Diabetes Drugs Masquerading as Miracle Weight Loss Pills – Justice for those suffering from Gastroparesis

What is Gastroparesis or Stomach Paralysis?

Ventura Law is currently representing individuals who have developed gastroparesis, also known as stomach paralysis, after taking specific diabetes medications marketed as weight loss aids. This legal action underscores the critical need for accountability in pharmaceutical marketing and the importance of informed patient care. Ventura Law is targeting Novo Nordisk (manufacturer or Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelsus) and Eli Lilly (manufacturer of Mounjaro and Trulicity), for their failure to adequately warn patients and medical professionals about the potential for causes gastroparesis/stomach paralysis.

Originally celebrated as a significant advancement in managing Type-2 diabetes, these medications have gained notoriety for their use in weight loss, driven by endorsements from celebrities and influencers. However, this off-label application has brought to light a range of serious adverse effects, including gastroparesis, raising concerns about the safety of these drugs when used for purposes other than diabetes treatment.

Gastroparesis is characterized by the stomach’s failure to empty itself efficiently, causing food to linger longer than usual. This condition disrupts the regular contractions of the stomach muscles essential for pushing food through the digestive tract. As a result, individuals with gastroparesis experience a slowdown or halt in these muscular movements, preventing food from moving to the small intestine for digestion. Unfortunately, treatments available today only provide temporary symptom relief.  There is no known cure for gastroparesis.

Symptoms of gastroparesis include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal bloating or pain
  • Feeling full after eating minimal amounts
  • Acid reflux
  • Malnutrition
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite

Gastroparesis leads to several serious health complications, significantly diminishing a patient’s quality of life:

  • Dehydration: Due to frequent vomiting.
  • Malnutrition: From poor absorption of nutrients.
  • Blood Sugar Levels: Difficulty in controlling.
  • Low-Calorie Intake: Contributing to further health issues.
  • Bezoars Formation: Solid masses of undigested food that can cause blockages, ulcers, and internal bleeding.

Do I Qualify?

Our team is actively examining claims for individuals who have taken the following GLP-1 RA medications for weight loss, suffered from gastroparesis/stomach paralysis or gastric blockage, which resulted in a hospital admission or emergency room visit: Ozempic, Rybelsus, Wegovy, Mounjaro and Trulicity.

What Steps Should I Take if I have Developed Gastroparesis

If you suspect you have developed gastropareses/stomach paralysis as the result of taking a GLP-1RA medication, it’s crucial to consult a healthcare professional, retaining all records of you medical treatment.<span class=”Apple-converted-space”>  </span>Additionally, maintaining a diary or record detailing your side effects, well-being and quality of life can be very beneficial.

What are my Legal Rights and the Path to Compensation?

Our expertise in failure to warn litigation equips us to tackle the complexities of these cases, aiming to secure justice for you. The compensation you may be entitled to can cover a range of losses, including:

  • Medical Expenses: From hospital stays to ongoing treatment, the financial burden can be overwhelming.
  • Lost Wages: If your ability to work has been compromised, compensation can help bridge the gap.
  • Pain and Suffering: The emotional and physical distress endured deserves recognition and restitution.

Why Choose Ventura Law?

Our team is deeply committed to advocating for victims of pharmaceutical negligence. With a rich history of securing favorable outcomes in such cases, we bring knowledge, experience, and dedication to new injustie. We understand the intricacies of these cases, including the tactics employed by pharmaceutical giants to defend against such claims. Armed with this expertise, we’re prepared to navigate the legal landscape to achieve the justice you deserve.

Take Action with Ventura Law

If you have taken Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelsus, Mounjaro, or Trulicity and suffer from gastroparesis/stomach paralysis, now is the time to act. Contact Ventura Law for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our compassionate team will listen to your story, evaluate your case, and guide you through your legal options. Together, we can hold manufacturers accountable and pave the way for a safer, more informed future. Contact Ventura Law now and join the movement seeking justice.