NJ Ozempic® Lawsuit & Settlement Attorneys

What Are the New Jersey Weight-Loss Drug Lawsuits About?

Most of the weight-loss drug lawsuits you have been hearing about lately involve an active ingredient named semaglutide. In scientific terms, semaglutide is a type of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (“GLP-1 Ra”). GLP-1 Ras mimics the GLP-1 hormone and activate the GLP-1 receptor on the surface of certain human cells, such as in the pancreas, where these drugs slow gastric emptying and stimulate the release of insulin. That basically means that these drugs help you lose weight by making you feel full.

This class of drugs started out as a diabetes treatment. In 2017, drugmaker Novo Nordisk (headquartered in Plainfield, New Jersey) started selling Ozempic® in the United States.  Ozempic® is administered through what is known as subcutaneous injection – generally, a patient injects themselves in the shallow tissue surrounding their abdomen. In 2019, Novo Nordisk started selling Rybelsus®, which was basically a pill form of Ozempic®, also for the treatment of diabetes. It soon became clear that semaglutide was a very potent weight-loss drug and doctors began prescribing it off label to people who did not have diabetes. Demand became so high that some individual pharmacies even began compounding their own semaglutide weight-loss treatments, leading to Novo Nordisk filing lawsuits against those compounding pharmacies. In 2021, Novo Nordisk started selling Wegovy®, which was basically a high-dosage version of Ozempic®, also meant to be injected. However, this time Novo Nordisk received approval to specifically market the semaglutide in Wegovy® for its weight-loss properties in adults.

These semaglutide drugs are “blockbuster drugs,” with revenues expected to exceed tens of billions of dollars. According to some claims, GLP-1 RAs have been prescribed to nearly two percent of the entire United States population. The widespread use, and resulting shortages, of these semaglutide weight-loss drugs has also contributed to the popularity of similar drugs, such as Trulicity® (dulaglutide) and Mounjaro® (tirzepatide), made by the drugmaker Eli Lilly.

Unfortunately, studies have shown that taking these drugs can cause severe side-effects and injuries.

Stark & Stark is a national law firm pursuing thousands of cases throughout the country. We are not a marketing group. Stark & Stark has been in business for over 80 years and has over 100 experienced attorneys in offices located throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, ready to talk to you about your potential claim. Please let us help you.

Do I Have an Ozempic® Injury Claim in New Jersey?

Studies have shown that taking Ozempic® and other semaglutide drugs can cause severe side-effects and injuries. Those injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Gastroparesis
  • Stomach Paralysis
  • Ileus
  • Gastric Obstruction
  • Other Gastrointestinal Injuries
  • Intraoperative Pulmonary Aspiration
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • DVT Related Injuries

If you or a loved one:

  • Have Taken Ozempic® or Another Semaglutide Drug Specifically for Weight Loss; and
  • Have Been Hospitalized and Treated for Any of the Above Injuries While Taking the Drugs or Within 30 Days of Stopping;

you may be entitled to compensation.

While we insist that you do not discontinue taking any medications before speaking with your doctor, we strongly recommend that you seek counsel experienced in Ozempic® claims and injuries. Stark & Stark’s Ozempic® attorneys are actively investigating Ozempic® claims and seeking settlements on behalf of patients injured by these potentially defective drugs. Contact us at no cost to you.

Have Ozempic® Class Action Lawsuits Been Filed in New Jersey?

