Starting in 2017, Ozempic has maintained FDA approval for treating patients with Type II Diabetes. This medicine is an injectable that improves blood sugar levels and lowers the risk of major cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and stroke. It can also aid in weight loss for patients.
Even though it can be used to aid weight loss as part of a treatment for people with Type II Diabetes, Ozempic has not been approved by the FDA for that purpose specifically.
If you experienced side effects after using Ozempic, you may be able to file a mass torts lawsuit against the company. An attorney from Van Law Firm can help determine if you qualify.
How Ozempic Works
Ozempic is a semaglutide, which means it does help with weight loss and helps to lower blood sugar levels for patients. However, the various medicines, including Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelsus, and generic brand types, are all approved for different things in patients.
When used properly, Ozempic helps the pancreas create more insulin for the body and decreases the amount of sugar that your liver makes. It also slows digestion, tricking the brain into thinking that the body is full. There are potential risks that can come with taking this medication, though.
Complications of Ozempic
Since Ozempic has not been approved for weight loss, certain patients have experienced negative side effects. One of the most prominent negative health effects of Ozempic is Gastroparesis. Common side effects and adverse events of Gastroparesis include:
- Prolonged abdominal pain
- Acid reflux
- Severe dehydration
- Severe vomiting
These medical conditions are often permanent, but even if they’re temporary, they usually only cease after the patient stops taking Ozempic.
Current Weight Loss Drug Litigation
Lawsuits against the manufacturers of Ozempic, Novo Nordisk, have only begun in the courts. The first case was brought before the courts in August of 2023. The client claims that Ozempic gave her stomach paralysis and severe nausea to such an extent that she lost some of her teeth. The law firm that signed this client has claimed that they have signed over 400 other clients in lawsuits against the makers of Ozempic.
Even though litigation is in its early stages against Ozempic and its manufacturers, including sending a summons to Novo Nordisk and Eli Lily in early August, this is still the first official case against the medicine. As the number of cases grows, the possibility of settlement will too.
How to Qualify for a Lawsuit Against Ozempic
If you suffered illness or injury after being prescribed Ozempic or another diabetes medication, you may qualify for a lawsuit against Ozempic or a manufacturer. If you decide to consult with a personal injury attorney, they will likely have some qualifying questions to determine if you are eligible to file a suit. These could include:
- Asking if you have been prescribed one of the following: Ozempic, Mounjaro, Wegovy, Rybelsus, or Saxenda
- When you began taking the medication
- When you stopped taking the medication
- Whether you suffered from any of the following: stomach paralysis, gastroparesis, gallbladder disease, another injury, or Gastroenteritis
- When your first symptom occurred
Once an experienced attorney has reviewed your facts, they can help you determine whether or not you qualify to file a case against Ozempic.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Earn from a Diabetes Drug Lawsuit?
Generally, there are a few different ways to earn compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. An attorney can file both economic and non-economic damages. These damages can be counted by the physical money you’ve lost, either in medical bills, lost wages, or other costs directly resulting from your injury. These types of damages can also cover at-home care if you are now required to have extra help with managing your illness or help around the house.
Non-physical damages can also be considered when determining the settlement in a case. If you have lost your ability to live your life or enjoy your hobbies, or even if your spouse has suffered from loss of consortium, you may be eligible for a non-economic settlement.
Our Weight Loss Drug Lawyers Work on Contingency
You shouldn’t have to worry about how much it will cost to hire a lawyer. Our law firm, Van Law, takes cases on a contingency basis. This means we do not charge upfront fees or hourly retainers; we only take a portion of the outcome in your case.
This way, you can seek compensation without risking more financial loss. You will also know our team is working their hardest to secure what you deserve.
Call Van Law Firm and See If You Qualify for a Weight Loss Drug Lawsuit
If you or someone you love has suffered from gallstones, Gastroparesis, or another associated illness as a result of your prescription to Ozempic or other semaglutides, contact Van Law Firm for a free consultation.
Our professional intake team is ready to schedule an appointment to meet with one of our attorneys and review the facts of your case. Don’t wait too long to file! Our team is standing by, so call today!
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