Ileus/Bowel Obstruction from Ozempic Lawyer in California

Attorney Logan Quirk is assisting those who have been affected by the Ozempic drug. If you were diagnosed with ileus or bowel obstruction due to using Ozempic, we are here to help you through every aspect of your legal claim. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation so that you can get started on your case with the strongest legal support possible.

Should I Hire a Lawyer for My Ozempic Claim?

Many people choose to handle personal injury claims on their own each year, especially when these cases end in minor injuries or only property damage. However, it can be beneficial for you to work with an attorney if you sustained injury or illness due to a prescribed drug. In claims involving large pharmaceutical companies, a lawyer can help you handle every aspect of your claim and be taken seriously even when large insurance companies are involved.

Our attorneys at Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC are here for you as you navigate the complex legal system and seek justice after being harmed by Ozempic. Especially if you choose to become a part of the Ozempic class action, there are many questions you may need answered and a variety of resources we can provide to you. These cases are best handled with experienced legal help.

What is Ozempic and How Does it Cause Ileus and Bowel Obstruction?

Ozempic is an injectable medication manufactured by the Novo Nordisk company that contains semaglutide. These types of medications increase the release of insulin, which makes Ozempic useful for those who have diabetes so they can better manage their condition and even lose weight. Ozempic itself has been FDA-approved as a way to lower blood sugar levels and reduce complications from diabetes in patients who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, including heart attacks and death.

Over the years, more and more individuals have been coming forward with information related to the harm that they have suffered while taking Ozempic for weight loss specifically. These include ileus (bowel obstruction), as well as gastroparesis. Without proper treatment, many of these conditions are extremely serious and even life-threatening. Even though these medications act in a way that prevents a person’s digestive system from working normally, they can actually be incredibly harmful to individuals.

What Are Some Signs and Symptoms of Ileus in Ozempic Users?

In 2023, the FDA received dozens of reports related to individuals obtaining ileus or intestinal blockage while using Ozempic. As a result, the FDA announced that it would add ileus to the drug’s label as a possible side effect. Ileus, or intestinal blockage, occurs when food builds up and clogs the intestines, which can quickly lead to severe complications. This happens when Ozempic causes a delay in gastric emptying during use.

According to information provided by WebMD, ileus can be recognized through numerous symptoms in an individual. These include the following:

  • Feeling bloated from gas and liquid building up
  • Feeling nauseous and sick to your stomach
  • Vomiting
  • Being constipated or dehydrated
  • Not feeling hungry
  • Experiencing stomach cramps
  • Having watery stools

Though it does not always occur, ileus and bowel obstructions can lead to serious complications. These include holes in the intestinal wall, tissue death, and infections in the abdominal cavity. In some of the most catastrophic cases, death can occur as a result. If you need treatment for your ileus or an obstruction in your intestines, they could include a change in medication, stents, ostomy, or surgery. These treatments can be long-lasting and expensive, which can impact an individual both physically and financially in a wide array of ways.

How Can I File a Lawsuit if I Was Harmed by Ozempic?

Due to the harmful effects of Ozempic on many individuals, a class action lawsuit was filed against Novo Nordisk in February 2024. You can become a part of this class action lawsuit with the help of an attorney at Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC. Every month, dozens more cases are being added to the class action to help individuals recover for the losses that they have suffered due to using this drug.

Plaintiffs gathering in this claim state that Novo Nordisk failed as a whole to adequately warn users about the side effects that Ozempic causes and the harm that results. Speaking with an Ozempic attorney can help you understand what legal options you have and what damages you may be able to recover. These include some of the following:

  • Medical expenses you have obtained and those expected in the future relating to your injuries and illness
  • Loss of enjoyment of life caused by your injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages and future lost wages and benefits caused by missing time at work
  • Punitive damages meant to punish a company for gross negligence

California has a statute of limitations of two years from the time that you experienced your injury or illness. This means that you have limited time to file a claim or join the class action lawsuit. Luckily, our attorneys are ready to help you through this complex process so that you do not miss any deadlines and do not have to face your claim on your own.

Contact a California Ozempic Claims Lawyer Today

When your health has been adversely affected by using Ozempic, you have the right to become part of a class action lawsuit in California. At Quirk Accident & Injury Attorneys, APC, we are here to help you through this complex process and the trials you may face along the way. When you file a claim against a large pharmaceutical company, you need support. We will provide you with the resources you need so that you can get back on your feet. Please do not hesitate to contact us today for a free and no-obligation consultation.