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Ozempic Lawsuit Lawyers Hold Weight Loss Drug Companies Accountable

The legal team at Pond Lehocky Giordano is currently investigating reports that the manufacturers of the drugs Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, Rybelsus, and Saxenda failed to provide adequate warnings to patients and doctors about their potential gastrointestinal side effects.

Reports such as this feature in CNN from July 2023 went viral as more and more victims of these weight loss drugs came forward with horror stories of chronic vomiting, stomach paralysis, and extended hospitalizations. In the United States, drug manufacturers have a responsibility to warn patients and doctors about these risks. If you or someone you love has experienced adverse side effects during or after taking these drugs, you may have the right to seek compensation for the harm caused. Taking the first step toward justice is essential to hold companies like Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Ozempic, accountable for their actions.

The expert product liability lawyers at Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP are here to help. If you or a loved one suffered or passed away due to side effects caused by Ozempic or other weight loss drugs, you deserve justice. Our experienced team of attorneys is dedicated to winning the maximum possible compensation for you so that you can have restitution for your pain, suffering, and medical bills. With over 250 years of combined courtroom experience and a track record of over 100,000 successful cases, our skillful trial lawyers are more than qualified to represent you in your lawsuit.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with the legal experts at Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP, call 1-800-568-7500 or fill out our contact form today.

Lawsuits link Ozempic and Mounjaro to stomach paralysis

Many of the lawsuits levied against Novo Nordisk (the manufacturer of Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelsus, and Saxenda) and Eli Lilly (manufacturer of Mounjaro) allege that they failed to provide adequate warning about the potentially severe side effects they can cause. Chief among these side effects is stomach gastroparesis (also known as stomach paralysis), a condition where the stomach’s muscles fail to work properly, significantly delaying the movement of food to the small intestine. This condition not only causes incredible discomfort but can also complicate the management of type 2 diabetes, affecting patients’ quality of life significantly.

What are the symptoms of stomach paralysis caused by Ozempic?

Individuals who have developed stomach paralysis due to Ozempic or another weight loss drug may have varied gastrointestinal symptoms. However, the most common symptoms detailed in current lawsuits include:

  • Stomach or abdominal pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Chronic vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting undigested food a few hours after eating
  • Malnutrition and weight loss
  • Unpredictable changes in blood sugar levels
  • Acid reflux
  • Unusual appetite loss

Several of these symptoms can lead to further negative consequences for an individual’s health. For example, chronic vomiting can lead to severe dehydration. If undigested food remains in the stomach too long, it can harden into a solid mass referred to as a bezoar, which can become life-threatening if it prevents food from passing into the small intestine. Most troubling for individuals with diabetes, the erratic changes in blood sugar caused by gastroparesis can make diabetes worse, creating a feedback loop that worsens the gastroparesis. The severity of many of these symptoms necessitate hospitalization.

What other illnesses can weight loss drugs like Ozempic cause?

The use of Ozempic and other weight loss drugs containing semaglutide are known for causing stomach paralysis in some users. However, they can also lead to other serious health conditions, including:

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Bowel or intestinal obstructions
  • Chronic vomiting
  • Intraoperative pulmonary aspiration
  • Esophageal injury
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Ileus (intestinal inability to contract and pass waste)
  • Malnutrition-related disorders

Should you or a loved one experience any of these conditions following the use of Ozempic or another weight loss drug, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the experienced pharmaceutical liability lawyers at Pond Lehocky Giordano to learn more.

How can a lawyer help with an Ozempic or Mounjaro lawsuit?

Filing a lawsuit against a weight loss drug manufacturer can be a complicated and intimidating process, especially if you are still dealing with a health crisis caused by those drugs. At Pond Lehocky Giordano, we understand just how daunting this task may be, and we will handle every step of the legal process for you so that you can focus on recovery. Our experienced legal team can:

  • Verify your eligibility to file a lawsuit during a free, no-obligation case review.
  • Assist in gathering evidence to strengthen your case, which can include medical diagnoses, medical bills, legal documents, and testimony.
  • File your weight loss drug lawsuit within state deadlines and any statutes of limitations.
  • Negotiate an Ozempic settlement with the defendant(s) on your behalf.
  • Represent your case in court if the terms of settlement cannot be reached.

You deserve compensation for the harm that Ozempic has done to your health, finances, and quality of life. As such, we strive to make the legal process as accessible and stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions about Ozempic and Mounjaro lawsuits

Who is the manufacturer of Ozempic and other weight loss drugs?

Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company, manufactures Ozempic, Saxenda, Rybelsus, and Wegovy. Eli Lilly, an American pharmaceutical company, manufactures Mounjaro.

What is the basis for Ozempic and Mounjaro lawsuits?

Most of the current lawsuits against weight loss drugs like Ozempic claim that the manufacturer failed to provide adequate warning to patients about the dangerous side effects. If you or a loved one used Ozempic or a similar drug and suffered stomach paralysis or other serious side effects, contact Pond Lehocky Giordano today. You may be eligible for compensation from a weight loss drug lawsuit.

How much does it cost to file an Ozempic lawsuit?

At Pond Lehocky Giordano, there are no hourly or upfront costs to file an Ozempic lawsuit. Our weight loss drug attorneys only get paid if your case results in compensation. You deserve justice without the fear of financial risk.

Has Ozempic been approved by the FDA for weight loss?

As of February 2024, both Ozempic and Rybelsus are currently not approved by the FDA for weight loss. Wegovy, Saxenda, and Mounjaro are approved for this purpose, however.

What damages could be awarded in an Ozempic lawsuit?

The damages you could recover depend on how the weight loss drug has negatively impacted your life. For example, you could receive compensation for medical bills and expenses. Plaintiffs may also be compensated for emotional distress, reduced quality of life, and pain and suffering.

Contact Pond Lehocky Giordano Today

To help maximize your chances of recovering damages for the suffering you have experienced due to weight loss drugs like Ozempic, it’s critical to have an expert product liability legal team involved. Our pharmaceutical liability lawyers manage lawsuits in all 50 states. We offer free consultations with our attorneys so that we can help you better understand your legal options and the strength of your case. For more information, call Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP at 1-800-568-7500 or fill out our contact form today.

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