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Ozempic Side Effects and Your Legal Rights

Mar 02, 2024
Shamis & Gentile, P.A.

While many people in the United States use Ozempic to help with their medical issues, some have experienced side effects and serious complications, such as Gastroparesis (paralysis of the stomach) and Ileus, i.e., a blocked intestine (bowel obstruction). You can pursue legal recourse if you or a loved one have been affected.

In this article, we will cover all you need to know about the side effects of Ozempic, what people suffering from complications due to their use of the drug can expect in terms of legal compensation, and the process itself in terms of a mass tort, class action, or something else.

Common and Serious Side Effects

As with any medication, using Ozempic comes with some level of risk of experiencing side effects. While not every person using Ozempic has these issues, it can affect the lives of those who are unfortunate enough to have an adverse reaction to the drug.

Some more common side effects are vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea. Though they can be challenging to deal with, they are not life-threatening or considered severe by themselves, and thus considered manageable and acceptable compared to the alternatives.

However, there are also more serious side effects to be aware of, such as Gastroparesis (paralysis of the stomach) and Ileus (blocked intestines), which can lead to significant health complications and may or may not require immediate medical attention.

Scientific studies have shown that Ozempic has an active ingredient named semaglutide, which, among other things, can cause stomach paralysis, especially for people prescribed a high dosage or those using it for extended periods.

These side effects can be severe enough that you, as an affected patient, can get compensation with the help of the law since many brands did not adequately inform patients of these side effects on the labels or instructions.

Legal Recourse and Options

To be considered eligible to file a lawsuit or join a class action, you must have been using Ozempic for weight loss or other prescribed reasons and then experience what is classified as a severe health issue, such as Gastroparesis or Ileus.

Typically, you would also be required to show evidence of having seen a medical professional about this issue to be deemed eligible. If you or a loved one are or has been, experiencing severe side effects from the use of Ozempic, there might be several avenues available for you to seek justice.

These options include filing a standard lawsuit, joining a mass tort, or participating in a class-action lawsuit. Which of these options is right for you will depend on the specific case in question and will be investigated further on a person-by-person basis by our experienced and dedicated team of lawyers at Shamis & Gentile, P.A.

If you are interested in learning more about your options, we welcome you to fill out a short form on our website so we can work together to improve your circumstances. Do not wait, as there might be a time constraint due to the statutes of limitations. Contact us today.

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