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Ozempic and Wegovy Gastroparesis Lawsuit

Hire an Ozempic Gastroparesis Lawsuit Attorney

If you or a loved one are experiencing gastrointestinal issues after using Ozempic or other similar drugs, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a lawyer for a case evaluation today.

Dozens of lawsuits have been filed against drugmakers in connection with diabetes and weight loss drugs Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, and other products. The suits allege that the companies failed to warn people about the dangerous side effects associated with use of their products — namely, gastroparesis, a serious type of stomach ailment.

Injured patients are facing increasing expenses due to hospital bills, missed work, and other challenges. In order to remedy these losses, many are filing lawsuits against the manufacturers of these diabetes and weight loss drugs.

Gastroparesis is a long-term medical condition involving delays in the stomach’s ability to process food. Such potential risks are highly dangerous, and patients need to be warned if their medications might have such effects on them. A failure to warn is a serious matter, and companies who fail to do so should be held liable for their actions. 

If you or one of your loved ones were injured by Ozempic, Wegovy, or other similar drugs, you may need immediate legal assistance. Contact the lawyers at Levin Simes at (415) 426-3000 to set up a free consultation to discuss your case. Read on to learn more about Ozempic lawsuits and what you can do to pursue your own claim.

What Compensation Is Available in an Ozempic Lawsuit or Wegovy Lawsuit? 

Compensation from an Ozempic or Wegovy lawsuit may be comprehensive and can cover a wide range of losses and expenses.

Those affected by gastroparesis connected to use of these products may be eligible for financial compensation, which may cover:

  • Lost income, including lost wages from missing work as well as a loss of the ability to generate a salary in the future
  • Medical expenses, such as those connected with ER and doctor visits, medication costs, and other medical bills
  • Pain and suffering caused by the medical condition
  • Diminished quality of life, including loss of time with loved ones and family
  • Transportation costs (traveling to and from hospital facilities)
  • Mental anguish, as gastroparesis can be excruciating and painful
  • Cost-of-living expenses, such as past-due bills on account of not working

In some injury cases, “punitive damages” may be issued in order to punish the liable party and discourage them from committing the same violations again in the future. These amounts can be significant, but they will depend on the nature of the legal violation at hand.

The skill of the lawyer handling the case can also affect the amount of compensation available. It’s in your best interest to work with a lawyer who has experience in handling these types of cases.

An Experienced Lawyer Can Help You Obtain Compensation and Justice

The amount of compensation caused by Ozempic or Wegovy-induced gastroparesis is difficult to calculate. However, an experienced attorney at Levin Simes will be able to review your case and determine your eligibility for compensation. 

Without a lawyer, pursuing compensation is a difficult task. If you were injured due to any of these products, contact us at (415) 426-3000 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights. 

What Is Ozempic?

The drugs named in the lawsuits, Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro, belong to a class of diabetes drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. Such drugs are used for the treatment of diabetes and are designed to stabilize blood sugar levels by causing delayed stomach emptying. 

As a result, the user doesn’t feel hungry or feels full from a previous meal, causing them to also lose weight. Because of this, such drugs are also sometimes prescribed for weight loss, though they are not all FDA-approved for that specific use.

Ozempic and Wegovy are manufactured by Novo Nordisk, and Mounjaro’s manufacturer is Eli Lilly. These companies have all been the subject of numerous lawsuits in connection with gastroparesis injuries.

What Is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis is a medical condition that occurs when there is a delay in gastric emptying, meaning that the stomach takes longer than normal to empty its contents. This can happen for various reasons, including having diabetes, as well as taking GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic or Wegovy. 

Normally, the stomach muscles' regular movement, or motility, allows food to move through the gastrointestinal system. However, gastroparesis, or gastric stasis, causes the motility to slow or stop completely. This can be dangerous as solid masses (called bezoars) can form in the stomach as a result. It can also lead to other symptoms like pain, vomiting, and nausea. 

Serious health complications and side effects can result from gastroparesis. These may include: 

  • Malnutrition caused by an inability to absorb critical nutrients
  • Dehydration due to excessive vomiting
  • Difficulty in managing blood sugar levels
  • Poor appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating and discomfort
  • Acid reflux
  • Feeling too full after a meal or feeling full for too long
  • Feeling full after only a few bites
  • Uncontrolled weight loss

Some of these symptoms and side effects may require immediate medical attention or surgery. In some instances, gastroparesis patients have had to miss extended periods of work due to their condition. Currently, there is no clearly defined treatment or cure for gastroparesis. 

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Can Ozempic Cause Gastroparesis?

The lawsuits against Ozempic, Wegovy, and other drugs allege these injectable diabetes drugs directly cause gastroparesis. However, there are counterclaims, arguing that the drugs only cause a temporary pause or delay in stomach emptying. They argue that the delay only lasts for a short time, then stomach functions return to normal.

However, a study from the Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology examined how another GLP-1 drug, liraglutide, affected the digestion process. For those who took liraglutide, it took a full 70 minutes for half of their food to empty from their stomachs, compared to only four minutes for the control group. This showed a drastic slow in the digestive process. 

You may have questions such as, “Can Mounjaro cause gastroparesis?” Or, “Does Wegovy cause gastroparesis?” The development of gastroparesis for those who take Ozempic and other similar GLP-1 drugs is as follows: 

  • The drug slows stomach motility: GLP-1 drugs mimic hormones that slow down the passing of food through the digestive system
  • Patients then experience “stomach paralysis”: The food is prevented from moving through the stomach and intestines, resulting in blockages and intestinal obstructions
  • The stomach paralysis may then lead to other side effects: The blockages can cause the person to feel sick, dizzy, and nauseous; some patients may enter into a “vomiting cycle” 

Establishing the link between a dangerous drug product and a person’s injuries is a complex undertaking. It requires much legal proof and an understanding of how drug injury laws work. 

