Aurora Ozempic Lawsuit

Aurora Ozempic Lawsuit

Attention Aurora Residents: if you've used Ozempic and experienced complications such as gastroparesis, cyclic vomiting syndrome, or gallbladder disease, you may qualify for compensation. Call today to learn more.

Aurora Ozempic Lawsuit Overview

Originally approved for Type 2 diabetes treatment, Ozempic (semaglutide) has gained popularity for medical weight loss. During the last three months of 2022 alone, medical providers wrote over 9 million prescriptions for Ozempic and similar drugs.

Many patients taking semaglutide, especially at higher doses, have suffered severe side effects that were not originally included on the label. The current Ozempic lawsuit in Aurora and across the nation focuses on certain gastrointestinal issues. Namely, gastroparesis, gallbladder disease, and cyclic vomiting syndrome have occurred in patients using Ozempic.

The lawsuit targets not only Ozempic but also related drugs like Weygovy, Mounjaro, Trulicity, and Rybelsus. These manufacturers neglected to properly inform patients of the risks associated with taking the drug.

Does Ozempic Cause Stomach Paralysis?

Gastroparesis means “paralysis of the stomach.” It happens when the stomach muscles fail to adequately move partially digested food into the small intestine, where it would be broken down further.

Stomach paralysis is also called “delayed gastric emptying,” and it can lead to a whole host of unpleasant symptoms: vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain, bloating, and feeling uncomfortably full after a small amount, to name a few. The disease has no cure, although dietary modifications and certain medications can help.

Ozempic and other weight loss drugs, like Weygovy and Mounjaro, are in a class of drugs known as GLP-1 receptor agonists. They induce weight loss by mimicking the same hormone that the body naturally secretes after eating. This signals to the brain that the body is full after a smaller amount of food. However, higher doses may cause the stomach muscles to stop working all together, leading to stomach paralysis.

The Aurora Ozempic lawsuit goal is to hold the makers of these drugs responsible for failing to warn users of the potential for stomach paralysis.

Cyclic Vomiting on Ozempic

Cyclic vomiting syndrome is also a subject of the Aurora Ozempic lawsuit. This unpleasant disease is marked by recurrent severe vomiting that can last for days. Obviously, this can lead to further complications, such as malnutrition, muscle strain, and dehydration.

Ozempic Lawsuit for Gallbladder Issues in Aurora

Evidence suggests Ozempic use may also increase the risk of gallstones and gallbladder disease. This is because semaglutide and similar drugs cause rapid weight loss. Losing weight quickly is linked to an increase in cholesterol in the blood, which is broken down into bile by the liver. This excess bile can crystallize in the gallbladder, leading to stones.

Larger gallstones can be exceptionally painful and warrant surgery. Unfortunately, gallbladder removal does not always resolve symptoms and can result in post-cholecystectomy syndrome, a chronic illness associated with bloating, heartburn, pain, flatulence, and other symptoms.

How to Qualify for the Aurora Ozempic Lawsuit

If you live in Aurora and developed stomach issues after taking Ozempic or a related drug, you may be eligible for the lawsuit. Patients deserve transparency about medication risks so they can make informed decisions with their doctors about whether or not to take it.

Lawyer for Aurora Ozempic Lawsuit

If you or someone you know developed stomach paralysis, cyclic vomiting, or gallbladder issues after being prescribed Ozempic, Mounjaro, Weygovy, Trulicity, or Rybelsus, please contact the professionals at Boesen Law. We are highly experienced personal injury attorneys who will help you file a product liability claim and join the lawsuit against Ozempic. Call or go online today to schedule a free case evaluation.

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