Ozempic is a popular medication used to treat type-2 diabetes and to manage weight. But the drug has also been linked to a number of serious illnesses. If you or a loved one have been injured by this medication, you may have the right to seek monetary compensation in an Ozempic lawsuit.
Our firm is actively investigating this drug and asking injured patients to reach out to us. Rueb Stoller Daniel gives you some information about the conditions that have been connected with Ozempic.
The Basics of Ozempic
Ozempic is the popular brand name for semaglutide, a prescription drug manufactured by Novo Nordisk. It is a weekly injection that assists in lowering blood sugar by helping the pancreas to make more insulin. The medication was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2017 to treat type-2 diabetes. However, Ozempic is also used to manage weight.
Which Conditions and Illnesses Are Linked to Ozempic?
Despite the popularity of Ozempic, there have been a number of allegations that the drug is unsafe. For example, recent studies have demonstrated that taking this drug, especially in higher doses, can cause gallbladder disease and gallstones. These medical problems frequently result in the surgical removal of the gallbladder, which can be costly.
Some Ozempic patients claimed that they developed gastrointestinal issues after using the drug, such as gastroparesis or cyclic vomiting syndrome. These may cause further, potentially life-threatening complications. For instance, vomiting may lead to dehydration due to the sudden loss of fluids.
The FDA revised the warning label for Ozempic to include possible intestinal blockage in side effects.
Were Patients Properly Warned About the Risks of Ozempic?
Drug manufacturers warn patients of the various side effects and complications that their medications may cause. They make an effort to be comprehensive in these warnings so patients can make an informed decision to take the drug. However, until recently, Ozempic’s warning label did not sufficiently notify patients or their doctors about the risks of gallbladder disease.
If you or a family member developed gallstones or suffered gallbladder disease after taking this drug, reach out to us. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit to win financial compensation for the losses you suffered. As of 2023, numerous lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturer of Ozempic. Eventually, these claims will likely develop into multidistrict litigation, or MDL. These are similar to class action lawsuits.
What Kind of Compensation May Be Available to Those Harmed by Ozempic?
Injury victims file lawsuits to seek monetary compensation, known in the law as damages. The type and amount of damages vary from one case to another. With respect to those patients injured by Ozempic, damages may include the following.
These can cover a number of medical costs that victims incur because of taking this drug. This category may include prescription drugs to treat illnesses, lab tests, surgery, doctor’s visits, and more.
Lost Wages and Lost Future Wages
Victims who cannot work because of their illness should be compensated for missed income. If a victim cannot work the same job as before their condition, lost future wages can also be claimed. Seeking these future damages generally requires expert witness testimony, which we can provide.
Pain and Suffering
Victims of unsafe drugs often experience significant pain and suffering. This type of damages covers pain, mental and emotional anguish, and related problems.
As the name implies, punitive damages punish drug manufacturers. They are not available in all cases and are usually difficult to claim. However, if the maker of a dangerous drug was especially negligent or wrongful, punitive damages could be an option.
Review Your Legal Options With Us Today
Did you become ill or suffer medical, personal, or financial problems related to taking Ozempic? Would you like to learn more about your legal rights and options? It’s time to speak with the experienced mass tort attorneys of Rueb Stoller Daniel. Give us a call today at 1-866-CALL-RSD.