An Ozempic lawyer can help if you or someone you care about suffered intestinal or gallbladder injuries or died by suicide, after taking this dangerous drug.
Ozempic is prescribed for adults with type 2 diabetes to improve blood sugar levels and also lower the risk of cardiovascular events like stroke, heart attack, or death. More recently, Ozempic has also been shown to help with weight loss, although it is not currently an FDA-approved weight loss medication.
Claims are currently being investigated for those who were unaware of the serious side effects of Ozempic and suffered from intraoperative pulmonary aspiration, ileus or bowel obstruction, gallbladder removal, severe or permanent stomach paralysis, gastroparesis, other gastrointestinal injuries, or suicide. If you or someone you care about suffered harm after taking Ozempic, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
There are different deadlines and statutes of limitations that apply to your potential claim. Let Buckfire Law review your case at no cost to you.
- What is Ozempic?
- What are Side Effects of Ozempic?
- Has Ozempic Been Recalled?
- How Much Are Ozempic Settlements?
- How Do I Contact an Ozempic Lawyer?
What is Ozempic and How Does it Work?
Ozempic (semaglutide) is an injectable drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. Ozempic lowers blood sugar, helping the pancreas make more insulin, which decreases the amount of sugar your liver makes and slows the rate food passes through your body. Ozempic is from a class of medicines called a glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists (incretin mimetics) that works by binding to GLP-1 receptors which results in lower blood sugar levels and A1C levels and may also suppress appetite, which helps in weight loss.
Ozempic was approved by the FDA in 2017.
There are currently three types of FDA-approved semaglytide drugs, including Ozempic. They are:
- Wegovy injections are used for weight loss in adults and teenagers who have obesity, or adults who are overweight and also have weight-related medical problems
- Rybelsus tablets which are used to lower blood sugar levels for type 2 diabetic patients along with diet and exercise
Additionally, Mounjaro (tirzepatide) is a medication used the treat type 2 diabetes and for weight loss, which was approved by the FDA in 2022, and has many of the same side effects as Ozempic. Eli Lilly, the maker of Mounjaro, is an American pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was founded in 1876. Eli Lilly is most known for Prozac and Cymbalta, and being one of the first companies to mass-produce the polio vaccine.
Ozempic Side Effects
Medication side effects may be mild to moderate and go away over time. Others may be more severe, serious, and even life-threatening. Common side effects of Ozempic are:
- Low blood sugar (in those with type 2 diabetes)
- Upset stomach
- Gas and bloating
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Runny nose and sore throat
- Stomach flu-like symptoms
Serious side effects of Ozempic include:
- Vision changes
- Unusual mood changes
- Allergic reactions, including hives, dizziness, fast heartbeats, difficulty breathing, or the swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat
- Thoughts of self-harm or suicide
- Fluttering or pounding heartbeat
- Symptoms of stomach paralysis, including bloating, stomach cramps or pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, loss of appetite
- Gallbladder problems including upper stomach pain, fever, clay-colored bowel movements, jaundice
- Kidney problems, including swelling, urinating less, blood in urine
- Pancreatitis symptoms include severe pain in the upper stomach spreading to the back, nausea with or without vomiting
- Signs of a thyroid tumor, including swelling or a lump in your neck, trouble swallowing, a hoarse voice, or shortness of breath
Has Ozempic Been Recalled?
Currently, Ozempic has not been recalled, but the FDA has updated the Ozempic label to include potentially blocked intestines as a side effect. It is possible for additional label warnings to be added as drugmaker Noro Nordisk releases study data.
Noro Nordick is a Danish pharmaceutical company established in 1923 in Bagsværd, Denmark. Their main focus has been establishing the World Diabetes Foundation to save lives in developing countries and support a United Nations resolution to fight diabetes.
How Much Are Ozempic Settlements?
The litigation against the pharmaceutical company is so new there are no settlements yet, however, there are hundreds of cases currently being reviewed. For most drug manufacturer lawsuits, the cases can take several years before there are any compensation payout amount determinations.
When it gets to that stage of litigation, there is a specific claim submission process. Every Ozempic lawsuit claimant will submit a claim detailing their injuries and side effects. The claimants with more serious injuries will receive higher settlements.
Contact an Ozempic Attorney Today
If you or someone you care about has been prescribed Ozempic and suffered from stomach or gallbladder issues, you may benefit from speaking with a dangerous drug attorney.
Potential cases of action in the lawsuit against Noro Nordisk are:
- Failure to warn of the side effects
- Negligent misrepresentation of the drug
- Fraudulent/intentional concealment of the potential side effects.
To file an Ozempic lawsuit against Noro Nordisk, you or your loved one must have suffered from one of the following:
- Intraoperative pulmonary aspiration
- Ileus or bowel obstruction
- Gallbladder removal
- Severe or permanent stomach paralysis
- Other gastrointestinal injuries
People who have experienced any of these medical diagnoses after using this dangerous drug should contact an Ozempic attorney today about the possibility of filing a lawsuit. Contact Buckfire Law for a free case review. We charge no fees unless we win.
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