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If You Have been Harmed After Taking Ozempic, Wegovy, Mounjaro, Rybelsus, or Saxenda, We Can Help
Weight loss is a personal struggle for many New England residents. But it is also big business for drug manufacturers. In recent years, these companies have put a number of drugs on the market that promise to help patients lose weight and keep it off. Some of the more common examples are Ozempic, Belviq, and Mounjaro, just to name a few.
Unfortunately, there is mounting evidence that many of these weight loss drugs carry serious side effects that were not disclosed by their manufacturers. Indeed, many patients have stepped forward with stories of suffering stomach paralysis and even cancer after taking certain drugs. If this describes your situation, an experienced New England weight loss drug lawsuit attorney can advise you on your right to seek compensation. At Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, we represent clients in product liability claims against manufacturers of drugs and other dangerous and defective products that place the public at risk. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation so we can learn more about your case.
All drugs marketed to consumers must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But the FDA process is not without its faults. Once a drug is widely distributed–in some cases for “off-label” purposes not originally considered by the FDA–it can quickly become apparent there are harmful side effects not considered or disclosed by the manufacturer.
This has been observed with many FDA-approved drugs commonly marketed for weight loss and related purposes, including but not limited to the following:
The manufacturers of semaglutide-based drugs acknowledge that “gastrointestinal events” are well-known and disclosed side effects. Yet these same manufacturers publicly downplay these side effects as “mild to moderate” at worst and only lasting a short time. Yet hundreds of patients around the country have already come forward with claims that undermine these statements.
For example, some patients have told the press that they have suffered repeated, severe stomach pain after taking these weight loss drugs. In some cases they have been admitted to the hospital multiple times and required intensive care. A number of recent lawsuits have alleged that patients who take drugs like Ozempnic and Mounjaro have been diagnosed with gastroparesis, a type of stomach paralysis that can lead to major, life-threatening complications such as malnutrition and dehydration.
Under New England law, drug manufacturers can be held liable for their “failure to warn” patients of the potential risks of taking their products. This is a type of negligence claim, so the burden of proof is on the patient to show that the manufacturer failed to warn of a danger that was “reasonably foreseeable and knowable” when the drug was marketed to the public. Separately, a drug manufacturer can also be sued for violating any express or implied warranty the manufacturer gave with respect to its drugs.
So if you suspect that taking a weight loss drug has led to adverse side effects that you were not properly informed or warned about, then you need to take action to assert your rights. Of course, your first priority should always be to seek immediate medical treatment. But you can also take the following steps to preserve any potential legal claims against the manufacturer:
Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys is here to help you and your family during this difficult time. Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. With an office in Providence, we represent clients throughout the New England area.