Have you experienced severe side effects after using Ozempic or Wegovy?
Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Ozempic and Wegovy, is facing lawsuits from people suffering from undisclosed side effects of the drugs.
Ozempic Lawsuit: What You Need to Know
Did you suffer side effects like gastroparesis or other stomach problems after taking Ozempic or Wegovy?
Novo Nordisk, manufacturer of Ozempic and Wegovy, has come under fire for undisclosed side effects of its drugs – some of which may be permanent or life threatening.
If you, or someone you know, have taken either of these drugs, you may have been deceived by the manufacturers and you may be owed significant compensation. Call 1-866-900-7078 for a free professional opinion on your case.
What Is Ozempic? What Is Wegovy?
Ozempic is a drug designed to treat type-2 diabetes that has been widely prescribed for the off-label benefit of weight loss. Ozempic’s active ingredient is semaglutide, the same active ingredient that’s found in Wegovy. Wegovy contains a much higher dose of the active ingredient and is specifically marketed to promote weight loss.
How Do Ozempic and Wegovy Work?
The drugs stimulate the body into producing more insulin. They mimic the hormone produced in the gut as a response to eating, which raises insulin production and lowers blood sugar. In short, the drug targets receptors in your brain to help regulate your appetite.
Does Ozempic Cause Stomach Problems?
Ozempic’s design triggers the brain to alter how the stomach operates, slowing digestion and reducing appetite to lead to a longer feeling of fullness. By simulating a hormone related to digestion to slow stomach emptying, the drug has allegedly caused many stomach problems – problems that were never disclosed on the drug’s label.
At present, Ozempic may be linked to stomach problems including:
- Gastroparesis (stomach paralysis)
- Intestinal blockage (often requiring surgery to repair)
- Cyclical vomiting
- Pancreatic cancer
Additional information continues to come to light that may indicate that the drug’s side effects are more severe and widespread than originally believed or disclosed to users:
- A study published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information reported that instances of intestinal obstruction were 4.5x higher for GLP-1 receptor agonists like Ozempic and Wegovy than for other glucose control medications.
- An endocrinologist at the Mayo Clinic revealed that at least 10% of those who are prescribed and start these drugs must be taken off them because their side effects do not improve.
Can Ozempic Kill You?
Gastroparesis (stomach paralysis), which has been linked to Ozempic and Wegovy, causes constant and severe nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, severe dehydration, acid reflux, malnutrition, and weight loss. Both gastroparesis and intestinal blockage, which has also been linked to Ozempic and Wegovy, can be fatal if not treated (likely including surgery). Neither condition is a listed side effect of the drugs.
The drugs have also been linked to pancreatic cancer which is the most fatal of all cancers, with an overall 5-year survival rate of just 12%.
Can I File an Ozempic Lawsuit?
Yes. Defective drugs with undisclosed side effects can wreak havoc on your life. Some users with severe side effects from Ozempic and Wegovy have reported multiple trips to the ER, corrective surgeries, depression, and other serious consequences. Some could not work because they were vomiting constantly.
Call an Ozempic lawyer/Wegovy lawyer as soon as possible if you have suffered any of the following undisclosed side effects:
|Severe or permanent gastroparesis/stomach paralysis|
|Pancreatic cancer (if taking the drug for 2+ years)|
Does My Family or Medical History Affect My Claim?
It may. Your Ozempic lawsuit may be more likely to succeed if you have:
- No family history of intestinal blockage, or prior history of thyroid/pancreatic cancer or MEN 2 syndrome
- No prior abdominal surgeries on or near the stomach (that could injure the vagus nerve)
- No history of cystic fibrosis or multiple sclerosis
- No history of lupus or Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
- No prior history of cancer if pancreatic cancer is the disease
- No prior history of abdominal radiation
What Kind of Compensation Can I Seek in an Ozempic Lawsuit?
Patients who may have suffered from the undisclosed side effects of Ozempic and Wegovy often must make many ER visits, have severe quality of life issues, and need multiple medications for the rest of their lives.
You can and should seek compensation if you’ve suffered undisclosed side effects from using Ozempic or Wegovy, including possible compensation for:
- Medical bills, including any future medical needs
- Lost wages from missing work due to your symptoms
- Permanent disability as a result of the drug’s side effects
- Pain and suffering
- And more
Contact the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin for an Ozempic Lawsuit Case Evaluation
Many Ozempic and Wegovy users have suffered life-changing negative effects from taking the drugs – effects they weren’t warned about. Our aggressive litigators and defective drug lawyers have fought and won against other big companies who put profit over patients.1
We are not intimidated by Novo Nordisk. We have the experience, ability, and resources to face large companies and even the government:
- We’re currently helping thousands of veterans and their families fight for compensation for the effects of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune.
- We helped thousands of Black farmers achieve a $1.25 billion settlement from the U.S. government after years of discrimination by the USDA. This is one of the largest civil rights cases in American history.3
- We’re fighting 3M over their defective earplugs which caused veterans to suffer hearing loss during their service.
- And we’re currently facing off against the Chemours Company and DuPont in a case involving the forever chemical GenX polluting the Cape Fear River, causing illnesses to area residents.
The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin consults with a national network of attorneys on product liability, defective drugs, and defective products cases in an attempt to provide the best representation we can for our clients. Depending on the details of your case, our firm will likely refer your matter to another law firm with which we associate. We will only do this if we believe it is in your best interests and if you agree.