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Representing Injured Patients in Ozempic & Wegovy Lawsuits

At Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., we understand how terrifying and frustrating it can be to suffer preventable harm due to negligence. As patients, we put our trust and confidence in our healthcare providers to make decisions in the best interests of our health and well-being. Sadly, many weight-loss drug companies and prescribing physicians have a tendency to prioritize profits over people, resulting in life-threatening harm and even death. 

Despite their popularity, bestselling weight-loss drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy have been linked to adverse health effects, putting Florida patients at serious risk of harm. That’s where our Jacksonville attorneys come in. With over $10 million recovered for our clients, you can rely on our weight-loss drug lawyers to zealously protect your rights while pursuing the justice you deserve after pharmaceutical or medical negligence. 

Don’t wait to secure the experienced representation you deserve to recover compensation in a weight-loss drug lawsuit. Our firm offers aggressive representation to help you take back your life after a serious injury. When you partner with our determined advocates, we’ll fight tirelessly to hold unethical drug companies and other liable parties accountable for their irresponsible actions. 

If you were harmed by a dangerous weight-loss drug, our lawyers can fight to hold negligent parties accountable. Call (904) 295-1050 to schedule a free consultation.

Common Types of Weight-Loss Drug Lawsuits

Although weight-loss drugs are a popular way to lose weight effectively, many patients are suffering preventable harm due to undisclosed risks and side effects, leading to severe injuries and even death. Fortunately, our weight-loss drug attorneys are committed to pursuing justice and fair compensation for our clients after medical and pharmaceutical negligence, helping patients take back their lives after a severe injury. 

Common types of weight-loss drug lawsuits we handle include: 

  • Ozempic (Novo Nordisk): This GLP-1 agonist is used for weight loss and type-2 diabetes management, but puts patients at an increased risk of thyroid tumors, cancer, pancreatitis, and other negative health consequences.
  • Wegovy (Novo Nordisk): Like Ozempic, Wegovy is a higher-dose GLP-1 agonist with serious health risks, including thyroid tumors and pancreatitis.
  • Saxenda (Novo Nordisk): This injectable weight-loss drug is linked with an increased risk of thyroid cancer, severe pancreatitis, gallbladder disease, and kidney problems.
  • Victoza (Novo Nordisk): Primarily used as a drug for type-2 diabetes, Victoza is also marketed for its weight-loss benefits. However, this medication is associated with risks of pancreatic cancer and thyroid tumors.
  • Mounjaro (Eli Lilly): This drug is commonly prescribed for weight loss and type-2 diabetes. It’s been linked to various adverse health effects, including severe gastrointestinal problems and intestinal blockage.
  • Rybelsus (Novo Nordisk): This drug is the first GLP-1 tablet for type-2 diabetes. However, it’s also promoted for weight loss. Rybelsus can increase the risk of diabetic retinopathy complications, severe kidney problems, and thyroid tumors.

Adverse Health Effects of Weight-Loss Drugs

Although glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy are praised for their effectiveness in weight loss and diabetes, many patients experience adverse health effects, leading to serious health risks. 

While negative health consequences vary between individuals, some dangerous potential side effects include: 

  • Pancreatitis 
  • Thyroid tumors
  • Kidney problems
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Persistent vomiting 
  • Pulmonary aspiration
  • Severe gastrointestinal issues
  • Gastroparesis (stomach paralysis)
  • Gallbladder diseases (such as cholelithiasis or cholecystitis)

Who Is Liable for Dangerous Weight-Loss Drugs?

Determining liability in a weight-loss drug lawsuit is essential to recover compensation. However, this process often involves many legal intricacies that can be complex to navigate, especially in cases involving multiple parties. If you suffered harm or adverse health effects due to a weight-loss drug, seeking sound counsel from a trusted weight-loss drug attorney is a critical first step to pursue justice.

Securing experienced representation can mean the difference between recovering fair compensation and walking away with nothing. Our attorneys are well-versed in these cases, allowing us to identify all liable parties and maximize the value of your claim to ensure you’re compensated fairly. 

