The personal injury lawyers at Taylor King Law are investigating Ozempic lawsuits related to gallbladder disease and gallstones.
If you or a loved one took Ozempic and later developed gallbladder or biliary disease, biliary cancer, or gallstones, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against Ozempic and seek compensation.
Ozempic Gallbladder lawsuits allege that the makers of Ozempic were aware that semaglutide injections caused acute gallbladder disease, but negligently failed to warn patients.
Call Taylor King Law at 870.246.0505 to find out if you’re eligible to file an Ozempic lawsuit. A consultation with a personal injury attorney is both free and confidential.
What is Ozempic?
Ozempic is an injection drug used to treat type 2 diabetes. According to their website, Ozempic is an injectable prescription medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes used along with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar.
Does Ozempic Cause Gallbladder Disease?
A systematic review and analysis released in March 2022 found that the use of GLP-1 RAs was associated with an increased risk of gallbladder or biliary diseases, “especially when used at higher doses, for longer durations, and for weight loss.”
The study, conducted by Dr. Huabing Zhang and published by JAMA Internal Medicine, concluded that physicians and patients should be concerned about the risks of gallbladder disease and biliary disease in connection with the use of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs), like that of Ozempic.
According to the study, the primary outcome was a composite of gallbladder or biliary diseases, including gallbladder disorders. Secondary outcomes included bile duct obstruction, stenosis, and stone; biliary colic, cyst, and fistula; biliary tract cancer; cholecystectomy, cholecystitis, and cholelithiasis; and cholangitis.
But what’s most concerning is the associated risk between Ozempic and gallbladder disease dates back well before 2022. As early as 2016, a comparative study found that the use of GLP-1 analogues was associated with an increased risk of bile duct and gallbladder disease. In 2017, a meta-analysis of the effects of Ozempic found an increased risk of cholelithiasis.
Am I Eligible to File a Lawsuit Against Ozempic
The manufacturer of Ozempic, Novo Nordisk, changed the warning label of Ozempic in March 2022 to warn of gallbladder disease. Prior to March, physicians and patients were unaware of the increased risks associated with using Ozempic.
While Novo Nordisk was aware of the increased risk of gallbladder disease they negligently failed to warn doctors and consumers of the risks associated with Ozempic for years.
Anyone who used Ozempic prior to the new warning label and was diagnosed with gallbladder disease, gallstones, cholecystitis, or other gallbladder conditions, may be entitled to financial compensation.
Call Taylor King Law
We’ve been representing personal injury victims for over 25 years. We have the experience to ensure you’re fairly represented. And because we have seven offices throughout Arkansas and into Texas, we’re a local team you can trust to be on your side – by your side.
Our law team will ask questions and help you determine whether to pursue litigation or not. Questions we’ll discuss include:
- When did you start taking Ozempic?
- How long did you take Ozempic?
- What is your diagnosis?
- When you were diagnosed?
- What treatment have you sought?
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Does Ozempic Help You Lose Weight?
Ozempic is designed for those with type 2 diabetes. However, the drug has gained popularity for its weight loss effects. On TikTok, the hashtag #Ozempic has been viewed more than 273 million times, and celebrity promotion has driven its “off-label” use.
How does it help you lose weight? Semaglutide (generic name of Ozempic) lowers blood sugar levels and regulates insulin. The drug imitates a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1, which is naturally produced in our intestines. In doing so, the drug can limit appetite by signaling to the body that it feels full.
Is it Dangerous to Use Ozempic for Weight Loss?
The F.D.A. has not approved Ozempic for weight loss, and Ozempic’s website notes “Ozempic is not a weight-loss drug.”
As noted by Dr. Janice Jin Hwang, chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the UNC School of Medicine, it’s not been systematically tested and without sufficient research, it’s unclear how damaging the side effects of Ozempic for weight loss could be.
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