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Why Ozempic May Be Riskier Than You Think

Why Ozempic May Be Riskier Than You Think

You’ve probably seen Ozempic commercials on TV many times. This self-injected drug promises to treat Type 2 diabetes and, to some extent, promote weight loss. At least, that’s what Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer, wants you to know. However, what you don’t see in these commercials is that this drug has also been linked to serious cases of gastroparesis, or “stomach paralysis.” Does that sound like something you or a loved one is dealing with? Read on to learn more about how we might be able to help.

How Does Ozempic Cause Gastroparesis?

To understand the link between Ozempic and gastroparesis, let’s start with the two active ingredients in this drug—semaglutide and tirzepatide. These are known as GLP-1 agonists, or glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists.

GLP-1 agonists are a class of medications commonly used to treat Type 2 diabetes. They mimic the effects of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) in the body, which is produced in the intestines and helps regulate blood sugar levels and appetite.

What Are the Risks of Using GLP-1 Agonists?

While GLP-1 agonists are generally considered safe and effective for treating Type 2 diabetes, they can have potential side effects and risks that need to be carefully considered and disclosed by the manufacturer. These drugs are known to cause extreme nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and gastroparesis.

Can You Sue if the Side Effects of Ozempic Are Already Known?

The issue here is that the manufacturer did not fully disclose all the risks of taking this medication. They chose what to disclose and what to hide. Gastroparesis is one of the side effects Novo Nordisk failed to disclose. As a result, many users have reported severe illness after using the medication.

Proving Your Case if You’ve Been Harmed by Ozempic

Evidence such as medical records and receipts can help prove that you were harmed by this drug. Each case is unique, even though the side effects might be similar in most instances. It is only after having your case professionally and thoroughly investigated by the team at Morgan and Morgan that you will understand if it is valid and what kind of evidence you’ll need to establish liability.

List of Weight Loss Medications Involved in the Lawsuit

The following weight loss medications are currently part of the ongoing lawsuit:

You May Have a Case Against Novo Nordisk

When companies put profits over human lives, it is our duty to hold them accountable. We know these companies make billions of dollars selling their products and won’t hesitate to hire the best defense team to protect them from liability. That’s why you need Morgan and Morgan, America’s largest injury firm.

Our solid reputation for taking on the biggest bullies in the industry makes us uniquely equipped to handle your case. So if you or a loved one has suffered gastroparesis or other similar Ozempic side effects, we might be able to help you hold Novo Nordisk accountable. Contact us today to learn more.