Ozempic® claims across the nation have been consolidated in a Multi-District Litigation (“MDL”), which centralizes pretrial activities for multiple cases to save time, court costs, and attorneys’ fees. MDL number 3094, entitled In Re: Glucagon-like Peptide-1 Receptor Agonists (GLP-1 RAS) Products Liability Litigation, has been centralized in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, under District Court Judge Gene E.K. Pratter. The MDL encompasses all personal injury claims involving Ozempic, Wegovy®, Rybelsus®, Trulicity®, and/or Mounjaro®, regarding whether defendants (Novo Nordisk and Eli Lilly) knew or should have known that their GLP-1 RA products could cause gastroparesis and other gastrointestinal injuries, whether defendants adequately warned plaintiffs or their prescribing physicians about the alleged dangers of these products, and whether defendants made false, misleading, or incomplete representations regarding the safety of these products.i,ii

Stark & Stark is committed to holding drug manufacturers liable when their products improperly endanger the public. Stark & Stark’s Ozempic® attorneys are experienced in MDL litigations throughout the nation and in negotiating with medical device and pharmaceutical settlement representatives. We are not a marketing group. Stark & Stark is a law firm comprised of experienced trial lawyers. If you have an Ozempic® claim, or you are uncertain and have questions about injuries that you may have suffered because of Ozempic®, or other semaglutide drugs, the attorneys at Stark & Stark can help. Contact us now for a free consultation.

i https://www.paed.uscourts.gov/mdl/mdl-3094-re-glucagon-peptide-1-receptor-agonists-glp-1-ras-products-liability-litigation

ii https://www.jpml.uscourts.gov/sites/jpml/files/MDL-3094-Transfer_Order-1-24.pdf

Contact a New Jersey Ozempic® Lawyer to Assess Your Claim.

If you or a member of your family has suffered injuries from Ozempic® or another semaglutide drug, you may be entitled to compensation under the MDL litigation process or via settlement. Please contact Stark & Stark to speak with one of our Ozempic® attorneys, free of charge, who can help walk you through the settlement and lawsuit process and assess any claims that you may have.

Stark and Stark practices in the state and federal courthouses throughout New Jersey, including:

  • Atlantic County (Atlantic City)
  • Bergen County (Hackensack)
  • Burlington County (Mount Holly)
  • Camden County (Camden)
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey (Camden)
  • Cape May County (Middle Township)
  • Cumberland County (Bridgeton)
  • Essex County (Newark)
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey (Newark)
  • Gloucester County (Woodbury)
  • Hudson County (Jersey City)
  • Hunterdon County (Flemington)
  • Mercer County (Trenton)
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey (Trenton)
  • Middlesex County (New Brunswick)
  • Monmouth County (Freehold)
  • Morris County (Morristown)
  • Ocean County (Toms River)
  • Passaic County (Paterson)
  • Salem County (Salem)
  • Somerset County (Somerville)
  • Sussex County (Newton)
  • Union County (Elizabeth)
  • Warren County (Belvidere)

Here is a list of New Jersey hospitals that may have treated you for injuries sustained due to Ozempic® or another semaglutide drug, however this list is not all-inclusive.

Hospital

City

State

Atlantic Health System – Mountainside Hospital

Montclair

NJ
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center

Atlantic City

NJ
Atlanticare Regional Medical Center – Mainland Division

Pomona

NJ
Bayshore Community Hospital

Holmdel

NJ
Cape Regional Medical Center

Cape May Court House

NJ
Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell

Pennington

NJ
Capital Health System – Fuld

Trenton

NJ
Carepoint Health – Bayonne Medical Center

Bayonne

NJ
Carepoint Health-Christ Hospital

Jersey City

NJ
Carepoint Health-Hoboken University Medical Center

Hoboken

NJ
Centrastate Medical Center

Freehold

NJ
Chilton Memorial Hospital

Pompton Plains

NJ
Clara Maass Medical Center

Belleville

NJ
Columbus Hospital

Newark

NJ
Community Medical Center

Toms River

NJ
East Orange General Hospital

East Orange

NJ
Englewood Hospital And Medical Center

Englewood

NJ
Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack

NJ
Hackensack-Umc At Pascack Valley

Westwood

NJ
Hackensack-Umc Mountainside

Montclair

NJ
Hackettstown Regional Medical Center

Hackettstown

NJ
Holy Name Hospital

Teaneck

NJ
Hudson Surgical Center

Kearny

NJ
Hunterdon Medical Center

Flemington

NJ
Inspira Health Center Bridgeton

Bridgeton

NJ
Inspira Medical Center – Elmer

Elmer

NJ
Inspira Medical Center Vineland

Vineland

NJ
Inspira Medical Center Woodbury

Woodbury

NJ
Jersey City Medical Center

Jersey City

NJ
Jersey Shore Medical Center

Neptune

NJ
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Medical Center

Edison

NJ
Kennedy Memorial Hospital – Stratford

Stratford

NJ
Kennedy Memorial Hospital – University Medical Center Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill

