Wegovy and Ozempic Lawsuit Attorneys for Ohio
Did you have these injections? You may be entitled to financial compensation
Patients expect FDA-approved drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy, containing semaglutide, to improve their condition. However, a growing body of evidence links these medical injections to severe health issues, including stomach paralysis, cancer, diabetic ketoacidosis, and liver failure, especially in individuals with Type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Prescription drug manufacturers must disclose potential side effects. When they fail or downplay risks, the dangerous drug attorneys at Merriman Legal, LLC in Ohio help the people they hurt fight for accountability.
If you've taken Ozempic or Wegovy and developed a severe condition, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Contact our Ozempic lawsuit attorneys for a free case evaluation. We can answer questions and explain your options.
Medical conditions associated with Ozempic and Wegovy
Ozempic and Wegovy are brand names for “semaglutide,” an agonist medication injected weekly to promote weight loss and/or to control blood sugar levels. Semaglutide mimics one of the body’s naturally made hormones, GLP-1, to slow the passage of food through the stomach. This makes people feel fuller for longer and reduces the urge to eat, resulting in weight loss.
However, these drugs also pose significant health risks to patients. Many people who took Ozempic and Wegovy experienced serious negative side effects that were not disclosed by the manufacturer. These include, but are not limited to:
- Severe gastroparesis (stomach paralysis)
- Traumatic intestinal obstruction
- Thyroid cancer
- Kidney failure (renal failure)
- Gallbladder disorders
- Liver injuries and liver failure
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Biliary diseases
- Anorexia and malnutrition
There are other conditions associated with semaglutide, as well. If you took Ozempic or Wegovy and are experiencing abdominal pain or worsening health, see a doctor right away for a thorough medical examination. Then contact us to protect your rights and options.
Can I sue the manufacturer of Ozempic or Wegovy?
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these conditions, you may be a victim of the unadvertised side effects of Ozempic or Wegovy. You may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the drugs’ manufacturer Novo Nordisk. Your chances of having a strong case increase if any of the following apply:
- You took high doses of the medication
- You were on the medication long-term
- You took the medication specifically for weight loss
Each case is unique. To determine your eligibility, contact the Merriman Legal, LLC office in Cleveland for a free case evaluation. It's important to explore your options. Medical expenses for semaglutide-related illnesses can be substantial, and the time off work during recovery can impact your income. There are many types of compensation a victim of Ozempic or Wegovy may be entitled to recover, including:
- Ambulance costs
- Rehabilitation and recovery treatment
- Medical expenses
- Prescription medications
- Loss of earnings
- Permanent impairment
If the damage was fatal, compensation for funeral expenses and loss of contribution may also be warranted.
File a Wegovy or Ozempic lawsuit in Ohio
Dangerous drugs and medical devices often cause serious or even life-threatening injuries. In certain circumstances, patients using these products can suffer a fatal injury. If you’ve taken Ozempic or Wegovy and have been diagnosed with a serious medical condition such as gastroparesis, gallbladder issues, pancreatitis, or other illness, you may be able to recover financial compensation.
The Cleveland dangerous drug attorneys at Merriman Legal, LLC know the laws that apply to the pharmaceutical industry. When a chemical or pharmaceutical company violates one of these laws, we gather the evidence needed to prove it. If you are the victim of Ozempic or Wegovy injections, we want to help you explore all your available legal options and fight for full and fair compensation.
Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. You shouldn’t have to pay for the negligence of a pharmaceutical company. Make my team your team. Contact us now.