December 8, 2023 — Lawyers are pushing to consolidate Ozempic lawsuits into a single federal court.
On December 1, a group of plaintiffs filed a motion requesting that judges establish a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in Louisiana. The MDL would centralize the nationwide litigation into one court, under one judge.
All of the lawsuits accuse drug-makers of downplaying the risk of stomach paralysis, also known as “gastroparesis,” and other severe side effects.
The side effects include gastroparesis (stomach paralysis), ileus (lack of movement through intestines), and intestinal pseudo obstruction.
Ozempic is known to slow down the movement of food from the stomach to the intestines, which is why “delayed gastric emptying” is on the list of side effects.
However, many patients have developed a severe form of delayed gastric emptying, resulting in severe nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and even long-term stomach complications.
According to the motion:
“All of the claimed injuries involve the patients’ inability to pass food through their digestive tracts resulting in severe and almost unremittent vomiting requiring hospitalization.”
Lawyers are currently investigating around 10,000 claims from people who developed stomach problems after using Ozempic and other diabetes drugs in the GLP-1 receptor agonist class, such as Mounjaro, Saxenda, Trulicity, Rybelsis, and Wegovy.
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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Ozempic induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with stomach paralysis or another severe side effect of Ozempic, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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