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What do we know about ozempic?

Ozempic is a drug that was created for people with diabetes type 2. The drug was intended to help lower blood sugar by helping the pancreas make more insulin. Like most diabetic drugs. However, Ozempic has been prescribed to patients without diabetes to help with weight loss. This has resulted in many reports of gastroparesis/stomach paralysis in certain individuals. Novo Nordisk the creator of these weight-loss drugs, does not include warnings about the increased risk of gastroparesis. 

A woman who began receiving Ozempic injections in the spring of 2022 says within 2 years time she began suffering from severe gastroparesis. To which, nothing has worked to relieve symptoms. If you or a loved one have been affected by the drug Ozempic, call us today at (918) 744-7100 for a free consultation.

The Ozempic Lawsuits timeline

Ozempic is a drug created for individuals with type 2 diabetes. When it has been used for weight loss in patients without type 2 diabetes, the consequences have been deadly. 

2012: Novo Nordisk develops a drug for diabetes therapy offering a longer lasting alternative to previous drugs. 

2016: Clinical trials of Ozempic start. They also file for FDA New Drug Application.

2017: Clinical trials are finished and Ozempic is approved by the FDA in December as an injectable form of semaglutide to help control type 2 diabetes in adults. In this same year, researchers at the University of Leeds and Novo Nordisk report that semaglutide can be used to treat obesity.

2018: Ozempic is approved in the European Union, Japan, and Canada. 

2019: An oral form of semaglutide is approved for medical use in the U.S. This was also created by Novo Nordisk.

2021: The FDA has approved Novo Nordisk’s Wegovy injectable of semaglutide for the long-term management of adult weight. More than 10,000 adverse events linked to semaglutide were reported to the FDA Adverse Reporting System in the same year. 

2023: Ozempic and Wegovy are listed on the FDA’s Drug Shortages list. Lawsuits are also filed against Novo Nordisk on behalf of patients who took the drugs and developed gastroparesis/stomach paralysis issues. 

How can a lawyer help me?

A lawyer can offer invaluable legal knowledge and direction to help you through the challenging legal process in a drug defect case. To create a compelling case on your side, they can conduct a comprehensive investigation, compile supporting documentation, and confer with medical specialists. In addition, they have the legal authority to sue insurance companies or negotiate on your behalf to recover damages for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and other losses brought on by the flaw.

Our skilled legal team has handled several medical negligence cases and we know the challenges of establishing medical malpractice. Our commitment is to stand up for your rights and make sure you get the justice you deserve so you can focus on your recovery. We will take care of the legal issues of your case with our experience and advocacy. Give LaCourse Law a call at 918-744-7100 to find out more about how we can help you and your drug defect case.

Can I receive compensation?

If you have been a victim of the drug Ozempic and its side effects, you may be entitled to receive compensation for the damages you have suffered. Compensation in drug defect cases typically aims to cover various aspects, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Disability and disfigurement
  • Punitive damages

The specific amount of compensation you may receive will depend on various factors, including the nature and extent of the malpractice, the impact it has had on your life, and the jurisdiction’s laws governing drug defects. To determine the potential compensation you may be eligible for, it is advisable to consult with an experienced attorney who can evaluate your case and provide personalized guidance based on the specifics of your situation.

At LaCourse Law, we want to help you get your life back. Our team of professional lawyers is ready to be there for you. Call us at (918) 744-7100 for a free consultation!

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