NJ
Kennedy Memorial Hospital – Washington Township

Turnersville

NJ
Kindred Hospital – New Jersey – Morris County

Dover

NJ
Kindred Hospital New Jersey At Wayne Hospital

Wayne

NJ
Lourdes Medical Center Of Burlington County

Willingboro

NJ
Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center

Secaucus

NJ
Memorial Hospital Of Salem County

Salem

NJ
Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch

NJ
Monmouth Medical Center-Southern Campus

Lakewood

NJ
Morristown Memorial Hospital

Morristown

NJ
New Jersey State Prison Hospital

Trenton

NJ
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Newark

NJ
Newton Memorial Hospital

Newton

NJ
Ocean Medical Center

Brick

NJ
Our Lady Of Lourdes Medical Center

Camden

NJ
Overlook Hospital

Summit

NJ
Overlook Medical Center

Union

NJ
Palisades Medical Center

North Bergen

NJ
Raritan Bay Medical Center – Old Bridge

Old Bridge

NJ
Raritan Bay Medical Center – Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy

NJ
Riverview Medical Center

Red Bank

NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick

NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital At Hamilton

Hamilton Square

NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital At Rahway

Rahway

NJ
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Somerset

Somerville

NJ
Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston

NJ
Saint Clares Hospital – Denville

Denville

NJ
Saint Clares Hospital – Dover Campus

Dover

NJ
Saint Clares Hospital – Sussex Campus

Sussex

NJ
Saint Francis Medical Center

Trenton

NJ
Saint Josephs Regional Medical Center

Paterson

NJ
Saint Josephs Wayne Hospital

Wayne

NJ
Saint Marys Hospital – Passaic

Passaic

NJ
Saint Michaels Medical Center

Newark

NJ
Saint Peters University Hospital

New Brunswick

NJ
Shore Medical Center

Somers Point

NJ
Shore Memorial Hospital

Somers Point

NJ
Somerset Medical Center

Somerville

NJ
South Jersey Health Care Center

Camden

NJ
Southern Ocean County Hospital

Manahawkin

NJ
St. Luke’S Hospital – Warren Campus

Phillipsburg

NJ
St. Mary’S General Hospital

Passaic

NJ
The Cooper University Hospital

Camden

NJ
The University Hospital

Newark

NJ
Trinitas Hospital – New Point Campus

Elizabeth

NJ
Trinitas Regional Medical Center

Elizabeth

NJ
Univ Medical Center Of Princeton At Plainsboro

Plainsboro

NJ
University Medical Center At Princeton

Princeton

NJ
Valley Hospital

Ridgewood

NJ
Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System East – Orange Campus

East Orange

NJ
Veterans Affairs New Jersey Healthcare System – Lyons Facility

Lyons

NJ
Virtua Memorial Hospital Of Burlington County

Mount Holly

NJ
Virtua West Jersey Hospital – Berlin

Berlin

NJ
Virtua West Jersey Hospital – Camden

Camden

NJ
Virtua West Jersey Hospital – Marlton

Marlton

NJ
Virtua West Jersey Hospital – Voorhees

Voorhees

NJ
William B Kessler Memorial Hospital

Hammonton

NJ

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Hamilton, NJ

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Hamilton, NJ 08619
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Marlton, NJ

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Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856.874.4443
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Yardley, PA 19067
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New York, NY

5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
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Philadelphia, PA

The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.907.9600
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Fax: 215.564.6245
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Bridgeton, NJ

78 W Broad St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
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