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Did You Suffer Injuries After Using Rybelsus?

Rybelsus® is a type 2 diabetes medicine that is a type of semaglutide drug, which is the same drug type as Wegovy®, for example. Also like Wegovy and Ozempic, Rybelsus has recently been linked to serious – and undisclosed side effects – like gastroparesis. Novo Nordisk, the drugmaker behind Rybelsus, is now facing legal action from injured users who were never warned about these potential gastrointestinal complications.

Portner & Shure, P.A. is currently investigating claims that Rybelsus caused various patient injuries, mostly gastrointestinal injuries. We are keeping our phone lines open to hear from potential clients who were hurt by Rybelsus. If this happened to you, and you want to know if you can use legal action to demand compensation and justice, start by teaming up with our Rybelsus attorneys.

We offer legal counsel in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. Call (855) 954-4141 to request a free consultation today.

Stomach Paralysis Caused by Rybelsus

Only a few years after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Rybelsus as the first prescribed oral GLP-1 receptor agonist medication for type 2 diabetes regulation, questions about the drug’s safety began to surface. Common side effects of Rybelsus were reported as blood sugar fluctuations, bloating, nausea, frequent vomiting, constipation, and diarrhea. However, many users have suffered from gastrointestinal complications like gastroparesis or stomach paralysis, which were not reported by Novo Nordisk in its list of possible side effects.

Gastroparesis causes the stomach muscles to become paralyzed or ineffective, which results in a drastically slower digestion process than normal. Many unsafe health complications can occur due to gastroparesis, so anyone who has used Rybelsus and has since shown signs of serious digestion issues should talk to a medical professional right away.

Serious symptoms of gastroparesis or stomach paralysis include:

  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Rapid weight loss
  • Chronic abdominal pain

Perhaps the most severe gastroparesis symptom is the increased risk of passing undigested food into the intestines and colon. Bezoars, which are solid masses of undigested food, can cause gastrointestinal blockages, which may result in life-threatening complications within a matter of hours. In severe cases, emergency surgery may be needed to remove a gastrointestinal blockage.

Novo Nordisk Accused of Misleading Marketing

All sorts of drugs have potentially unsafe side effects, including diabetes and obesity management medications. Why is Novo Nordisk, the maker of Rybelsus, being met with lawsuits from injured Rybelsus users? Reportedly, the drugmaker failed to provide adequate warning about gastrointestinal complications as a potential symptom of regular Rybelsus use. Failing to warn medical professionals and patients about a possible side effect may be enough to warrant a product liability lawsuit against the drugmaker.

Novo Nordisk has also been accused of using intentionally misleading marketing for Rybelsus and its other weight loss and diabetes drugs. Certain complaints and lawsuits allege that the drugmaker knew – or reasonably should have known – that gastroparesis could occur but intentionally kept it out of its marketing, so more doctors would be comfortable with prescribing the medication, and more patients would be willing to use it.

Lawsuits to Pursue Fair Compensation

Have you suffered a serious gastrointestinal injury after using Rybelsus? We believe that you should be given fair compensation to pay for your harm and losses. Getting that compensation won’t be as simple as asking Novo Nordisk for it, though. You should anticipate a legal battle, which is one of many reasons why it is important to trust your case with Portner & Shure, P.A..

In your Rybelsus injury claim, we can pursue compensation that pays for:

  • Past and future medical treatment costs related to Rybelsus complications.
  • Past and future lost income related to injuries and disabilities caused by Rybelsus use.
  • Costs related to lifestyle changes made necessary by Rybelsus disabilities.
  • Pain, suffering, and lessened enjoyment of life.

Call Today for a Free Case Review

Need legal counsel after suffering a serious injury or side effect from Rybelsus, like gastroparesis? Let us hear from you, so we can see how we can help. For your convenience, Portner & Shure, P.A. has multiple law offices across several states (Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, D.C., and more), and our team speaks multiple languages (English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, and Chinese).

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