California Ozempic Claims Lawyer

Attorney Logan Quirk is helping people affected by Ozempic. If you have been diagnosed with Gastroparesis or Ileus due to the use of Ozempic, contact us today for a free consultation and case evaluation. When a pharmaceutical or drug company is acting in a negligent way that causes you injury or illness, we believe that you should have strong legal support moving forward. Our attorneys are here for you every step of the way.

Do I Need a Lawyer for My Ozempic Claim?

In some cases, a personal injury claim can be handled without the help of an attorney if your injuries are minor. However, claims involving large pharmaceutical and drug companies can be entirely complex. Many of these claims end in mass tort claims, which can be complicated and difficult to handle on your own. These claims tend to be some of the largest with a lengthy legal battle that can require the assistance of a knowledgeable legal advocate.

When you are up against a massive company, our attorneys at Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC are here for you. We will help you fight back against pharmaceutical companies who do not have your best interests in mind, as well as help you obtain damages that you need to get back on your feet.

What Are Ozempic and Semaglutide?

Ozempic is an injectable medication that is used to help adults who have type 2 diabetes with managing their blood sugar. It is not officially a weight loss drug but may help individuals lose weight while they are on the medication, according to recent research. Ozempic contains an active ingredient known as semaglutide, which treats individuals with obesity and weight-related issues under the name Wegovy. Wegovy is FDA-approved at high doses.

Wegovy, unfortunately, suffered a shortage in recent years and so individuals have begun using Ozempic off-label for their weight loss even though they do not have type 2 diabetes. They do this in the hopes that the drug will cause weight loss, sometimes not knowing that there could be adverse effects.

Recent studies have shown that drugs like Ozempic that contain semaglutide can increase the risk of serious complications, including:

  • Gastroparesis
  • Ileus or bowel obstruction
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Biliary disease
  • Bile duct disease
  • Chronic vomiting

Ozempic leads to many serious health issues, especially if you are on the medication for a prolonged period of time, take high doses, or use the medication for weight loss. Though there are supposed to be warning labels on these medications, all of the side effects may not be mentioned. If you have been impacted by this drug like many others have, you may be able to file a claim to pursue financial recovery for your losses.

The Lasting Effects of Using Ozempic

Various studies have shown that there could be lasting effects to those who have used Ozempic for any period of time. Two of the most common conditions that impact individuals on Ozempic are:

  • Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis, or stomach paralysis, is a condition that can be caused by Ozempic that causes the stomach to stop processing food as efficiently as it did. Many of the symptoms related to this condition include vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, and painful stomach cramps. It is possible that the condition can be ongoing or even permanent, though studies are still being conducted.
  • Ileus: Ileus happens when normal muscle contractions of the intestines temporarily cease to occur. This prevents food, fluid, and gas to pass through the intestines. Some of the symptoms of ileus include abdominal bloating, pain, severe constipation, and loss of appetite.

Can I File an Ozempic Lawsuit?

In February of 2024, a class action lawsuit was officially filed against Ozempic due to many individuals suffering from the same effects of the drug. It is possible that you have the option to file a claim if you have been harmed by Ozempic and faced severe bouts of gastroparesis, ileus, and various other diseases before March 2022 that required hospitalizations or surgical removals.

At Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC, we want to hear from you if you have suffered adverse health effects due to Ozempic. If we determine that you could be successful in your legal claim, we can do the following for you:

  • Verify your eligibility for a claim by gathering evidence such as medical records and witness testimony
  • Help you comply with personal injury claim deadlines
  • Negotiate a settlement with the defendants so you obtain maximum compensation for your losses
  • Present your claim in trial if settlement cannot be achieved

What Damages May Be Available in a Claim?

If you have been injured or fallen ill due to using Ozempic, you may have a claim against Novo Nordisk, the pharmaceutical company behind the drug.  What your claim is worth may depend on several factors that your lawyer will closely examine. There are several damages that may be available for you in a claim, such as:

  • Medical expenses that you have experienced related to hospitalizations, surgeries, and more
  • Loss of enjoyment of life caused by your injury or illness
  • Lost wages and future lost income due to missed time at work
  • Pain and suffering/Emotional distress

As an example, you may receive higher damages in a claim where you required gallbladder removal surgery due to Ozempic use, compared to somebody who experienced gallstones but fully recovered from their illness. Looking at the unique circumstances in your claim is an important step that we can take as your attorney.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ozempic FDA-approved? Ozempic is FDA-approved to help lower blood sugar levels in adults who have type 2 diabetes. However, it has not been approved for the sole purpose of weight loss by the FDA.

How long do I have to file my claim? In California, there is a statute of limitations of two years from the time of your illness or injury to file a lawsuit. If you fail to file before the statute of limitations is met, you may be left without financial recovery that you need to get back on your feet.

How much will it cost to hire an attorney to handle my Ozempic claim? Most attorneys who handle personal injury and mass tort claims work on a contingency fee basis in California. This means that there is no upfront cost to you until you receive results. This is how our firm works at Quirk Accident and Injury Attorneys.

Contact a California Ozempic Claims Lawyer Today

At Quirk Accident and Injury Attorneys, APC, we are here for you and your family after you have been affected by the Ozempic drug. If using Ozempic led to injuries and losses in your life, you should not have to handle your claim alone. Filing a claim against a large drug manufacturer can be tedious and confusing but we are here to help. Please contact our California mass torts lawyers as soon as possible for a confidential and completely free legal consultation.