Common liable parties in weight-loss drug lawsuits include: 

  • Drug manufacturers: If a drug is proven to cause severe side effects, the manufacturer may be held responsible for patient harm if they didn’t conduct thorough testing, failed to warn consumers about all known risks, or produced a defective product. 
  • Testing laboratories: Drug testing labs have a duty to ensure their products are safe for consumer use. If they fail to identify harmful side effects, they may be held liable for ensuing injuries to patients. 
  • Doctors and prescribing physicians: Licensed physicians who prescribe weight-loss medications are obligated to inform patients about all associated risks. If they neglect to do so or prescribe a drug without considering a patient's medical history, they may be held accountable for damages. 
  • Pharmacists: Pharmacists also have a role in ensuring patient safety. They must provide appropriate counseling regarding how to take the medication and its potential side effects. Negligence on their part can result in liability.
  • Marketing companies: Companies that promote weight-loss drugs have a responsibility to ensure their marketing materials accurately represent the benefits and risks of the drug. Misrepresentation can lead to liability.

Remember, every drug lawsuit is unique. To determine liability in your case, it's essential to consult with a qualified attorney who can thoroughly investigate your claim with a practiced legal eye. Your lawyer can help you navigate these legal complexities to ensure all liable parties are held accountable for negligence, maximizing your chance of receiving fair compensation. 

Recoverable Damages in Weight-Loss Drug Lawsuits

If you suffered adverse health effects due to negligence by a weight-loss drug manufacturer, pharmaceutical company, or prescribing physician, you may be eligible for compensation by filing a weight-loss drug lawsuit. 

Recovering damages can offer injured patients relief from financial and non-financial burdens resulting from the dangerous drug, such as: 

  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring/disfigurement
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium

If you were injured due to negligence, we can aggressively pursue compensation on your behalf. Contact us online to consult with a seasoned attorney.

Contact a Jacksonville Weight-Loss Drug Lawyer

For three decades, our board-certified attorneys have represented the best interests of the wrongfully injured in Jacksonville and beyond. With a proven track record of record-setting verdicts, our firm has a longstanding reputation for achieving personalized results for our clients, empowering Floridians to regain financial stability and focus on healing after a wrongful injury. From car accidents to surgical errors to nursing home abuse, reach out to our compassionate advocates at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. for the sound counsel you deserve.

  • Record-Setting $228 Million Personal Injury

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained one of the largest injury judgments in Florida's history.

  • Record-Setting $178 Million Catastrophic Injury

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained a $178 Million verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in Jacksonville, FL due to medical malpractice.

  • $23 Million Hospital Negligence

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained $23 Million in a medical malpractice case against a hospital that caused catastrophic injuries to their client.

  • $11 Million Brain Damage

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained $11 Million on behalf of a baby who suffered brain damage due to hospital negligence.

  • $8 Million Medical Malpractice

    Edwards & Ragatz obtained $8 Million against a hospital on behalf of a client who was injured due to medical malpractice.

Why Choose Edwards & Ragatz, P.A.? 

At Edwards & Ragatz, P.A., our award-winning attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in a wide range of lawsuits against medical companies and their insurers. When you partner with our compassionate lawyers, you’ll put over 150+ years of combined experience on your side. 

Some reasons to work with our firm include: 

  • Board-certified trial experience: As board-certified civil trial lawyers, we never shy away from tough litigation. Our attorneys have received many awards and national recognition in record-setting settlements, including the top national verdict in medical malpractice, and are widely respected by top-ranking lawyers throughout the U.S. 
  • Comprehensive legal knowledge: Our comprehensive understanding of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, and mass tort law makes us well-equipped to aggressively protect your rights. 
  • Effective negotiation skills: We prepare every case for trial to ensure you’re compensated fairly, making our opponents think twice before trying to manipulate our clients with lowballed offers or misleading jargon. Our effective negotiators are very familiar with evasive tactics commonly employed by insurers and other involved parties, allowing us to fight for the total damages our clients are rightfully entitled to.

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