Pharmaceutical Companies Sued Over Gastrointestinal Side Effects of Weight-Loss Drugs
A 44-year-old Louisiana woman has filed a defective drug lawsuit against Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly and Co., the makers of Ozempic (Semaglutide) and Mounjaro (tirzepatide), alleging that the drugs can cause gastroparesis, according to The CUT [1.].
The lawsuit was entered on Aug. 2, 2023, in the Western District of Louisiana on behalf of Plaintiff Jaclyn Bjorklund, who claims she took both Ozempic and Mounjaro at the advice of her physician. In just over 1 year of being prescribed the drugs, Bjorklund began experiencing stomach problems so severe that she was hospitalized several times, and threw up so violently that she lost her teeth, the complaint states.
The lawsuit brings claims of failure to warn on the part of Novo and Lilly, and Bjorklund is seeking unspecified financial compensation. Hundreds of other claims alleging gastrointestinal injuries from these weight-loss drugs are currently being investigated across the country.
What is Wegovy?
Wegovy is a brand name for semaglutide, a GLP-1 analogue that works by mimicking the GLP-1 hormone, which is released in the gut in response to eating. The role of GLP-1 is to prompt the body to produce more insulin, which reduces blood sugar (glucose). Wegovy is manufactured and marketed by the Danish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk, and was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June 2021.
What is Stomach paralysis?
Stomach paralysis, or gastroparesis, is a long-term (chronic) condition in which the stomach doesn’t empty as it should. In patients with stomach paralysis, food passes through the stomach slower than normally. The condition, which is common in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, is thought to be the result of a problem with the nerves and muscles that control how the stomach empties.
- Abdominal bloating
- Abdominal pain
- A feeling of fullness after eating just a few bites
- Vomiting undigested food eaten a few hours earlier
- Acid reflux
- Changes in blood sugar levels
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss/malnutrition
Have You Been Injured by Wegovy?
If you suffered from stomach paralysis or another gastrointestinal injury after taking Wegovy, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. It is important that you speak with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney immediately after you have become aware of the harm caused by the medication to protect your legal rights. Fill out the contact form below or call (866) 588-0600 for a free legal consultation now.
What Compensation Could I Be Awarded?
The compensation you could recover in a Wegovy Lawsuit depends on the type and extent of your injuries. Generally, a settlement in this type of case could cover several types of damages, including (but not limited to):
- Medical expenses
- Lost income (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of earning capacity
- Potential punitive damages
Do I Have a Wegovy Stomach Paralysis Class Action Lawsuit?
The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Wegovy Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new stomach paralysis cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one suffered from stomach paralysis or another injury after taking Wegovy or another weight loss medication, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a Wegovy Stomach Paralysis Class Action Lawsuit and our lawyers can help.