If you have questions about whether your gastroparesis is due to Ozempic or other related drugs, contact an experienced lawyer at Levin Simes. We have extensive experience and a proven track record of returning significant verdicts and settlements for our clients. 

How to Get Started with an Ozempic Lawsuit

People who have taken Ozempic and other diabetes and weight loss drugs are allowed to file lawsuits against manufacturers for compensation. Understanding how to begin is important, and a qualified lawyer can guide you through the entire process.

For those considering pursuing a lawsuit against a drug manufacturer, here are the initial steps you can take: 

  • Gather any questions or inquiries you may have: Make a log of any questions you may have regarding your gastroparesis experience, and any questions you may have for the attorney.
  • Schedule a free consultation with Levin Simes: Contact us online or call us at (415) 426-3000 to set up a free consultation. During this initial meeting, we can inform you of your next steps and create a comprehensive plan for your case.
  • Collect evidence and documents: Gather any important documents such as medical records, lab tests, payment receipts, and hospital bills. These can be used to formulate a trial strategy. 
  • File an Ozempic lawsuit through the courts: Your attorney can complete and submit all the required paperwork to file your lawsuit. They can also handle all communications with other parties on your behalf. 

We understand that you may be recovering from illness or injury and may not be able to gather every single item in advance. Don’t worry — it’s our job as attorneys to handle all evidence and preliminary steps to ensure that your case is filed in a timely manner.

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Our legal team has represented hundreds of clients and their families in lawsuits. We consistently take lead roles in national litigation involving pharmaceutical claims and dangerous drug products. Our victories include: 

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At Levin Simes, we are passionate about pursuing justice for those affected by negligence. Reaching out to us is simple — contact us to learn if you qualify for compensation due to a gastroparesis injury. 

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Hire a Lawyer for an Ozempic Gastroparesis Lawsuit

Gastroparesis can be a painful and challenging medical condition for patients to deal with. If you were diagnosed with gastroparesis after taking Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, or other drugs, you may be entitled to significant compensation for your losses. 

Numerous lawsuits have already been filed due to these issues, and cases may be consolidated to make filing even easier for injury victims. 

Why Hire Levin Simes

Our women-led team of lawyers at Levin Simes has decades of legal experience and has collected hundreds of millions of dollars in monetary awards on behalf of our clients. We have deep experience in handling the specific types of legal issues involved in gastroparesis lawsuits, and we sympathize with those who have been affected by such tragic injuries. 

If you or a loved one have taken Ozempic or other similar drugs, and were diagnosed with gastroparesis, contact us at (415) 426-3000. We can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation where we can discuss your rights and your next steps moving forward.

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Reaching out to a lawyer is the first step on your path towards recovering a better quality of life. At Levin Simes, we give our undivided attention to each client, and all communications are held in the strictest of confidence. We are on hand to guide you through the process and support you at every step of the way. Contact us by filling out the form or calling us directly at (415) 993-9989.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does gastroparesis last?

Generally, gastroparesis is considered a long-term and sometimes even life-long condition that the patient must learn to adjust to and live with. Unfortunately, there aren’t any standardized specific regimens, and there is currently no complete cure for the condition. 

Each patient and each case is different, so the condition can vary in terms of severity and persistence. The longer the gastroparesis lasts, the more damage it can cause to the patient. In severe cases, surgery or special feeding methods may be needed. 

In an Ozempic gastroparesis lawsuit, how long the gastric paralysis lasts is an important part of the case. It can affect several factors including the amount of compensation available. Contact a lawyer if you need assistance in pursuing legal action for your injuries.

What are some other side effects of Ozempic and Wegovy?

While gastroparesis may be the main and most serious side effect of Ozempic and other GLP-1 drugs, there are various other potential side effects that can happen. These include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Gallbladder and gallstone issues
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Difficulties with bowel movements
  • Increased risk of pancreatitis and other pancreas diseases
  • Issues with the bile ducts

In some cases, multiple side effects may be present. If you have taken Ozempic or other similar medications, and are experiencing any adverse symptoms, seek medical assistance immediately. 

Contact a lawyer to determine what your rights are and which manufacturer you can hold responsible for your injuries.

How long will an Ozempic gastroparesis lawsuit take?

There is no projected time period for how long an Ozempic lawsuit will take to finish, as each personal injury case is different. The amount of time required depends on several factors, including the extent of the injuries and the skill of the attorney handling the claim. 

An experienced lawyer will be able to ensure that all legal requirements are met, so there are no gaps or delays in the process. Also, multiple Ozempic lawsuits may potentially be consolidated, which can help streamline the filing requirements and speed up the overall process.

When should I contact an Ozempic lawsuit attorney?

You should contact an attorney as soon as you discover you have a medical condition that may have been caused by Ozempic or other diabetes medications. Filing deadlines will apply to your case, so it’s important that you don’t miss your opportunity to obtain compensation. 

Also, in dealing with your legal issues, it may be necessary to exchange information with other parties and agents. For these situations, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as you can, so they can handle such communications on your behalf. That way, your legal rights are protected and you don’t forfeit any information that might be used against you in trial.

Contact Levin Simes for a free consultation to speak with an attorney about your gastroparesis lawsuit.

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