Injured by Wegovy Weight Loss Drug Lawsuit Attorney
Wegovy is a weight loss drug that was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014. The drug is for adults that are struggling with obesity and at least one condition related to their weight, such as Type-2 diabetes and hypertension. Also known by its generic name, semaglutide, the medication is sold by Novo Nordisk, which also sells a version of the drug under the brand Ozempic.
Regardless of which version you are prescribed, the drug is administered via injection by your doctor once a week. Wegovy lowers your blood sugar by increasing the level of insulin in your pancreas. It also aids in the release of other hormones that help to control your appetite.
Wegovy seems like a godsend to millions of people whose weight loss journey has been less than fruitful. However, it’s important for drug makers to be 100% transparent with the side effects that are associated with their products. This is the problem that’s at the heart of several lawsuits that were recently filed against Novo Nordisk.
Apparently, there are a growing number of patients who are developing serious gastric disorders from taking Wegovy and Ozempic. These include stomach paralysis, or gastroparesis, which is a condition where the muscles lose their ability to contract. As a result, the patient is unable to properly digest their food and empty their bowels. It’s an excruciating condition to live with, and there is growing evidence to support the idea that Novo Nordisk failed to disclose this information to the public.
Are you suffering from gastroparesis or another stomach injury, which developed as a result of using Wegovy? You may be entitled to monetary compensation for your harm and suffering, but there is a limited amount of time to file a product liability lawsuit. Please contact our law firm and learn about your rights from a Wegovy weight loss drug injury attorney.
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A personal injury lawsuit for “failure to warn” was filed by multiple plaintiffs who claim that they developed stomach paralysis and other severe health issues after they began using Wegovy. One of the attorneys in charge of the case spoke of a Louisiana woman who had been to the emergency room numerous times since she was prescribed Ozempic, followed by Mounjaro, by her doctor. In one instance, she had vomiting that was so severe, it caused her to lose some of her teeth.
Keep in mind that Ozempic is essentially the same drug as Wegovy, though Ozempic was made specifically for the treatment of Type-2 diabetes, nevertheless, they are both semaglutides, which belong to a class of drugs known as (GLP-1) receptor agonists. According to the attorneys, there is compelling evidence indicating a link between GLP-1 receptor agonists and severe gastric disorders.
As of now, there are reports of stomach injury from Wegovy, Ozempic, and Mounjaro from approximately 400 people in 45 states. Our law firm is ready to help if you are one of the many victims who were diagnosed with gastroparesis after you were prescribed Wegovy by your doctor.
Am I Eligible for a Wegovy Weight Loss Drug Injury Claim?
Yes, you are eligible for a compensation claim for stomach injury from Wegovy if it’s clear that the manufacturer failed in their duty of care to you and the general public. Drug manufacturers have the highest duty of care to test their product prior to release. In addition, they must market the product in a way so that there are no misconceptions about its uses or efficacy. This includes being completely transparent about any potential health issue that may arise from using the medication.
As we mentioned in the previous section, failure to warn was cited as the reason for the lawsuit. This implies that Novo Nordisk knew of or should have known about the link between their medication and gastroparesis. If so, they had a legal duty to inform the public of their findings, and perhaps issue a recall on these medications in order to minimize the possibility of injuries.
Further investigation is required to determine exactly how Norvo Nordisk is responsible for stomach injuries caused by Wegovy and Ozempic. If you were harmed by either of these drugs, we can advise you of the available legal options for a lawsuit. You may choose to file a claim on your own or join with other patients who were diagnosed with a stomach illness from being injected with Wegovy. Both actions have their pros and cons, and you should have a clear understanding of these factors before you can decide which type of lawsuit is right for you.
Settlement Value of a Weight Loss Drug Injury Claim
The inability to move food through your stomach causes all sorts of excruciating symptoms, and as a result, we expect case values to be fairly high with these cases. Keep in mind that this type of illness can also cause severe emotional trauma, as it can take months of agony before you are officially diagnosed with gastroparesis.
If you are suffering due to the manufacturer’s failure to disclose critical information about their product, you are entitled to monetary damages from a product liability lawsuit. Based on our experience with drug side effect injury claims, we believe that many of these cases are worth about $250,000 and above. For the most serious injuries, settlements will likely fall between $1,000,000 and $3,000,000.
Our sole motivation is to fight for the compensation you deserve, regardless of the exact number. To get started on a Wegovy stomach disorder lawsuit against Novo Nordisk, contact us today.
How Long Do these Cases Take to Settle?
There’s no reliable way to provide you with an answer to this question, as much of it depends on the drug company’s willingness to negotiate with us. Whether you file a personal injury claim or class action lawsuit matters as well. On the one hand, class action claims take longer to settle due to the additional steps that are required by the court. However, they tend to make more of an impact, as it’s hard to dispute liability by a defendant when so many people have been injured in the same manner.
Generally, we expect these cases to take anywhere from 6 months to over two years. Our goal is to provide you with a resolution as soon as possible. At the same time, we want you to receive enough compensation to cover all your losses. Aside from your medical bills, we want you to bring you all the damages you are entitled to, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost income due to your recovery needs.
Statute of Limitations to Sue a Negligent Drug Company
The time limit to sue a drug manufacturer for injuries caused by negligence is two years from the discovery date of the injury. Generally, this refers to the date of diagnosis, though there may be other factors that will impact how long you have to file a lawsuit. To be on the safe side, it’s best to rely on the 2-year rule and reach out to an attorney as soon as you suspect a link between Wegovy and your stomach condition. If you miss the deadline to file a claim, the courts are unlikely to give you an extension, which means you will permanently lose the right to file a lawsuit against Novo Nordisk.
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A weight loss drug should help you improve your health, but unfortunately, some medications create new issues that will impact the quality of your life. That’s precisely what’s happening to many patients that were prescribed Wegovy as a way to manage their weight.
By contacting our law firm, you can speak with a product injury lawsuit attorney, who will advise you of your rights and legal options. We know these cases inside and out, so you can rely on us to secure the highest possible settlement for you and your loved ones. If you filed a claim already at another law firm, perhaps you would be interested in a free second opinion. Wherever you are in the legal process, we will provide you with a Zero Fee Guarantee, so you can receive free legal services from day one. As a condition of winning your case, the defendant covers all legal fees, so we don’t make a cent unless you do.
Contact DTLA Law Group and speak to a lawyer with experience in weight loss medication side effect injury claims.
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