Ozempic Personal Injury Lawyers in Cleveland
Ozempic-Related Injuries & Lawsuits
Though Ozempic and other similar diabetes medications have recently seen a surge in popularity for weight loss and weight management, emerging medical research shows that such drugs could be linked to serious health complications. Specifically, recent lawsuits against the makers of Ozempic and Mounjaro, Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly, allege that the drug companies failed to properly warn consumers about severe side effects, including gastrointestinal injuries.
If you took Ozempic or another diabetes drug and suffered stomach paralysis or chronic vomiting or pancreatic cancer, reach out to Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP right away. Our Cleveland Ozempic personal injury lawyers can help you determine whether you have grounds for legal action.
Give us a call at (216) 600-0114 or contact us online to get started with a free consultation.
How Ozempic Works
Ozempic is a type of drug known as a GLP-1 receptor agonist (RA). These drugs use the active ingredient semaglutide to mimic the hormone GLP-1, which is produced naturally by the body and released in response to eating. This prompts the body to produce more insulin, which, in turn, helps lower blood sugar.
Originally developed to treat Type 2 diabetes, GLP-1 RAs have also been shown to slow digestion, reducing appetite and increasing a sense of fullness even after small meals. As a result, Ozempic and other GLP-1 RAs have recently been marketed and prescribed for weight loss and weight management.
Problems Associated with Ozempic
Recent reports have found an increased risk of certain complications and injuries among people using Ozempic and other similar diabetes drugs, including Wegovy and Mounjaro.
Some of the negative side effects and injuries associated with Ozempic and other GLP-1 RAs include:
- Stomach paralysis
- Severe vomiting
- Frequent nausea and/or vomiting
- Sharp, persistent stomach pain
- Significantly reduced appetite
- Dehydration and other complications
Additionally, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has raised concerns about the use of Ozempic and its potential impact on anesthesia. Because Ozempic and other GLP-1 RAs work by slowing down the digestion process in the body, some anesthesiologists are worried that the delay in stomach emptying could increase the risk of regurgitation and aspiration during procedures that require anesthesia, such as surgeries. This has prompted the ASA to recommend that patients stop taking Ozempic before undergoing surgery to minimize these risks.
What to Do If You Suffered an Injury or Health Complications After Taking Ozempic
If you suffered severe or persistent stomach pain, vomiting, or other significant health complications after taking Ozempic or another GLP-1 RA drug, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Be sure to get the proper treatment for any ongoing side effects or stomach-related injuries.
Once you have sought proper treatment, you should:
- Talk to your doctor about taking Ozempic. Do not stop taking Ozempic without first speaking to your doctor; however, you should discuss whether to keep taking the drug or whether you should begin taking an alternative medication.
- Obtain copies of your medical records, including information regarding when you began taking Ozempic, how long you have been receiving injections, and how often you received them. This information can prove invaluable to your future injury claim.
- Keep track of your side effects and any complications you have experienced after beginning to take Ozempic. If possible, record your symptoms in a daily journal. If you have spoken to your doctor about any side effects you’ve experienced, request copies of those records.
- Contact a law firm that handles Ozempic injury cases, such as the team at Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP. You’ll want to discuss your potential case with a knowledgeable attorney who can review the evidence and determine whether you have grounds for litigation.
At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we offer free initial consultations and contingency fees. We invite you to get in touch with our team today to learn more.
Filing an Ozempic Injury Lawsuit
Recent litigation against Novo Nordisk, the drug company behind Ozempic and other GLP-1 RAs, as well as Mounjaro manufacturer, Eli Lilly, claim that these companies failed to adequately disclose certain side effects associated with these medications. Lawsuits allege that the makers of these drugs did not make any reasonable efforts to warn consumers about the possible risks of taking Ozempic, Mounjaro, and other similar drugs, such as stomach paralysis and other serious health complications.
If you suffered complications or injuries after taking Ozempic or another GLP-1 RA, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to our Cleveland Ozempic personal injury attorneys right away to learn more. At Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP, we are here to answer your questions and provide the personalized legal guidance you need.
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