Are you or a loved one suffering from severe side effects after taking Ozempic, such as gastroparesis?

Manufacturers Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly are facing lawsuits accusing these companies of failing to notify the public about the serious risks from this popular medication.

Roden Law’s class action lawyers are prepared to help you seek the compensation you need for your medical costs, pain and suffering, and more. Contact us to discuss the details of your situation in a free legal consultation. We are only compensated for our services if you receive compensation through the legal process.

Call Roden Law today to discuss potential options: 1-844-RESULTS.

Can I File an Ozempic Lawsuit?

Anyone who suffered serious side effects while taking Ozempic might be eligible to file a lawsuit. You still need to review the situation with a licensed attorney to find out if you have the basis for a case.

A lawyer will likely need to weigh many factors to determine if you can move forward with the legal process. Some of the questions a lawyer may ask you about your situation include:

  • Why did doctors prescribe Ozempic?
  • How long were you taking Ozempic?
  • What side effects have doctors diagnosed?
  • What did your healthcare provider tell you about the medication?
  • Did you stick to the prescribed dose?
  • How have your side effects impacted your daily life?
  • Did your side effects result in your hospitalization?

Some of the severe side effects of Ozempic include:

  • Gastroparesis, also called paralyzed stomach
  • Intestinal blockages and obstructions
  • Ileus

If you have experienced these side effects, you may have grounds for an Ozempic lawsuit. You should consult a lawyer to learn more about the merits of your claim.

What Types of Compensation Can I Include in an Ozempic Lawsuit?

While many people are suffering similar side effects, these issues impact each person differently. That is one reason why each Ozempic lawsuit does not have the same value.

Generally, victims of Ozempic may be able to seek the following forms of compensation in a defective drug lawsuit:

  • Past and future medical treatment for your side effects
  • Compensation for wages lost when you symptoms caused you to miss work, including for an appointment with a doctor
  • Compensation for the damage done to your earning capacity by Ozempic side effects
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses, including travel expenses to obtain medical care
  • Physical and mental distress
  • Punitive damages, if the liable parties were found to be egregiously negligent

Unsure if you have a case? Contact Roden Law: 1-844-RESULTS.

The Dangers of Ozempic

Ozempic is a GLP-1 receptor agonist medication designed to lower blood sugar by stimulating the release of insulin, reducing the production of glucose in the liver and slowing the emptying of the stomach. Ozempic may also help lower the risk of major cardiovascular incidents in adults with known heart disease risk factors like strokes and heart attacks. Research has also shown the drug helps people to lose weight, which is important for patients who have type 2 diabetes.

Unfortunately, research has revealed that semaglutide medications may cause severe side effects like stomach paralysis, bowel obstructions and blood clots, especially among patients who:

  • Use the medication for a long time
  • Use Ozempic for weight management
  • Take a high dose

Some of the other severe health issues connected to Ozempic and other semaglutide medications include:

  • Injury to the esophagus
  • Ileus, which means the intestines lose the ability to contract and pass waste
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pulmonary aspiration
  • Disorders related to malnutrition
  • Vomiting

These problems may be accompanied by some combination of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Acid reflux and heartburn
  • Lack of appetite and malnutrition
  • Severe dehydration

Research on the Dangers of Ozempic

There is a growing body of research about the potential dangers of Ozempic, especially among patients taking the drug for weight loss.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in October 2023 found a higher risk of pancreatitis, gastroparesis and bowel obstructions in patients taking GLP-1 agonists compared to patients taking bupropion-naltrexone:

  • The risk of pancreatitis was about nine times higher in GLP-1 patients
  • The risk of bowel obstructions was 4.22 times higher
  • The risk of gastroparesis was 3.67 times higher

Researchers noted there are a lot of anecdotal reports about these severe side effects.

Another study from January 2022 connected the following medical issues to GLP-1 agonist medications like Ozempic:

  • Serious abdominal pain
  • Abdominal distension
  • Indigestion
  • Acid reflux

There was also a study published in December 2022 that revealed a significant association between gastrointestinal adverse events and semaglutide. Compared to liraglutide and dulaglutide, semaglutide was associated with the highest risk of:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea

Update On Ozempic Lawsuits

Ozempic litigation is in its early stages, but things are progressing quickly. The first lawsuit alleging a failure to warn consumers about the risks was filed in August 2023.

Less than six months later, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) hear arguments for a motion to create a GLP-1 MDL. The motion was successful, and cases were consolidated under U.S. District Judge James D. Cain, Jr. in the Western District of Louisiana. As of May 1, 2024, there were 87 pending cases in this MDL.

Call Us if You Have Been Injured by Ozempic

If you are experiencing side effects from the diabetes/weight loss drug Ozempic, one of the most important steps you can take after seeking medical attention is calling a lawyer.

Drug manufacturers can be held liable for the injuries and damages their medications cause, if your lawyer can prove the manufacturers knew of the risks and did not adequately warn people. Victims may be eligible to obtain compensation to help them with medical costs, pain and suffering, and more.

We can review your claim in a free legal consultation. If you hire our law firm, there will be no upfront costs and no fees during the legal process.

Call Roden Law to learn more about possible options: 1-844-RESULTS.