- Ozempic is a diabetes and weight loss drug that can cause stomach paralysis because its active ingredient, semaglutide, slows down stomach muscles
- The first Ozempic lawsuit was filed in August 2023 by a Louisiana woman named Jaclyn Bjorklund, who suffered from gastroparesis
- Anyone prescribed Ozempic who experiences stomach paralysis can file a civil claim with Novo Nordisk
- Users of Mounjaro, another weight loss drug, can also file a product liability claim to pursue compensation for damages
Recently, many people prescribed the weight loss drug Ozempic have filed product liability lawsuits with the manufacturer, Novo Nordisk. The reason for this is the diabetes and weight loss drugs have caused gastroparesis, otherwise known as stomach paralysis. This can slow the stomach muscles and lead to vomiting, nausea, malnutrition, and abdominal pain.
Anyone who was prescribed Ozempic by a doctor and suffers from gastroparesis can file an Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit. Gastroparesis caused by Ozempic use can result in significant financial and psychological damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Victims can file a claim to pursue compensation for damages from Novo Nordisk.
Users of Ozempic Have Suffered from Stomach Paralysis
Many people who have used the weight loss and diabetes drug Ozempic have filed product liability lawsuits after suffering from stomach paralysis. Ozempic’s active ingredient is called semaglutide and was initially used in the drug to help those struggling with diabetes. It can help to increase insulin levels and lower blood sugar.
However, people have been prescribed the drug for weight loss because semaglutide can slow stomach digestion. Ozempic can slow down stomach muscles, but this can have the unintended consequences of leaving food undigested. It can harden into a mass that can block the intestines.
Stomach paralysis, otherwise known as gastroparesis, can lead to significant symptoms like nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and malnutrition. A study from the National Library of Medicine identified a connection between Ozempic and stomach paralysis in 2019. Since then, many users have suffered from gastroparesis and filed lawsuits with Novo Nordisk.
Ozempic Users Have Filed Lawsuits to Pursue Compensation for Gastroparesis
The first Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit was filed in August 2023 by New Orleans resident Jaclyn Bjorklund. She used Ozempic for one year before she started suffering symptoms of stomach paralysis. She pivoted to using Mounjaro, but the symptoms persisted.
Mrs. Bjorklund claims that both weight loss drugs caused severe gastrointestinal issues and required significant medical expenses from hospital visits. She alleges Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly and Co. (manufacturer of Mounjaro) failed to warn about the gastrointestinal issues caused by their products.
Many other users of Ozempic and Mounjaro have followed suit and filed product liability lawsuits. As of writing, 41 lawsuits have been filed in federal court. Those who were prescribed Ozempic and experienced gastroparesis symptoms can also file an Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit.
Anyone Prescribed Ozempic Who Suffers from Stomach Paralysis Can File a Lawsuit
If you were prescribed Ozempic and ended up experiencing gastroparesis, you could file an Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit with Novo Nordisk. They failed to notify users of Ozempic of the risk of gastrointestinal issues caused by the drug. Make sure that you keep track of all evidence that you used the controversial drug Ozempic to help prove your case.
You can qualify to file an Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit if you can prove that you used the weight loss drug and suffered gastrointestinal issues. Those who suffer from symptoms consistent with other cases can file a civil claim to pursue compensation for damages caused by stomach paralysis.
The following are some symptoms of gastroparesis that can qualify you to file an Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit:
- Abdominal pain
- Becoming full after eating small portions of food
- Acid reflux
- Blood sugar level fluctuation
- Extreme weight loss
Can You File a Lawsuit for Health Issues Caused by Mounjaro?
Ozempic is not alone in coming under fire for causing gastroparesis. As mentioned above in the case of Jaclyn Bjorklund, Mounjaro is an alternative to Ozempic that has also caused stomach paralysis.
Users of Mounjaro who also suffer gastroparesis can file product liability lawsuits with the manufacturer of Mounjaro, Eli Lilly and Co. They can file this lawsuit to pursue payment for economic and non-economic losses caused by stomach paralysis after using Mounjaro.
Contact The Russo Firm for Help With Your Ozempic Stomach Paralysis Lawsuit
At The Russo Firm, our experienced product liability lawyers can assist you in filing your Ozempic lawsuit. They can explain whether you qualify to file an Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit and help you through the process of pursuing financial payment for medical bills, loss of society, and pain and suffering.
Our product liability attorneys understand the effect stomach paralysis can have on your health and quality of life. We wish to help you hold Novo Nordisk accountable for failing to caution consumers about the negative effects caused by their weight loss and diabetes drug. Contact us at (561) 270-0913 for a free consultation or leave a message on our online contact page.
Frequently Asked Questions About Ozempic Stomach Paralysis
Will There Be an Ozempic Stomach Paralysis MDL?
Back in December 2023, lawyers representing plaintiffs who have filed Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuits filed a consolidation motion with the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML). This would combine all Ozempic gastroparesis lawsuits into a multi-district litigation (MDL), allowing all of them to be viewed together in one district.
This type of mass tort can benefit plaintiffs by streamlining the discovery process and allowing them to share resources. As more information comes out about the negative health risks of Ozempic, more people will file product liability lawsuits with Novo Nordisk. This can help increase the chance of the JPML agreeing to consolidation.
Does Ozempic Cause Users to Suffer from Suicidal Thoughts?
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is looking into a link between the use of Ozempic and other diabetes medications and users suffering from suicidal thoughts. This link to thoughts of self-harm and suicide is a new development coming after over 200 reports of users suffering suicidal thoughts due to the drug were reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This investigation into suicidal ideation is still in its early stages. The agency still needs more information from manufacturers of GLP-1 agonists to see if there is a chemical reason for these negative thoughts. If more information comes to light incriminating Ozempic of causing suicidal thoughts, that could help with litigation regarding the dangerous drug.
How Can a Product Liability Lawyer Help With Your Ozempic Stomach Paralysis Lawsuit?
Filing a lawsuit against a powerful manufacturer like Novo Nordisk can be difficult for someone without legal experience to handle. This is why it’s crucial for those who wish to file an Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit to hire a lawyer with product liability experience.
They can explain the best steps to take to help maximize your lawsuit’s chances of success. An experienced product liability lawyer can use their expertise gained from helping other victims of dangerous products that have caused injuries to explain how you should handle the civil claim process against Ozempic’s manufacturer.
A product liability attorney can also help should all Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuits consolidate into an MDL. They can guide you in filing the essential paperwork to join the consolidated lawsuit, keep you aware of all developments, explain how MDLs work, and help negotiate a settlement that can pay you for your specific stomach paralysis damages.