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Dangers of Ozempic Weight Loss – Side Effects & Lawsuit

Many Americans believe that new discoveries in the pharmaceutical industry are pulling the end of our obesity epidemic into sight. This turning point comes as a new class of medications aimed at treating Type-2 diabetes has begun helping many people lose considerable amounts of weight. But at what cost? 

Ozempic is the face of a new class of drugs causing a craze among individuals interested in weight loss. Ozempic is a semaglitude that was approved by the FDA in 2017 to help treat patients with Type-2 diabetes by helping the pancreas produce more insulin-lowering blood sugar. First approved in 2017, the class of drugs known as “GLP-1”  has expanded to include names like Wegovy, Mounjaro, and Rybelsus, with the list growing each year. They have claimed to help patients lose 15% of their body weight on average. 

With millions of individuals exposing themselves to these highly potent drugs via diabetes treatments and a litany of off-label prescriptions, concern has risen that prolonged use can lead to serious gastrointestinal injuries.  

Have you or a loved one experienced health complications as a result of taking Ozempic or a similar drug? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. The Ozempic mass tort attorneys at Leav & Steinberg can review your case and explain your path to recovery. Contact our New York City attorneys to learn how you can hold the drug companies accountable and recover for your losses. 

Ozempic’s Rising Popularity 

According to a report from analytics firm Trilliant Health, doctors wrote more than 9 million prescriptions for Ozempic and similar drugs in the final 3 months of 2022. Additionally, the report shows that quarterly prescriptions rose 400% between early 2020 and the end of 2023.  

During this time, popular social media personalities, lifestyle influencers, and celebrities have promoted the drug and its counterparts. As of December 2023, the hashtag #Ozempic had garnered a staggering 1.4 billion views on TikTok. 

Dangerous Side Effects From Using Ozempic 

According to Ozempic’s website, the most common side effects include: 

  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

Right now, our New York City law firm is investigating the reports of individuals who have claimed more severe side effects, including: 

  • Vomiting for 2 or more weeks requires medical care
  • Thyroid tumors
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hospitalization for gastric injuries (stomach, small bowel, colon, or rectum)
  • Gastroparesis; Stomach paralysis
  • Gastric bypass surgery
  • Intestinal blockage 
  • Gallbladder Issues
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Kidney failure

What Is an Ozempic Mass Tort Case? 

When one product or company harms many people in the same way, those parties often file what’s called a mass tort to hold the negligent party or manufacturer accountable. Ozempic has already provoked negative health side effects in many people who have used it. 

A mass tort involves collecting multiple related claims and bringing them in front of the court together. Usually, a single court or judge will oversee all claims and decide on all verdicts at once. This speeds up the time to recovery and reduces the complexity of handling cases. 

Leav & Steinberg’s mass tort attorneys have experience in mass tort cases and have helped numerous clients recover as a part of different mass tort claims. Most recently, our attorneys helped several individuals recover after being exposed to dangerously high levels of contamination while at Camp Lejeune, a military base in North Carolina. 

Contact an Ozempic Mass Tort Lawyer Today 

Ozempic and drugs like it are being aggressively promoted and prescribed to treat many off-label issues. This combination has resulted in misuse of the drug and many severe outcomes for the patients that used it. It is time to hold the makers of these drugs accountable for the destruction they have caused to Americans. 

Have you or a loved one been injured after taking Ozempic or a related medication? If so, contact the mass tort lawyers at Leav & Steinberg to learn about your right to recover from your injuries. We will describe your options, and if you have a case, we will help you hold these drug manufacturers responsible and adequately recover. 

Contact our New York City attorneys today for a free consultation. 

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