Ozempic Lawsuit

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An Ozempic Lawsuit Attorney Dedicated to Helping Real People Injured by Diabetes Medications and Weight Loss Drugs Pursue the Compensation They Deserve

Dozens of patients nationwide have filed lawsuits alleging that Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, and similar medications have only made their health worse. These drugs that are prescribed to either manage diabetes effectively or reach a healthier weight may pose the risk of side effects as serious as stomach paralysis and intestinal obstruction. If you have suffered significant harm from taking these weight loss and diabetes drugs, an Ozempic lawyer can help you understand your legal options and pursue financial compensation. 

The knowledgeable defective product lawyers at Team Law are ready to assist you. Contact us today to have an Ozempic lawsuit attorney review your case for free. 

Ozempic and Other Semaglutide Lawsuits

Thanks to celebrities’ widely publicized off-label use of the diabetes drug for weight loss, Ozempic has become a household name. Other drugs in this class are also involved in the ongoing litigation through which injured patients are seeking financial compensation. 

The medications named in the lawsuits include: 

Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus are trade names for semaglutide. Mounjaro is the brand name for tirzepatide, and Trulicity is the trade name for dulaglutide. All of these brand-name medications are part of the class of drugs known as glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists, or GLP-1 RAs. 

Ozempic and related medications are prescribed to either treat and manage diabetes or facilitate weight loss. Because they work in similar ways, each of these GLP-1 RAs has been named in lawsuits in which patients complain of serious gastrointestinal injuries and other complications. 

Injuries in Ozempic Lawsuit Claims 

Tens of thousands of gastrointestinal-related adverse events have been reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in connection with Ozempic, Rybelsus, Wegovy, Trulicity, and Mounjaro. 

According to the researchers behind a study published in 2022 in Frontiers in Public Health, dozens of deaths nationwide have also been linked to semaglutide-induced gastrointestinal adverse events. 

Gastroparesis (Stomach Paralysis) 

Slowing down digestion causes you to feel full longer, suppressing appetite and facilitating weight loss. When digestion is slowed down too much, however, the delayed gastric emptying can have negative effects on your life. 

In gastroparesis, a functional disorder of the nerves and muscles that make up the digestive system, the stomach muscles that would normally contract to push food through the digestive tract may activate too slowly or not activate at all. This condition is also referred to as stomach paralysis. 

Gastroparesis often causes symptoms such as the following: 

Stomach paralysis is more than fleeting discomfort. The condition can be life-altering. 

Intestinal Obstruction 

Delays in digestion may end up contributing to an additional problem of the gastrointestinal tract: obstruction. The medical term for blocked intestines is ileus. 

One way delayed gastric emptying can contribute to an intestinal blockage is through mechanical obstruction. When food sits in the stomach too long, these remnants can become compacted into a hardened mass called a bezoar. This mass can block the way into the intestines and through the digestive tract. Ileus can also occur due to bowel problems that have no structural or mechanical causes, according to the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus

Intestinal obstruction can constitute a life-threatening medical emergency. If the blockage causes a perforation or tear of the intestine, bowel contents could leak out into other parts of the body, putting the patient at risk of life-threatening infections like peritonitis and sepsis. These blockages can also cut off blood supply to the intestine, contributing to gangrene, or tissue death. 

Gallstones and Gallbladder Conditions 

Lawsuits against Ozempic and related medications have also been filed over damage to another part of the digestive system, the gallbladder. Although not as critical to digestion as the stomach and intestines, the gallbladder aids in digestion mainly by storing bile, a fluid produced by the liver that breaks down fats in the food you eat into fatty acids the body can process. 

The researchers behind a systematic review of existing clinical trials concluded that the use of drugs in the GLP-1 RA class, like Ozempic, was associated with an increased risk of gallbladder diseases, according to a 2022 article published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. Many of the Ozempic and Wegovy gallbladder lawsuit claims involve the development of gallstones, hardened deposits in the gallbladder that can produce symptoms like vomiting, nausea, and abdominal pain. 

How Can an Ozempic Lawyer Help? 

The injuries associated with Ozempic, Wegovy, and other GLP-1 RAs are serious. 

For patients whose gastroparesis or intestinal obstruction is believed to have resulted from taking drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy, these symptoms are often chronic and severe enough to affect daily life in numerous ways. The daily vomiting and stomach pain may be severe enough that you can’t work or do your other regular activities. You may lose an unhealthy amount of weight and develop nutritional deficiencies because you can’t keep down or digest food. The condition may be socially isolating, too, and not only because so many social activities involve food. The uncontrollable vomiting may make it difficult to go places. 

You may be entitled to financial compensation for all of these losses you have suffered, among others. By hiring a seasoned Ozempic lawyer to pursue a lawsuit on your behalf, you can pursue financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other damages. An Ozempic lawsuit attorney at Team Law can evaluate your case for free and, if you qualify, handle every aspect of the legal matter for you at no upfront cost. 

Contact an Ozempic Lawyer at Team Law for a Free Consultation

Since the serious effects of drugs like Ozempic have turned your life upside-down, you may have felt like you had no options. Pursuing an Ozempic lawsuit can give you back some control, security, and hope for the future. Even if the injuries you have suffered are not reversible, they may be treatable. The compensation you receive in a lawsuit can help you afford the current and future tests and treatments needed to give you the best possible prognosis, as well as offset the other financial hardships your injuries have caused. 

For help from an Ozempic gastroparesis lawyer, contact Team Law online or call 1-800-TEAM-LAW today.

Ozempic Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is There an Ozempic Class Action Lawsuit?

Lawsuits involving gastrointestinal injuries from Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelsus, Mounjaro, and Trulicity have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL). In an MDL, as in a class action lawsuit, the pre-trial legal proceedings for all of the consolidated cases are combined, sharing evidence and other resources and overseen by one federal judge. 

However, rather than all cases being resolved through one trial or settlement, cases are resolved on an individual basis, taking individual damages into consideration. 

A knowledgeable Ozempic lawyer can help you better understand the process of pursuing a claim and reap the benefits of joining the ongoing Ozempic MDL.

What Should I Look for in an Ozempic Lawyer?

Semaglutide lawsuits are a type of defective product claim. Through this legal action, you’re seeking compensation from the manufacturer of the product that injured you. To handle an Ozempic lawsuit, you should turn to attorneys with experience getting clients compensation for defective product injury matters. 

At Team Law, our history of success in handling product liability claims includes multiple multimillion-dollar verdicts. We’re committed to providing compassionate service and representing real people against the pharmaceutical companies and other corporations that have harmed them.

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