The process of filing a stomach paralysis Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus claim

Treven Pyles

By Treven Pyles

Posted on April 12th, 2024

Because researchers have found a causal relationship between using semaglutide-containing drugs such as Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus and stomach paralysis, individuals affected by this medical condition can now file a claim to recover financial compensation.

As of April 2024, there were 74 claims in the Ozempic stomach paralysis lawsuit filed against pharmaceutical manufacturer Novo Nordisk. The plaintiffs are individuals who were prescribed the drug, as well as other semaglutide-containing drugs, to keep their diabetes under control or help with weight loss but were not warned of the serious adverse effects using these medications can cause, such as stomach paralysis and bowel obstruction. For this reason, the basis of the lawsuit, known as MDL 3094, is the failure to warn.

If you developed stomach paralysis due to using Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus as prescribed by your doctor, you now have the option to take legal action against the drug manufacturer. Filing a claim may allow you to seek financial compensation to cover your medical expenses and other losses caused by your stomach paralysis diagnosis. However, you should expect a complex and tedious legal process before receiving damages, which is why it is highly recommended to reach out to a defective drug attorney with relevant professional experience.

Determining eligibility in a stomach paralysis Ozempic claim

Before filing your claim with Novo Nordisk, your attorney will thoroughly evaluate your situation to find out whether you might be entitled to compensation. You will have to provide the legal team with evidence of your Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus use, as well as your medical records with your stomach paralysis or bowel obstruction diagnosis. These documents will serve as a starting point for your attorney in your case assessment. Furthermore, there are certain eligibility criteria your claim has to meet for it to be valid and have the potential to result in financial compensation, namely:

  • you must have no prior diagnosis of stomach paralysis or bowel obstruction
  • your stomach paralysis or bowel obstruction must have been diagnosed after using Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus
  • you must have been hospitalized or visited the ER because of symptoms caused by stomach paralysis or bowel obstruction
  • you must be 75 or younger to qualify for compensation from the drug manufacturer

After gathering all the necessary evidence, your attorney will move forward with a defective drug claim against the manufacturer, Novo Nordisk, if they determine you are eligible to file a claim. You can expect the company to push back against these claims in an attempt to avoid paying out the compensation you might be entitled to, but your attorney will make sure to handle the situation appropriately and efficiently. The damages you might recover following claim submission will cover the following and possibly more, depending on your specific circumstances:

  • emergency room treatment
  • hospitalization
  • medical procedures to mitigate the effects of the drug
  • physical therapy and medication costs

You might also receive damages for lost wages and pain and suffering. It is worth noting that the strength of your case mostly depends on the evidence you present. Therefore, medical records are of paramount importance when filing your Ozempic stomach paralysis claim. They serve as concrete evidence linking the use of the drug to the adverse effects experienced. Prescriptions confirming that you were given the medication are crucial, too. Moreover, hospital records detailing the health complications caused by taking Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus further strengthen your case. It is advisable to keep all medical bills, test results, and doctor's notes related to your condition.

The importance of working with a reputable, experienced defective drug attorney

As previously stated, filing a defective drug claim is a complex and demanding process, which is why, to maximize your chances of recovering compensation, working with a reliable and experienced attorney is essential. Our attorneys have been pursuing defective drug cases for over three decades, and they will gladly offer you the legal assistance you need if you used Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus and came to struggle with stomach paralysis. These are only some of the benefits of working with a defective drug attorney:

  • many attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, including ours, which means you do not have to pay anything unless they recover financial compensation for you
  • a defective drug attorney is a skilled negotiator, and they may be able to help you come to a settlement with the pharmaceutical manufacturer before ever stepping foot into a courtroom
  • your attorney will be aware of every deadline involved in the legal process, and they will make sure you meet these deadlines
  • personal injury lawsuits often require some sort of negotiation with the opposition, and only a knowledgeable and experienced attorney can carry this out in an efficient manner
  • because they are well aware of the suffering having stomach paralysis entails, your attorney will involve you in the legal process only when it is necessary

File your Ozempic stomach paralysis claim with the assistance of our diligent legal team

Since 1990, our attorneys have been dedicating their endeavors to assisting individuals in personal injury cases, including defective drug lawsuits. They are thoroughly prepared to provide you with quality legal assistance, regardless of how complex your case might be. To initiate the process, you only need to send in evidence of your Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus use and your medical records stating your stomach paralysis or bowel obstruction diagnosis.

Following a careful assessment of your case, our skilled attorneys will determine whether you qualify to file a claim. If you do, they will promptly begin working on your case while keeping you up to date with its development. Eventually, if our law firm's efforts are fruitful, you will receive the maximum financial compensation available for your physical and emotional distress from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.