Wegovy® Lawsuit

The weight loss drug Wegovy® has been linked to severe health complications, including stomach paralysis. If you experienced serious side effects, filing a Wegovy lawsuit may allow you to seek compensation for your injuries.

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $1.6 Billion for clients injured by dangerous drugs or medical devices. Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if our Wegovy lawyers may be able to help your family.

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Semaglutide in Wegovy Linked to Severe Risks

Wegovy is an injectable weight loss medication that contains semaglutide. By slowing the digestion process, users may feel fuller longer. If gastric emptying slows too much, however, serious health problems like stomach paralysis may occur.

Semaglutide drugs are more likely to be associated with gastroparesis (stomach paralysis) and other gastrointestinal issues compared to other weight loss drug options, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Over 209 Wegovy users have reported developing gastrointestinal disorders — with 42 requiring hospitalization — to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Many patients feel as if they weren’t properly warned about these gastrointestinal risks when they took Wegovy, leading families nationwide to file lawsuits against Novo Nordick.

At Sokolove Law, we have more than 45 years of experience fighting for justice on behalf of our clients and holding negligent companies accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

Call (800) 995-1212 now to see if we may be able to help you pursue compensation from a Wegovy lawsuit.

Wegovy Side Effects

Patients can only make informed decisions about their health when they’re properly informed of the potential risks linked to their medications. Unfortunately, many patients feel they weren’t properly warned about certain side effects of Wegovy.

Serious side effects of Wegovy can include:

  • Stomach paralysis (gastroparesis)
  • Bowel or intestinal obstructions
  • Chronic vomiting
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Esophageal injury
  • Ileus (intestinal inability to contract and pass waste)
  • Intraoperative pulmonary aspiration
  • Malnutrition-related disorders
  • Pancreatic cancer

Wegovy gastroparesis and other injuries caused by this medication have left many users with health complications and expensive medical bills.

One patient was prescribed Wegovy in January but didn’t experience severe stomach pain and vomiting until July. After being unable to eat or drink, she was hospitalized and diagnosed with gastroparesis — a side effect that wasn't included on the medication’s list of potential risks.

If you suffered serious side effects after using Wegovy, our team may be able to secure compensation that can help you pay for treatment and other expenses.

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If you or a loved one developed health issues after using Wegovy, we may be able to help you pursue compensation to pay for your medical bills.

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Who Can File a Semaglutide Wegovy Lawsuit?

You may be able to file a lawsuit against Wegovy if you or a loved one:

  • Used a semaglutide medication like Wegovy, Ozempic, or Rybelsus for weight loss
  • Suffered a serious health complication linked to the drug
  • Was hospitalized, went to the ER, or needed a follow-up with a gastroenterologist for your injury

If you or a loved one used a tirzepatide drug like Mounjaro or Zepbound, you may also be eligible to file a weight loss drug lawsuit for health issues like stomach paralysis and more.

You only have a limited amount of time to file a Wegovy lawsuit due to state laws known as statutes of limitations. Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action for your injuries again.

It’s important to contact our team as soon as possible, so you don’t miss your chance to pursue justice following your injury.

How to File Wegovy Lawsuits

At Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a lawsuit as stress-free as possible. Our Wegovy attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health during this difficult time.

Steps to filing a Wegovy lawsuit generally include:

  • Contacting Sokolove Law: We can determine your eligibility to take legal action during a free case review.
  • Gathering Evidence: Our team will collect medical records, testimony, and other evidence needed to build a strong case on your behalf.
  • Filing Your Wegovy Lawsuit: Your legal team will complete all necessary paperwork and file your claim within any state deadlines.
  • Negotiating a Wegovy Settlement: We’ll work to negotiate a Wegovy lawsuit settlement with the defendant(s).
  • Pursuing a Verdict in Court: If a Wegovy settlement is unable to be reached, your attorney will be prepared to present your case in court before a judge and jury.

Don’t suffer because someone else was careless. Call (800) 995-1212 now to begin your journey toward justice.

What to Look for in a Wegovy Lawyer

At Sokolove Law, our Wegovy attorneys have the resources and skills needed to level the playing field between victims and the drug manufacturers responsible for their injuries.

Learn how Sokolove Law stands out from other law firms:

  • Decades of Experience: For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has fought for compensation and justice on behalf of injured clients.
  • Track Record of Success: We’ve secured over $9.4 Billion total for our clients, including more than $1.6 Billion from claims involving dangerous drugs and medical devices.
  • Help Available in All 50 States: Regardless of where you’re located in the U.S., Sokolove Law may be able to help. Our firm has offices and attorneys nationwide.
  • No Financial Risks: Our Wegovy lawyers don’t charge any upfront or hourly fees, and we only get paid if your case results in compensation.

Let us put our experience to work for you. Reach out to our team now to get started.

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During a free case review, we can let you know if you may be eligible for compensation from a Wegovy lawsuit.

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Get Help Filing an Ozempic Wegovy Lawsuit

If you or a loved one suffered serious complications after taking semaglutide medications like Wegovy or Ozempic, our dedicated attorneys are prepared to fight for justice on your behalf.

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help Wegovy users across the country pursue compensation for their injuries.

We’ve already secured over $1.6 Billion for clients harmed by dangerous drugs or medical devices.

Find out how a Wegovy lawyer may be able to help you. Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form for a free, no-obligation case review.

Note: Do not change medications without first consulting your doctor.

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Semaglutide Wegovy Lawsuit 2023-24 FAQs

Is there a lawsuit against Ozempic and Wegovy?

Yes. Lawsuits have been filed against Novo Nordisk, the maker of Rybelsus, Ozempic, and Wegovy, alleging the company failed to properly warn users about the risks of these medications.

In one September 2023 case, a Pennsylvania woman filed a Wegovy lawsuit after she was hospitalized and diagnosed with gastroparesis following regular injections of Wegovy.

Another woman filed an Ozempic lawsuit in Louisiana after she allegedly suffered severe gastrointestinal issues that led to multiple emergency room visits, permanent injuries, and emotional distress.

What are the Wegovy lawsuits about?

Lawsuits against Wegovy allege the drug’s manufacturer did not properly warn patients about risks associated with Wegovy, including the possibility of severe stomach problems like gastroparesis.

Not sure if you’re eligible to file a Wegovy lawsuit? We can help you determine if you may be able to pursue compensation from a Wegovy legal claim.

Call (800) 995-1212 now. It costs nothing to speak with our team.

Is there a Wegovy class action lawsuit?

Wegovy lawsuits are currently being filed on an individual basis, as there is no Wegovy class action lawsuit at this time.

Get a free legal consultation now to see if you may be able to pursue compensation from a Wegovy lawsuit.

How much does a Wegovy lawyer cost?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront or hourly fees to file a Wegovy lawsuit.

Our team only gets paid if your case successfully results in compensation, so there's no financial risk to taking legal action.

Who makes Wegovy?

The maker of Wegovy is Novo Nordisk, a Danish pharmaceutical company.

Is Ozempic and Wegovy the same drug?

No. Ozempic is approved to treat type 2 diabetes and is not meant to be used as a weight loss drug, while Wegovy is.

Both Ozempic and Wegovy contain semaglutide, which has been linked to serious physical and psychological side effects in some patients.

However, Wegovy often contains double the amount of semaglutide found in Ozempic, potentially increasing these risks.

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