Ozempic, a popular diabetes and weight loss drug, has been linked to stomach paralysis (gastroparesis) in many users. The drug’s manufacturer, Novo Nordisk, is starting to see lawsuits filed against it for failing to disclose stomach paralysis as a possible side effect. The Big Pharma company has also been accused in the complaints of downplaying the Ozempic side effects that it did report.
Plaintiffs in the earliest lawsuits are seeking damages for pain, suffering, medical treatment costs, and other economic and non-economic damages. According to one complaint, an Ozemic user suffered from severe and frequent vomiting – a common symptom of stomach paralysis – and required numerous hospitalizations and lost several teeth. Due to the popularity of Ozempic and other GLP-1 receptor agonist medications like Mounjaro, it is expected that hundreds or thousands of lawsuits could soon form against drug manufacturers. If enough are filed for similar circumstances, a multidistrict litigation will become necessary.
What is Stomach Paralysis?
Stomach paralysis or gastroparesis is a serious and potentially life-threatening complication with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Specifically, the muscles that assist with digestion can become weakened, paralyzed, or otherwise inefficient, disrupting the digestion process. Depending on the location and duration of the disruption, stomach paralysis can cause severe health problems.
Typical stomach paralysis symptoms are:
- Stomach and abdominal pain
- Acid reflux and heartburn
- Nausea and vomiting
- Inability to keep food down
- Difficulty eating more than a few bites
- Constipation and bloating
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Pain when using the restroom
Should You Keep Using Ozempic?
Are you taking an Ozempic prescription? It is generally not recommended that you stop taking a prescription without talking to your doctor first, even if you suspect the prescription could be causing unsafe side effects. Please call your medical provider today or go to urgent care to consult with a medical professional about what to do with your Ozempic prescription.
Who is Eligible to File an Ozempic Lawsuit?
To date, each Ozempic lawsuit that has been filed and that is reportedly in the works seems to involve a claimant who took Ozempic and suffered stomach paralysis symptoms.
It is expected that most Ozempic lawsuit claimants will match these descriptions:
- Had an Ozempic prescription.
- Took Ozempic or Mounjaro for at least a few weeks.
- Suffered stomach paralysis symptoms.
Choose Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP Today
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP in Cleveland is currently investigating Ozempic and Ozempic lawsuits. Our legal team has worked on many dangerous drug cases in the past, including many that involved Prilosec, Tepezza, and even the ongoing opioid epidemic. If you live in Ohio and need help understanding your options, please contact our firm now.
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