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Lawsuits claim some weight loss drugs are dangerous

On Behalf of | Jun 5, 2024 | Firm News |

New medications hit the market seemingly every day. While these drugs should go through rigorous testing and review to ensure they’re safe, the tragic reality is that dangerous medications wind up on pharmacy shelves all the time. That’s why if you’ve suffered negative reactions to a medication, you should consider whether legal action is warranted. That’s what several people have done after allegedly being harmed by popular weight loss medications.

Lawsuits filed against weight loss drug makers

Multiple lawsuits have been filed against the makers of popular weight loss medications such as Ozempic. According to these claims, several people who took the drugs suffered severe adverse reactions, including gastroparesis with its corresponding pain and nausea. Others have had to have their gallbladder removed.

Some victims claim they have experienced an internal burning sensation and difficulty keeping food down, while others complain of daily nausea. These victims allege that they weren’t informed that such severe side effects were a possibility.

The makers of these medications dispute the claims, arguing that the packaging and labeling of their drugs spell out the risks of serious side effects. The lawsuits are still in their early stages, so only time will tell how the courts and potentially even juries will view these arguments. That said, this case serves as a powerful example of how the medications we come to trust can be far more harmful than anticipated.

Have you been harmed by a defective drug?

If you suffered an adverse reaction to a defective or dangerous medication, don’t write it off as something that couldn’t be avoided. Instead, carefully track the medication’s impact on your well-being and review the warnings included on the medication’s packaging and label.