Ozempic (semaglutide)

Ozempic has made major headlines lately due to its ability to help people with and without diabetes lose weight. This prescription drug, which is injected into the body, is known for its weight loss and blood sugar-leveling abilities. 

However, Ozempic, the brand name for a drug known as semaglutide, also has several harmful side effects. This has led to several Ozempic lawsuits, which seek to obtain recompense for the suffering that patients undergo. Due to all this, Ozempic, made by Novo Nordisk, is now under additional legal scrutiny. 

Have you or a loved one taken Ozempic and suffered major medical consequences? If so, then please contact the knowledgeable Ozempic lawsuit attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC for help. 

Ozempic Lawsuit Overview 

The drug semaglutide, also known by its brand name, Ozempic, was originally designed for patients who have Type 2 Diabetes. It comes in the form of an injection that must be given weekly. The drug assists the pancreas in making additional insulin, which cuts down the number of insulin injections diabetics need on a regular basis. As a result, their blood sugar levels out. 

However, Ozempic has an additional side effect: weight loss, which has encouraged people to take it for that purpose alone. While the medication works for both diabetics and non-diabetics, it isn’t without a number of harmful side effects, many of which have long-lasting complications, such as:

  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Intestinal Blockages
  • Ileus
  • Intestinal Obstructions

Ozempic for Weight Loss Side Effects

Due to the manner in which Ozempic works, the medication can slow down the digestive system, causing food to sit in the stomach for much longer periods of time than normal. This can lead to pain, vomiting, and a number of other harmful and uncomfortable side effects. Because Ozempic affects the appetite, it is being marketed as an effective option for weight loss as well as diabetes management. However, the side effects of this medication can include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Headaches
  • Gallstones
  • Pancreatitis
  • Kidney issues
  • Pain or other issues at the injection site

Do You Qualify to File an Ozempic Lawsuit?

According to Ozempic lawyers, you may not be eligible to file a lawsuit against Novo Nordisk if you’ve had one of the following procedures:

  • Gastric sleeve surgery
  • Gastric bypass
  • Gastric banding

You also may not qualify for a lawsuit if you’re currently suffering from cancer. However, these guidelines may not apply in all cases, and sometimes exceptions can be made, based on your individual experience with Ozempic. Please check with our experienced Ozempic lawsuit lawyers to review your personal options. 

The Complications of Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis occurs when the stomach slows down and, in some extreme cases, stops processing food. This means that any new food that you’ve eaten may be vomited up, as the stomach remains full. The condition can last for days, if not longer, and has no known treatment or cure, meaning that you may suffer from life-long consequences after taking Ozempic or semaglutide. 

If you’ve suffered from gastroparesis for four weeks or longer, you may qualify to pursue a lawsuit against Novo Nordisk in order to recoup compensation for pain and suffering, as well as future medical procedures as a result of this major side effect.

Potential Damages Recovered from an Ozempic Lawsuit

If you have taken Ozempic, also known as semaglutide, but have not suffered from gastroparesis or one of the other major side effects of the drug, then you still may be eligible for:

  • Damages that cover the future, current, and past costs of medical care due to illnesses associated with the medication 
  • Reimbursement of lost wages and future lost wages due to the need for constant medical care
  • Monetary damages to make up for your altered quality of life

These are just a few examples of the potential results of filing a lawsuit against the makers of Ozempic. Others are still pending. 

How an Experienced Ozempic Lawyer Can Help

Have you taken Ozempic and suffered from long-term gastroparesis or intestinal blockages? Have these side effects, as well as others, affected your ability to work, care for your family, and enjoy your daily life? 

If so, then our experienced Ozempic attorneys can help you collect the monetary compensation you deserve. We’ll explore every viable option to secure the best potential settlement that addresses your needs. 

Contact an Experienced Attorney Today 

If you or a loved one have taken Ozempic and suffered from one or more of the severe side effects associated with the drug, then the Law Offices of Michael J. Gopin, PLLC can help. Our firm has been in business since 1987 and has more than 30 years of combined legal experience, so we know what it takes to secure full and fair compensation for our deserving clients. 

We can thoroughly investigate your claim and gather evidence to establish your right to compensation. Our dedicated firm has recuperated millions of dollars in lawsuit settlements and claims for injured clients, and we are ready to help you. Contact us today for your free Ozempic lawsuit case review.