Ozempic is a GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Analog-Type drug used by those with Type II Diabetes to help control their blood sugar levels and lose weight. However, the injectable medication has come under fire for causing significant health issues.
In the past couple of years, there have been numerous lawsuits against the manufacturer of Ozempic, Novo Nordisk, for the drug causing gallstones. Recently, there have been reports of Ozempic users experiencing stomach paralysis, which can lead to stomach pain, vomiting, and extreme weight loss.
People living with stomach paralysis from using Ozempic can take many steps to report their medical condition, recover from stomach paralysis, and file a lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages. Potential Ozempic lawsuit plaintiffs should receive medical treatment, stop using the defective drug, and contact a product liability lawyer.
Can Ozempic Cause Stomach Paralysis?
Recently, Jaclyn Bjorklund of Louisiana filed a lawsuit with Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Ozempic, for their defective drug causing stomach paralysis. The medical condition she suffered is sometimes referred to as gastroparesis and involves the paralysis of the stomach muscles.
Ozempic regulates blood sugar levels and promotes weight loss by slowing the movement of the muscles in the stomach tract. However, slowing the movement of stomach muscles can lead to food remaining in the stomach for too long.
When someone’s stomach fails to digest food, it can become a hardened mass that can affect the intestines and cause gastroparesis. Victims of gastroparesis can experience significant symptoms that can cause pain and suffering and lead to loss of enjoyment of life.
Receiving Medical Care for Stomach Paralysis from Ozempic
Those who use Ozempic should stay wary of stomach paralysis symptoms, such as constant vomiting, nausea, stomach and abdominal pain, acid reflux, and extreme weight loss. If you use Ozempic and suffer from these symptoms, seeing a healthcare professional for gastroparesis treatment is essential.
It’s vital to reverse the effect Ozempic has had on the stomach tract muscles to allow them to resume working at a normal rate. Medication can stimulate the stomach muscles and work like they did before you used Ozempic to prevent food from hardening in the stomach.
A healthcare professional can also offer dietary tips to heal the damage done by the dangerous product. Depending on the severity of your health condition, the healthcare professional may suggest surgical treatment, including using a gastric venting tube to relieve pressure.
Speak to Your Doctor About Stopping Ozempic Use
You should also speak to the doctor who prescribed you to use Ozempic about your next steps. You know that Ozempic has caused significant health issues, but it can be dangerous to get off a medication cold turkey.
Your doctor should have the answers for how you should come off using Ozempic. They could recommend a slow process of reducing your usage until you are fully off it. They can also recommend a new medication that can help you control your blood sugar levels.
Without something to regulate your blood sugar levels, you could experience symptoms like dizziness, loss of consciousness, and seizures. Ensure you speak to your doctor to determine how to come off Ozempic and use a different medication to help with your blood sugar levels.
Filing an Ozempic Lawsuit to Pursue Compensation for Damages
If you suffered economic and non-economic damages from stomach paralysis, you could file an Ozempic lawsuit like Jaclyn Bjorklund did. She filed a product liability lawsuit after experiencing constant vomiting, stomach pain, and extreme weight loss. She suffered these gastrointestinal events after a year of using Ozempic and Mounjaro.
She alleged that Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly and Co., the manufacturer of Mounjaro, failed to warn about the health risks associated with their products. They can be held liable for damages for failing to include a warning label that notified users that they could suffer negative gastrointestinal events.
You could follow Mrs. Bjorklund’s footsteps in holding Novo Nordisk accountable for their negligence by filing a product liability lawsuit. A product liability lawyer can help you recover fair compensatory damages caused by Novo Nordisk’s negligence.
Collect Evidence That Proves Your Ozempic Use and Health Problems
Recovering compensatory damages from an Ozempic lawsuit will require you to prove Novo Nordisk’s liability. This involves showing they owed consumers a duty of care, breached it through negligence, and caused damage as a result.
Product manufacturers owe a duty of care to each consumer to ensure their product works properly and safely. You can establish the duty of care they owed you by showing a receipt proving you bought Ozempic or an empty product package.
You should also prove you suffered stomach paralysis by showing your medical records. These should show that you saw a doctor for gastroparesis treatment.
Hire a Product Liability Lawyer to Help With Your Ozempic Lawsuit
If you suffer stomach paralysis from Ozempic, you can experience damages like medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish. You can file an Ozempic lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages. However, handling the lawsuit process alone can prove difficult, which is why it’s important to hire a product liability lawyer.
They will have experience with other types of defective drug lawsuits and can explain the process for recovering compensation for damages. An experienced product liability lawyer can help determine your Ozempic lawsuit’s value, gather evidence to prove liability, file paperwork, speak to expert witnesses, and negotiate a settlement.
Contact The Russo Firm for Help With Your Ozempic Lawsuit
At The Russo Firm, our product liability lawyers have recently taken on many defective drug lawsuits, including those affected by defective Zantac, Tylenol, and Tepezza. We can help with your Ozempic lawsuit using the experience gained through litigating those claims.
Our product liability lawyers understand the pain and suffering caused by stomach paralysis and wish to offer personalized legal counsel to help you hold Novo Nordisk accountable for negligence. Contact us for a free consultation today at (561) 270-0913 or leave a message on our online contact page.