Written By: Robert King, Esq.
Legal Review By: Daniel Nigh, Esq.
The Ozempic Lawsuit is an active lawsuit
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Ozempic Lawsuit Qualification and Eligibility Overview

Individuals may be entitled to compensation for Ozempic-related injuries if they meet eligibility requirements. To qualify, you must have proof that:

  1. You were treated with Ozempic, Rybelsus, or Wegovy;
  2. Have a related diagnosis such as gastroparesis (stomach paralysis), Ileus, gastric intestinal obstruction, or severe and prolonged vomiting requiring an emergency room visit or hospitalization; and,
  3. Have proof that you sought medicare care for the adverse health condition. 

Having met these criteria will enable your attorney to file a claim against the drug manufacturer, likely due to negligence and not disclosing the risk of your condition. 

If you feel you might qualify for Ozempic damages, reach out to an experienced attorney. Our Ozempic lawyers can review your case, confirm eligibility, assess your level of injury and chances for compensation, help you collect the evidence needed for your claim, and determine the statute of limitations for your case. We will also walk you through the steps, timeline, and considerations for filing an Ozempic lawsuit.

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Step-by-Step Guide: How to Determine Your Eligibility

To determine your eligibility for an Ozempic lawsuit, review the following steps:

  1. Locate medical documentation showing you were prescribed and took Ozempic, Rybelsus, or Wegovy as a treatment; 
  2. Gather proof that you were diagnosed with an adverse health condition while taking the medication or within 30 days of treatment. Common conditions for these lawsuits include stomach paralysis (gastroparesis), ileus, and intestinal blockages. Additional diagnoses such as pulmonary embolism and aspiration are also being researched for eligibility. If you have not been diagnosed but experienced severe prolonged vomiting for more than two weeks that required hospitalization, you may also qualify;
  3. Collect medical records showing that you were hospitalized, visited an emergency room, or consulted with a gastroenterologist regarding this condition; and,  
  4. Consult with an Ozempic attorney to verify your eligibility and confirm the deadline for filing based on your state’s statute of limitations. 

Look for ways you can strengthen your case such as information about how long you’ve been taking Ozempic, how much you’ve spent on medical bills and treatments, how you were misled or left in the dark regarding the risks of Ozempic, how your quality of life has diminished as a result of taking Ozempic, and how long you’re expected to deal with the adverse health conditions. These factors could help enhance your case, improve your chances for compensation, and increase the amount of compensation you receive. 

Do I Qualify for the Ozempic Lawsuit?

You can schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to determine if you qualify for an Olympic lawsuit. You will need evidence that you took Ozempic or another GLP-1 receptor agonist, that you developed a related health condition during treatment or shortly after, and that you were hospitalized, went to the emergency room, or sought help from a gastroenterologist for this condition. 

Right now, King Law is handling cases with patients suffering from gastroparesis (stomach paralysis), ileus, gastric intestinal obstruction, and cases of severe and prolonged vomiting requiring hospitalization.  We are also researching eligibility for those with pulmonary embolism and aspiration during anesthesia. If you took these medications and experienced a severe health consequence, you may be able to seek compensation to help cover the medical bills, treatment costs, and other injury-related damages. 

Drug manufacturers like Novo Nordisk (for Ozempic) and Eli Lilly (for Mounjaro) are being sued for not adequately disclosing risks like stomach paralysis to patients.

Eligibility Criteria for Filing an Ozempic Lawsuit

Typical eligibility criteria for filing an Ozempic lawsuit includes: 

  • You took Ozempic or another semaglutide drug (Wegovy or Rybelsus) for weight loss or other treatment purposes; 
  • You developed a condition such as stomach paralysis, gastric stasis, or intestinal obstructions and experienced gastrointestinal issues like vomiting for at least two weeks during or within 30 days after stopping treatment with a semaglutide; 
  • You were hospitalized, visited the emergency room, or consulted with a gastroenterologist because of these health concerns; 
  • You were under 75 years of age when you started taking the drug. 

To qualify for compensation, you typically must have: 

  • Proof that you used Ozempic (or another semaglutide) such as the prescriptions or appropriate medical records; 
  • Documented health issues directly related to using Ozempic such as severe vomiting that forced you to seek medical care; and, 
  • Evidence of financial hardship due to the Ozempic-related health condition such as hospitalization costs. 

