result of taking Meridia, find out whether you may take legal action. Robert Kreisman of Kreisman Law Offices has been handling pharmaceutical litigation and Meridia lawsuits. Kreisman Law Offices has successfully represented individuals who have suffered strokes, heart attacks and other heart problems caused by Meridia.

With Kreisman Law Offices’ years of experience in trying and settling pharmaceutical litigation matters, including Meridia cases, we provide the best possible services to our clients and have achieved unsurpassed results. Our service is unmatched. Please call us 24 hours a day at 312.346.0045 or toll free 800.583.8002 for a free and immediate consultation, or complete a contact form online.

Client Reviews
“We were devastated when our 31 year-old son was killed by a negligent driver. Kreisman Law Offices did everything to help us through this very difficult time, including coming out to the house several times which was a comfort. My wife and I were extremely pleased with Mr. Kreisman’s compassion and care for this very tragic and troubling time.” C.B.
“Bob Kreisman did everything possible in handling the trial of this case. It was devastating that I traumatically lost my leg above the knee in this truck accident. However, it was not an easy case to win. His staff was so prepared for the trial that it was not surprising that the settlement offers continued to rise until we finally accepted the multi-million settlement while the jury was still deciding the case. My wife and I were delighted that we could secure our future with this settlement. We thank Mr. Kreisman and his incredible staff for working so hard for our benefit.” T.P.
“My mother died because doctors dropped the ball. I called Robert Kreisman and he immediately set up an appointment for my entire family. We met at his offices and I was very comfortable that he would do the best for my dad and my brothers. He spent hours with all of us in preparing for depositions and he hired top notch experts, all of which contributed to an incredible settlement before trial. I know that he is dedicated to his cases and particularly to the people he works for and the people who work with him. He continues to be generous in contributing annually to my mother’s memory and to make known to the public the signs and symptoms of brain tumors.” V.S.
“My dad was ignored and mistreated at the nursing home that we placed him in. It didn’t take long for us to realize that we made a big mistake, particularly after my dad developed these terrible bedsores. We transferred him as we were contacting Mr. Kreisman. He was referred to us by a lawyer we have known for a long time and respect his opinion. Mr. Kreisman and his staff worked tirelessly to resolve this case. We were fortunate to have his services and will recommend him to anyone.” T.J.