Weight Loss Drug Lawsuits
Due to frequent discussion and promotion on mainstream and social media, the number of people who inject type 2 diabetes drugs like Ozempic and Rybelsus to help them lose weight has recently skyrocketed.
Known as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists, these injectable drugs were originally designed to help patients control their blood sugar levels. However, it was soon discovered that they were effective in helping patients lose weight, and now they’re being prescribed as off-label injections by doctors to help their patients lose weight, while another injectable GLP-1 agonist called Wegovy is designed and prescribed solely for weight loss.
Weight Loss Drug Effectiveness Can Come with Severe Complications
Unfortunately, the effectiveness of GLP-1 agonists in aiding weight loss in patients who inject them comes at a serious price. The drugs are linked to many serious health problems, including:
- Acute Gallbladder Disease (cholecystitis, cholestasis, or gallstones)
- Acute Kidney Failure
- Acute Kidney Injury
- Chronic Gallbladder Disease (cholecystitis, cholestasis, or gallstones)
- Gallbladder Cancer
- Gastroparesis (stomach paralysis)
- Intestinal injury that required hospitalization and/or led to death
- Liver Failure
- Other severe stomach issue(s) with treatment
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatitis with Hospitalization
- Thyroid Cancer
If you or someone you love injected a GLP-1 agonist like Ozempic, Wegovy, or Rybelsus over the course of a 30-day period or longer and developed any of the previous complications or health problems, the experienced drug injury lawyers at Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel want to hear from you.
We’re working hard to help injured victims get the compensation they’re owed for the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering they’re incurred from injecting these type 2 diabetes medications off-label for weight loss.
How do GLP-1 Agonists Cause Stomach and Intestinal Problems?
One of the primary ways that GLP-1 agonists help patients lose weight is by slowing the rate at which food is emptied from their stomachs. In turn, patients feel full for longer, which means they tend to consume fewer calories, leading to weight loss. However, the slowed emptying of the stomach can cause serious problems for some people.
The most common side effects of Ozempic are nausea, stomach pain, constipation, diarrhea, and vomiting. In some patients, these side effects are temporary and mild, but in others, they can be constant and severe.
In addition to chronic and severe stomach discomfort, GLP-1 agonists can also cause gastroparesis (stomach paralysis), a painful condition that can result in malnutrition, dehydration, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and more.
How do GLP-1 Agonists Cause Organ Damage, Injury, and Failure?
It’s not known exactly how GLP-1 agonists cause organ damage, injury, and failure. However, there have been reports of these drugs increasing the risk of or causing organ problems in some people who inject them:
- GLP-1 agonists are known to increase the risk of pancreatitis, which can also increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
- GLP-1 agonists have caused kidney damage requiring dialysis in some people.
- GLP-1 agonists are associated with thyroid C-cell tumors in animal testing.
- GLP-1 agonists can put excess stress on the gallbladder, resulting in the formation of gallstones and other complications requiring its surgical removal.
Contact Us Today for a Free Case Review
The side effects and complications of injectable GLP-1 agonists like Ozempic, Rybelsus, and Wegovy aren’t just painful and debilitating—they can also be life-threatening for some people. At Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel, we believe the manufacturers of these medications failed to properly warn patients about the potential complications they could experience, and now we want to hold them liable for the injuries that countless innocent people suffered because of their negligence.
Our legal team has more than four decades of experience fighting against some of the biggest corporations and pharmaceutical companies in the world, and we aren’t afraid of a fight if it means getting our clients the money they deserve. Reach out today for a free consultation and to learn how we can put our experience to work for you.