What is the Ozempic Lawsuit?
Ozempic is a drug for the treatment of Type-2 diabetes. However, many now know it better as a weight-loss aid popular among celebrities and influencers.
Taking Ozempic to lose weight can be dangerous. Promoting weight loss isn’t an approved use of the drug. When used this way, Ozempic may cause severe side effects. Some believe the company behind Ozempic has failed to sufficiently warn consumers about these side effects.
Have you experienced health complications as a result of taking Ozempic? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses. At the Resmini Law Offices, our Ozempic mass tort attorneys can review your case and explain your options. If you have a valid case, we’ll help you hold the negligent drug companies accountable.
Ozempic’s Popularity is on the Rise
According to the New York Times, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Ozempic for the treatment of diabetes in 2017. Since then, the drug has gained popularity due to numerous factors.
Publications such as Variety have reported on the use of Ozempic among Hollywood stars as a means of quickly losing weight. Many social media influencers have also promoted the drug and sing its praises.
Ozempic is not a weight-loss drug. However, evidence indicates that its popularity has increased because people are using it for this purpose. Doing so could be dangerous.
Potential Harm Resulting from Ozempic Use
A CBS News report shows that physicians have begun noticing a range of common side effects among patients who take Ozempic. The most common side effects they see are:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
However, physicians have also seen some patients experience more severe side effects, such as:
- Thyroid tumors
- Vision issues
- Gallbladder issues
- Kidney failure
- Gastroparesis, a form of stomach paralysis
Physicians also point out that Ozempic and similar drugs are new. We don’t yet know what the long-term side effects of taking these drugs will be.
Seeking Compensation for Ozempic Health Issues and Side Effects
Some of the potential side effects of Ozempic can be very severe. Even side effects that aren’t as dangerous as others can still result in significant complications.
For example, some people who take Ozempic experience frequent vomiting due to nausea. Their vomiting may be so serious that they require hospitalization.
Some people have begun taking legal action for the harm they’ve experienced because of their Ozempic use. They’ve argued that the makers of Ozempic failed to properly warn consumers about the potential severity of the drug’s side effects. Others have pointed out that Ozempic’s marketing includes claims that adults can lose “on average up to 12 pounds” by taking Ozempic.
Remember, Ozempic isn’t a weight-loss drug. Citing its weight-loss benefits in marketing could be a way for the drug’s makers to promote dangerous off-label uses of Ozempic.
Compensation Available to Ozempic Users
Health issues you developed as a result of using Ozempic could have required costly medical treatment. Depending on their severity, you may need long-term care. Your medical issues may also prevent you from working. If you don’t have a job, paying for your treatment can be even more difficult than it already is.
You could be entitled to compensation for these losses. You might also be able to get money for your non-economic losses. These are subjective losses without exact dollar values, like pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life.
What Is an Ozempic Mass Tort Case?
Ozempic has already provoked major health side effects in numerous people. When a product harms many people in the same way, it’s often smart for those parties to file mass torts claims or lawsuits.
A mass tort involves collecting multiple related claims together. Often, a single judge or court will oversee all the claims or lawsuits. This approach can reduce costs and speed up the process of resolving cases.
A mass tort isn’t a class action lawsuit. In a class action lawsuit, multiple plaintiffs file a single lawsuit together. That means the verdict or settlement applies to all plaintiffs as one entity, and the plaintiffs must share any compensation they receive.
That’s not the case with an Ozempic mass tort. Your lawsuit is still its own separate case when you file a mass tort.
Evidence in an Ozempic Mass Tort Case
Evidence you might include with your claim or lawsuit can take many forms. Examples include:
- Proof that the manufacturer knew about the serious side effects of the drug
- Proof that the manufacturer failed to warn potential users about the side effects
- Ozempic marketing materials
- Proof that you took Ozempic
- Medical records and bills
- Records of lost wages
- Pain journals
- Testimony of family members or friends if Ozempic side effects have negatively impacted your quality of life
- Physician testimony
You and your lawyer may need to estimate the cost of potential future losses when seeking compensation with an Ozempic mass tort. For example, maybe the side effects of Ozempic leave you in need of ongoing treatment. You will have to estimate how much your future treatment may cost to seek an appropriate amount of compensation.
Steps to Take if You Think You’re Experiencing Ozempic Side Effects
Seek medical care if you’re experiencing side effects from taking Ozempic. Do not stop taking the drug without talking to your doctor first.
Save copies of your medical bills as soon as you start seeking treatment for Ozempic side effects. You may also keep a journal or log in which you describe the impact these side effects have on your comfort and overall quality of life.
Next, review your case with a personal injury lawyer. Mass tort cases involving pharmaceutical companies are complex. You can learn more about your potential legal options in these circumstances by speaking with a seasoned mass tort attorney.
Contact an Ozempic Mass Tort Lawyer Today
Holding companies like the makers of Ozempic accountable when they cause harm is vital. If these companies learn there is a price to pay for negligence, they should be more careful in the future.
Do you think you have an Ozempic mass tort case? If so, our Ozempic mass tort lawyers at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. are on hand to offer the representation you deserve right now. Get started today by contacting us online or calling us at 401.751.8855 for a free case review.