Ozempic and Wegovy Lawsuits

At Johnson & Biscone, our commitment to safeguarding the health and well-being of Oklahoma City residents extends beyond medical malpractice to those affected by pharmaceutical products, including widely used medications such as Ozempic and Wegovy. Both drugs, primarily prescribed for weight management and diabetes treatment, have gained popularity recently. However, patients must be aware of their potential negative effects and understand the legal avenues available when adverse reactions occur.

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The Promise of Ozempic and Wegovy

Ozempic and Wegovy are injectable prescription medicines containing semaglutide. Ozempic is approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes to improve blood sugar levels along with diet and exercise. It is also used to reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke or death. Wegovy is approved for chronic weight management in adults who are obese or overweight with at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes or high cholesterol.

Potential Negative Effects

Despite their benefits, Ozempic and Wegovy are not without risks. Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and constipation. More serious concerns have emerged regarding potential long-term side effects, such as gastroparesis (stomach paralysis), intestinal blockage, an increased risk of thyroid C-cell tumors, pancreatitis, gallbladder problems and kidney injury.

The drugs are also contraindicated in patients with a personal or family history of medullary thyroid carcinoma or in those with multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. It is essential for patients to have a comprehensive discussion with their healthcare provider about these risks before starting treatment.

Legal Considerations and When to Contact an Attorney

The legal implications surrounding Ozempic and Wegovy primarily involve product liability and failure to warn. Manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical products have a duty to ensure their products are safe when used as intended and to provide adequate warnings about potential risks. If a patient suffers from an adverse effect due to a failure to meet these obligations, there may be grounds for legal action.

You may need to contact an attorney if:

  • You or a loved one have experienced severe side effects or injury after using Ozempic or Wegovy (particularly if the manufacturer or prescribing physician did not adequately disclose these effects).
  • If your healthcare provider failed to monitor you or a loved one for potential adverse effects associated with these drugs.
  • You require assistance navigating the complexities of medical documentation and evidence to support a claim related to Ozempic or Wegovy.

At Johnson & Biscone, our experienced legal team is dedicated to advocating for the rights of individuals adversely affected by pharmaceutical products. We believe in holding responsible parties accountable and ensuring our clients receive the compensation and justice they deserve.

Contact Our Experienced, Knowledgeable Attorneys

If you believe you have a claim related to Ozempic or Wegovy, contact Johnson & Biscone. Our skilled attorneys will listen to your story, evaluate your case and guide you through your legal options. Our team collaborates with medical experts to assess the impact of Ozempic or Wegovy on your health and determine the viability of your claim.

Call our firm at 405-232-6490 or schedule a complimentary in-person consultation online. Together, we can seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

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