It’s crucial to practice excellent record keeping, retaining all records related to Ozempic usage, resulting in adverse health conditions, and associated costs. You must also work with an experienced Ozempic lawyer to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.

An infographic that lists the eligibility criteria to find out who qualifies for an ozempic lawsuit.

Eligibility Exclusions in the Ozempic Lawsuit

Some situations can make you ineligible to file an Ozempic lawsuit, including: 

  • If you’re currently being treated for cancer; 
  • If you’ve had gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding, or gastric sleeve surgery;
  • If you started taking the drug after March 2022 and your adverse health reaction is related to gallbladder complications (Novo Nordisk added a gallbladder warning in March 2022); 
  • Your symptoms began more than 6 months after starting treatment;
  • You have taken an off-brand or compounded version of semaglutide prescribed by a spa or clinic; and, 
  • If the statute of limitations for your state has passed. 

When in doubt, it’s best to discuss with an attorney to confirm your ineligibility. Our lawyers are dedicated to building strong, successful cases and will review your case to advise on next steps. 

This infographic lists the exclusion criteria for the Ozempic class action lawsuit.

Ozempic Side Effects: Stomach Paralysis, Bowel Obstruction, Ileus, and More

There are a multitude of severe Ozempic and semaglutide side effects including: 

  • Stomach paralysis (gastroparesis); 
  • Allergic reactions ;
  • Bowel or intestinal obstructions ;
  • Chronic vomiting ;
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT);
  • Esophageal injury ;
  • Gallbladder and biliary disease with increased risk at higher doses and longer use;
  • Gallbladder inflammation ;
  • Gallbladder issues that persist after discontinuation;
  • Hypoglycemia; 
  • Ileus (your intestines cannot contract and pass waste); 
  • Intraoperative pulmonary aspiration; 
  • Liver or kidney failure; 
  • Kidney disease and acute kidney injury; 
  • Malnutrition-related disorders; 
  • Pancreatitis with potential links to pancreatic cancer;
  • Suicidal thoughts;
  • Thyroid tumors; and, 
  • Vision loss. 

Many side effects may be severe, requiring hospitalization or additional medical care. Seek medical help immediately if you suspect any adverse reactions to these medications. 

Other side effects that may not be as serious include: 

  • Gallstones;
  • Vomiting;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Nausea;
  • Constipation;
  • Gas and bloating;
  • Stomach pain;
  • Hair loss;
  • Fatigue;
  • Headache;
  • Low blood glucose; and,
  • “Ozempic face” where your skin is loose and saggy because of rapid weight loss.

The type of health reactions you experience from Ozempic can impact your eligibility. For example, lawsuits meant to hold manufacturers accountable for negligence and lack of adequate warnings typically focus on side effects not listed in the drug information. 

Evidence to Qualify for an Ozempic Lawsuit

Collecting the appropriate evidence for an Ozempic lawsuit is critical for ensuring your eligibility and chances of earning compensation for your injuries. Bring the evidence you have to your initial consultation with an attorney so we can verify that you qualify. 

Pieces of Evidence to Collect:

Examples of evidence that can help your Ozempic case include:

  • Written prescriptions for Ozempic; 
  • Medical records showing the dosage of Ozempic you were prescribed and when you used it; 
  • Doctors’ notes regarding Ozempic treatment; 
  • Medical records showing your related injuries;
  • Proof of medical bills and treatment costs associated with Ozempic injury 
  • Expert testimonies to validate the connection between your health condition and Ozempic; and,
  • Any communications with medical professionals regarding your Ozempic treatment and related health problems.

Our law firm will order your medical records. One of the first steps in a case is to have the client sign an authorization so we can order your medical records. If you have copies it can be helpful, but it is not required. 

Statute of Limitations for an Ozempic Lawsuit

When filing a lawsuit, you must consider statutes of limitations, which are timelines for when you must file to be eligible for compensation. For the Ozempic lawsuit, there is no universal deadline and time frames can vary based on the type of case (wrongful death or personal injury, for example), and the state’s statute of limitations (which are subject to change). Some states have timelines as short as 1 year from the date of injury. On the other hand, other states have a statute of limitations of up to six years. We always recommend that you call a lawyer right away, so you are not prevented from filing a claim because you waited too long. 

So, if your state has a 1-year statute of limitations, you must file within a year of the incident that caused the injury or when you discovered it. For Ozempic cases, this is typically when you were diagnosed with an adverse health condition related to the drug. 

