New Ozempic Lawsuit Filed Over Stomach Paralysis Claims 

New Ozempic Lawsuit Filed Over Stomach Paralysis Claims
New Ozempic Lawsuit Filed Over Stomach Paralysis Claims 

Another Ozempic lawsuit has been filed by a patient that has suffered severe and harmful symptoms although in this case, the ailment affecting the plaintiff is gastroparesis, a paralysis of the stomach. The new Ozempic lawsuit was filed against not only Ozempic manufacturer Novo Nordisk but also Eli Lilly and Co. who produce Mounjaro. The lawsuit claims that both drugs are to blame for the plaintiff’s severe gastroparesis and joins the additional litigation Ozempic already faces regarding gallstone risk. 

Gastroparesis and gallstones can be debilitating in how they inflict pain and disrupt normal bodily function. The damages resulting from negative effects like these generated by Ozempic are potentially compensable by filing an Ozempic lawsuit with the assistance of an experienced product liability lawyer.

The New Gastroparesis Ozempic Lawsuit

The new Ozempic lawsuit against Novo Nordisk regarding their diabetes drug, Ozempic, involves a 44-year-old woman from Louisiana that took both diabetes drugs and consequently developed severe symptoms associated with gastroparesis. The plaintiff is reported to have suffered severe gastroparesis symptoms such as vomiting with sufficient intensity to cause the loss of teeth. 

The lawsuit was announced Wednesday, August, 2nd, and has been filed on the basis of “failure to warn” regarding Eli Lilly and Co. and Novo Nordisk’s lack of appropriate labeling informing consumers such as the plaintiff of risks such as gastroparesis. 

What Is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis or delayed gastric emptying is a disorder of the digestive system where the muscles that move food along the digestive tract work slower and cause numerous negative symptoms. The muscles along the digestive tract use spontaneous movement to push food along in a process known as motility. When motility is disrupted through gastroparesis, people can experience the following symptoms.  

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • A feeling of fullness after eating just a few bites
  • Vomiting undigested food eaten a few hours earlier
  • Acid reflux
  • Changes in blood sugar levels
  • Lack of appetite
  • Weight loss and malnutrition

What is Ozempic and Why Is It Controversial?

Ozempic is an FDA-approved diabetes drug produced by Novo Nordisk. The drug has also been used for weight loss. Ozempic is a GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Analog-Type drug used to control high blood sugar in type 2 diabetics. 

The drug does this by replicating the effects of incretin glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and helping to regulate blood sugar by stopping excess sugar production in the liver and signaling the pancreas to generate more insulin which is a primary issue for type 2 diabetics. Ozempic comes in an injector pen and is administered once a week.

While Ozempic has shown some positive results for many, it still has caused many patients to develop unprecedented health conditions that they were not aware the drug had a risk of causing. 

Ozempic and Gallstones

The new lawsuits against Ozempic over it causing gastroparesis come after many lawsuits have already been filed over Ozempic’s connection to gallstones and other gallbladder-related illnesses. Several people have come forward with diagnoses of cholelithiasis, also known as gallstones, which they claim are connected to their use of Ozempic. 

Gallstones occur when the gallbladder is unable to properly process bile which leads to the creation of stones made up of accumulated bile materials. These gallstones can pass through the body naturally in cases when they are small and occasional but can be painful when they are large or numerous such as in the cases of plaintiffs suing Ozempic manufacturers. 

Studies Connecting Ozempic to Gallstones

Researchers have actually connected the use of Ozempic to an increased risk of gallstones. A 2017 study found through data collected from 113 clinical trials that GLP-1 drugs taken by patients with type 2 diabetes increased the risk of cholelithiasis. The same researchers would go on to support these findings by conducting another study in 2020 using an updated meta-analysis. 

Another study conducted by Chinese researchers used data from 76 clinical trials to determine that there was a connection between patients that used GLP-1 drugs and the diagnosis of gallbladder issues that included gallstones.

Ozempic is a drug that many patients put their trust in and came out worse for wear after experiencing severe health conditions such as gastroparesis and cholelithiasis. It is not unusual for drugs to have negative side effects but it is the manufacturer’s duty to inform consumers of risks which Novo Nordisk failed to do with regard to gallstones and gastroparesis. 

The damage inflicted by these health conditions in many cases may not be life-threatening but can still cause significant disruption to someone’s life both financially and personally. Economic damages such as medical expenses and lost wages from time spent recovering as well as non-economic damages such as mental anguish or pain and suffering are compensable through an Ozempic lawsuit settlement. Some other common damages claimed in these lawsuits include:

  • Medical bills
    • Lab tests
    • Imaging
    • Medication
    • Surgery
    • Hospital stays
  • Job-related losses
    • Lost wages
    • Missed promotions
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

How an Ozempic Lawyer Can Help

After receiving a diagnosis of gastroparesis of cholelithiasis after using Ozempic, consumers harmed by this product should consider hiring a product liability lawyer. Getting expert legal representation is integral if you are considering filing an Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit since knowledge of your rights and the legal process can mean the difference between a fair settlement and walking away from a lawsuit with nothing. 

An experienced product liability lawyer will advocate on your behalf and assist in the negotiation of a settlement, gathering evidence, calculating your damages, and more. Ultimately, lend professional skills and resources to plaintiffs still dealing with Ozempic-related injuries and manage your case so you can focus on recovery. 

Contact an Experienced Product Liability Lawyer About Your Ozempic Lawsuit

If you or a loved one have suffered severe symptoms of gallstones or another illness you believe to be associated with Ozemic use then consider contacting a product liability lawyer as soon as possible about your case. Getting in contact with an Ozempic lawyer can provide you with valuable information regarding the viability of a potential Ozempic lawsuit and jumpstart the process of attaining fair compensation for your damages. 

An experienced Ozempic lawyer can evaluate your case to determine whether or not you may be eligible to seek financial compensation, the value of any damages you may have, and what legal options are available to you. 


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 lawsuits. Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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