Dayes Law Firm is investigating claims that manufacturers of weight loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy may not have appropriately warned doctors and patients of the dangers of taking the medications following reports that taking them could lead to stomach paralysis and other gastrointestinal side effects.
A July 2023 report from CNN revealed that some patients on diabetes or weight management drugs Ozempic and Wegovy were diagnosed with severe gastroparesis, or stomach paralysis, and doctors acknowledged the side effect “may have resulted from or been exacerbated by the medication they were taking.” The US Food and Drug Administration also revealed that it has received reports of people on the drugs experiencing stomach paralysis that, in some instances, had not been resolved by the time the reports were made.
If you took medication to lose weight or to manage diabetes and you became severely ill with stomach paralysis or other side effects, you may be eligible to pursue a weight loss drug lawsuit. Dayes Law Firm is investigating claims against the makers of Ozempic and related medications regarding whether or not these manufacturers adequately warned patients about the potential of gastrointestinal side effects involved in taking the drugs.
If you or a loved one took Ozempic, Wegovy, Saxenda, Mounjaro, or Rybelsus, and became extremely ill with symptoms including severe vomiting and an inability to eat, we urge you to call our firm and discuss possible legal options with our team.
Call Dayes Law Firm at 800-503-2000 today to contact us and learn more about your potential eligibility for a weight loss drug lawsuit. You can also fill out the form on this page to get in touch 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to begin the process of investigating your claim. We can offer you a free, no-obligation consultation to determine whether or not you might have a case and how we can help.
More Information About Weight Loss Drug Lawsuits
What is Semaglutide?
Diabetes drugs Ozempic and Wegovy use the same medication, semaglutide. According to the FDA, “It mimics the GLP-1 hormone that is released in the gastrointestinal tract in response to eating. One role of GLP-1 is to prompt the body to produce more insulin, which reduces blood glucose (sugar). GLP-1 in higher amounts also interacts with the parts of the brain that reduce appetite and signal a feeling of fullness.”
Are Patients on Weight Loss Drugs Getting Sick?
Patients who spoke to CNN reportedly became seriously ill after taking Ozempic injections and the drug Wegovy. Two patients were diagnosed with severe gastroparesis, or stomach paralysis. One person was diagnosed with cyclic vomiting syndrome, causing her to throw up multiple times a day.
Although extreme reactions to taking these drugs appear rare so far, according to CNN, there is no indication on the drugs’ labels that cautions that gastroparesis specifically may occur. Other people taking the drugs could be in danger of serious complications.
Drug Maker’s Response to Weight Loss Side Effect Claims
Novo Nordisk, the maker of Ozempic and Wegovy, said in a comment to CNN that drugs in this class have been used to treat diabetes for 15 years and for eight years, respectively, to treat obesity. The statement noted that they have been studied both in the real world and in clinical trials.
“Gastrointestinal (GI) events are well-known side effects of the GLP-1 class. For semaglutide, the majority of GI side effects are mild to moderate in severity and of short duration. GLP-1’s are known to cause a delay in gastric emptying, as noted in the label of each of our GLP-1 RA medications. Symptoms of delayed gastric emptying, nausea, and vomiting are listed as side effects,” the statement noted.
However, severe gastroparesis, or stomach paralysis, is a much more severe side effect that some patients are experiencing after taking Wegovy, Ozempic, and related medications. If you have been diagnosed with stomach paralysis after taking a weight loss drug, please get in touch with Dayes Law Firm to see how we can help you explore legal options.
How Much Does a Weight Loss Drug Lawsuit Lawyer Cost?
If you or a loved one has suffered extreme side effects like severe gastroparesis after taking a weight loss drug like Ozempic, please get in touch with Dayes Law Firm without delay.
Our firm is passionate about helping clients who have been harmed due to defective or dangerous drugs, and we are available to discuss any possible legal steps you can take in a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team.
We handle cases on a contingency basis at Dayes, meaning we do not require money upfront. Your information will remain confidential, and there is no harm in giving our team a call to talk about your situation. Unless we pursue and win your case, you owe us nothing.
We want to help those who may have been harmed after taking Wegovy, Ozempic, or similar weight loss and diabetes management medications. If that includes you or a loved one, please contact our law firm at (800) 503-2000 or online to learn more today.