Delayed filing can result in you missing the deadline and becoming ineligible for compensation or courts may dismiss delayed cases. An attorney can help you figure out the deadline for your case and any potential exceptions, so reach out as soon as possible to help protect your right to compensation. Exceptions to deadlines may apply in some situations, such as with cases involving minors or for minors who have since reached adulthood.

Ozempic Settlement and Payout Amounts

We anticipate the highest value Ozempic cases will exceed a million dollars. We are also expecting the average settlement amounts for Ozempic cases range from $250,000 to $600,000. However, actual amounts can vary greatly based on the circumstance of each individual case. Some claimants may receive more or less based on specific factors of their case. 

The strength of the proof discovered during the discovery phase of the case will help determine the value of the cases. The stronger the case against Novo Nordisk, the more leverage you will have to force compensation. Another factor considered in settlement amounts will be the outcome of the Bellwether trials. Bellwether trials are the first “test trials.” The verdicts in these cases can help the parties determine settlement values. A large verdict in the first case will make settlement values increase overall. A defense verdict in a Bellwether case will make settlement values decrease. 

Keep in mind, that the pharmaceutical industry profits very well off of drugs like Ozempic, increasing the likelihood of substantial settlements. Oftentimes, a settlement is the quickest way to earn a substantial amount of money for a qualifying case. Our attorneys are dedicated to exploring all possible damages you can claim compensation for and negotiating to earn you the full amount you’re entitled to. 

Types of Recoverable Damages in the Ozempic Lawsuit

The amount of compensation you could earn from the Ozempic lawsuit can change based on the types of recoverable damages for your case. In most cases damages are limited to economic damages and pain and suffering. Economic damages is the name given to the amount of money you lost because of the injury in a case. Pain and suffering is the value of the pain and suffering from the injury. Punitive damages are awarded for bad behavior by a defendant. Punitive damages are awarded to punish a defendant because what they did was so horrible. Potential damages you can seek financial reconciliation for include: 

  • Healthcare costs; 
  • Lost wages; 
  • Pain and suffering; and,
  • Punitive damages. 

Our team of attorneys is dedicated to exploring all potential avenues for earning the compensation you deserve after Ozempic has negatively impacted your health and quality of life. 

Contact an Ozempic Lawyer to File a Claim

By contacting an experienced lawyer who knows how to handle complex Ozempic cases, you can increase your chances of a successful outcome. King Law has years of experience handling complex cases and is knowledgeable about legal action involving adverse health reactions related to treatment with GLP-1 receptor agonists. Reach out today to verify your eligibility and get started on seeking compensation for your injuries. We are proud to support clients nationwide. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Find answers to any major questions you have regarding eligibility in the Ozempic lawsuits below.

Who qualifies for or is eligible for the Ozempic lawsuit?
Individuals who took Ozempic, developed a qualifying related adverse health condition, and sought medical care for this condition may be eligible for the Ozempic lawsuit.
How do I determine my eligibility for an Ozempic lawsuit?
To determine your eligibility, confirm that you took Ozempic and developed an illness like gastroparesis, ileus, or intestinal blockage.
What are the eligibility criteria for filing an Ozempic lawsuit?
To file an Ozempic lawsuit, you must have taken the medication and developed a condition like stomach paralysis, ileus, or an intestinal blockage.. You’ll need to provide evidence of both, as well as medical records showing you sought medical care at an emergency room, hospital, or with a gastroenterologist. 
What would exclude me from filing an Ozempic lawsuit?
You may be excluded from being able to file an Ozempic lawsuit if you’re undergoing cancer treatment, had gastric bypass surgery, gastric bonding, or gastric sleeve surgery, if you’ve missed your deadline to file, or if your adverse health reaction involves gallbladder complications and you started taking the drug after March 2022 when gallbladder warnings were added to the drug information.
What evidence do I need to qualify for an Ozempic lawsuit?
To file an Ozempic lawsuit, you must have: proof that you received Ozempic, Rybelsus, or Wegovy treatments, a diagnosis of an adverse health condition such as gastroparesis, ileus, or gastric intestinal obstruction during treatment or within 30 days of using the drug, and an emergency room visit, hospitalization, or visit with gastroenterologist, related to the condition. Our lawyers are also determining the eligibility potential of cases involving pulmonary embolism and aspiration.
What types of damages are recoverable in an Ozempic lawsuit?
An Ozempic lawsuit may help you recover damages related to healthcare costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages.