Gastroparesis from Ozempic Lawyer in California

Attorney Logan Quirk is here for victims facing the symptoms of Gastroparesis (stomach paralysis) caused by the using Ozempic. If you believe that Ozempic caused your debilitating and life-altering symptoms, contact us today for a free and confidential case review. We offer strong legal support as you seek justice for the losses you have suffered.

Should I Hire an Attorney for My Ozempic Claim?

It is true that personal injury claims can sometimes be handled without an attorney, particularly if the injuries are minor or only property damage resulted. However, when a claim involves large pharmaceutical companies, you may need the assistance of a lawyer to help you handle your claim. Having a knowledgeable and resourceful legal advocate on your side can ensure that your rights are being protected during these challenging times.

When you have a claim against a drug company, you can benefit from the assistance of our attorneys at Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC. We understand how overwhelming it can feel when companies do not have your best interests in mind and we are here for you every step of the way.

What is Ozempic and How Does it Cause Stomach Paralysis?

Ozempic is an injectable medication that helps adults with type 2 diabetes management by assisting them in managing their blood sugar levels. Though it did not get its start as a weight loss drug, research has shown that it may help individuals lose weight when they use the medication.

The active ingredient in Ozempic is semaglutide, which treats obesity in individuals under the name Wegovy. Due to a shortage of Wegovy over recent years, some individuals have turned to using Ozempic off-label to control their weight even without type 2 diabetes despite the fact that there could be side effects.

Ozempic, Wegovy, and other related medications deliberately act in a way that prevents a person’s digestive system from working as normal. When using the drug, a person’s digestion will not break down at the rate that it is supposed to and the brain tells the stomach that it is full. When Ozempic is working effectively in high doses, an individual can experience gastroparesis, or debilitating stomach paralysis.

What Are Some Common Symptoms of Gastroparesis in Individuals?

If you experience gastroparesis, the motility of your stomach can slow down extensively. This means that your stomach will no longer be able to empty properly. Unfortunately, there is no cure for gastroparesis, but medication and changes to a person’s diet can help them gain some relief.

The main symptoms of gastroparesis caused by Ozempic include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • A feeling of fullness after just a few bites
  • Acid reflux
  • Changes in your overall blood sugar levels
  • Weight loss/Malnutrition

Of course, there are other stomach-related complications that can result from an individual developing stomach paralysis. For instance, food deposits can harden into a mass in the individual’s stomach, which can block normal digestion processes. In some cases, a victim may have to receive surgery to repair intestinal blockages caused by these complications.

Do I Qualify for Filing an Ozempic Lawsuit?

If you are one of the many individuals who has been affected by gastroparesis or any other health conditions caused by Ozempic, you have options. In February 2024, a class action lawsuit was filed against Novo Nordisk, the makers of Ozempic. You may also qualify for becoming part of an Ozempic claim if you have been harmed by the drug and experienced gastroparesis as a result. If your stomach paralysis is so severe that it resulted in vomiting for four or more weeks, you have options for recovery.

Lawsuits are being filed against Novo Nordisk due to the fact that this pharmaceutical company specifically failed to warn people of the risk of life-altering gastroparesis due to taking the drug. At Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC, we want to hear from you immediately if you believe you have a claim.

What Damages Can I Recover in My California Ozempic Claim?

As the plaintiff involved in an Ozempic claim, you have the right to obtain a variety of damages for your losses. These include the following:

  • Medical bills related to hospitalizations, surgeries, medications, and more
  • Permanent disability benefits for those adversely impacted by gastroparesis
  • Lost wages and other monetary losses expected in the future due to missed time at work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of quality of life stemming from your symptoms
  • Punitive damages meant to punish a pharmaceutical company for negligence

In California, you have two years to file a personal injury claim against a company or negligent individual under the state’s statute of limitations. It is important that you act quickly to retain your rights and start working with our attorneys today.

Contact a California Ozempic Claims Lawyer Today

When a medication adversely impacts your health, you may wonder what options you have moving forward. At Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC, we are here to help you and your family if you have been affected by Ozempic. If you are now experiencing symptoms related to Gastroparesis and it has impacted your life, you have legal options. We will provide you with the resources you need to file a claim against a large pharmaceutical company and win. Please contact our California Ozempic claim lawyers today for a consultation to get started.