Lawsuits claim that the diabetes and weight-loss drug semaglutide can cause stomach paralysis, gastroparesis, ileus, severe nausea and other digestive problems.
What You Can Do & How We Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting semaglutide induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with stomach paralysis (gastroparesis) or other severe side effects of semaglutide, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Class Action Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
What is Semaglutide?
Semaglutide is an injectable drug that was originally developed as a type-2 diabetes medication, but it is also used as an anti-obesity medication for long-term weight management.
What Medications Contain Semaglutide?
There are currently three medications that contain semaglutide:
- Ozempic (semaglutide injection for type-2 diabetes)
- Rybelsus (semaglutide pill)
- Wegovy (higher-dose semaglutide injection used for weight-loss)
Lawyers Seeking to Consolidate Semaglutide Lawsuits in MDL
In December 2023, lawyers for more than a dozen people who were injured by semaglutide and other GLP-1 diabetes drugs asked judges to establish a Multi-District Litigation (MDL) to centralize the lawsuits.
What is MDL?
Multi-district Litigation (MDL) is a legal procedure in which a lot of similar lawsuits are coordinated into a single federal court, under one judge.
Instead of a class action, the MDL is a far more common way for lawyers to resolve a large number of lawsuits involving the side effects of a medication.
After the discovery process is complete, a federal judge overseeing the MDL chooses a few cases to go before a jury. These are called “bellwether trials,” and the outcome helps lawyers resolve the rest of the cases in the MDL — either through a settlement or dismissal.
What is the Problem With Semaglutide?
Semaglutide has been hailed as a miracle treatment for diabetes and obesity, but it also slows down digestion. This can help people feel full longer and eat less food, but it can also cause severe complications.
Digestive Problems Linked to Semaglutide
- Stomach paralysis
- Ileus (lack of movement of food through the intestines)
- Intestinal pseudo obstruction
- Severe nausea
- And more
Lawsuits Claim Semaglutide Causes Stomach Paralysis
Some patients on semaglutide have reported a severe side effect known as stomach paralysis (gastroparesis). This occurs when the movement of food through the digestive system slows down or stops. The symptoms include severe nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloating, and more.
What Do Lawsuits Claim?
Semaglutide is known to cause “delayed gastric emptying,” but the label on Ozempic does not warn patients about stomach paralysis — or the risk of severe nausea and other digestive complications. Lawsuits claim that drug-makers failed to warn about this side effect.
Can I Join a Class Action Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but we are not filing a semaglutide class action lawsuit. Instead, we are filing individual lawsuits for people who had stomach paralysis.
About Class Actions
Lawsuits are being filed in U.S. District Courts nationwide by people who used semaglutide and developed digestive problems like stomach paralysis, gastroparesis, ileus, or intestinal obstructions.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Semaglutide Lawsuits
Our lawyers are filing individual semaglutide lawsuits so that we can focus on helping our clients seek justice and compensation. If you were injured, we may be able to help you seek compensation for your injury, medical bills, lost wages, long-term health problems, and more.
Do I have a Semaglutide Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting semaglutide induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with stomach paralysis (gastroparesis) or other side effects of semaglutide, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Class Action Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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