PA Ozempic® Lawsuit & Settlement Attorneys

What Are the Pennsylvania 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 agonists (“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 Pennsylvania?

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 Pennsylvania?

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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania, including:

  • Adams County (Gettysburg)
  • Allegheny County (Pittsburgh)
  • Armstrong County (Kittanning)
  • Beaver County (Beaver)
  • Bedford County (Bedford)
  • Berks County (Reading)
  • Blair County (Hollidaysburg)
  • Bradford County (Towanda)
  • Bucks County (Doylestown)
  • Butler County (Butler)
  • Cambria County (Ebensburg)
  • Cameron County (Emporium)
  • Carbon County (Jim Thorpe)
  • Centre County (Bellefonte)
  • Chester County (West Chester)
  • Clarion County (Clarion)
  • Clearfield County (Clearfield)
  • Clinton County (Lock Haven)
  • Columbia County (Bloomsburg)
  • Crawford County (Meadville)
  • Cumberland County (Carlisle)
  • Dauphin County (Harrisburg)
  • Delaware County (Media)
  • Elk County (Ridgway)
  • Erie County (Erie)
  • Fayette County (Uniontown)
  • Forest County (Tionesta)
  • Franklin County (Chambersburg)
  • Fulton County (McConnellsburg)
  • Greene County (Waynesburg)
  • Huntingdon County (Huntingdon)
  • Indiana County (Indiana)
  • Jefferson County (Brookville)
  • Juniata County (Mifflintown)
  • Lackawanna County (Scranton)
  • Lancaster County (Lancaster)
  • Lawrence County (New Castle)
  • Lebanon County (Lebanon)
  • Lehigh County (Allentown)
  • Luzerne County (Wilkes-Barre)
  • Lycoming County (Williamsport)
  • McKean County (Smethport)
  • Mercer County (Mercer)
  • Mifflin County (Lewistown)
  • Monroe County (Stroudsburg)
  • Montgomery County (Norristown)
  • Montour County (Danville)
  • Northampton County (Easton)
  • Northumberland County (Sunbury)
  • Perry County (New Bloomfield)
  • Philadelphia County (Philadelphia)
  • Pike County (Milford)
  • Potter County (Coudersport)
  • Schuylkill County (Pottsville)
  • Snyder County (Middleburg)
  • Somerset County (Somerset)
  • Sullivan County (Laporte)
  • Susquehanna County (Montrose)
  • Tioga County (Wellsboro)
  • Union County (Lewisburg)
  • Venango County (Franklin)
  • Warren County (Warren)
  • Washington County (Washington)
  • Wayne County (Honesdale)
  • Westmoreland County (Greensburg)
  • Wyoming County (Tunkhannock)
  • York County (York)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Allentown, Reading, Easton)
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania (Scranton, Harrisburg, Williamsport, Wilkes-Barre)

Here is a list of Pennsylvania 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

Abington Memorial Hospital

Abington

PA
Albert Einstein Medical Center

Philadelphia

PA
Brandywine Hospital

Coatesville

PA
Brookville Hospital

Brookville

PA
Carlisle Regional Medical Center

Carlisle

PA
Chester County Hospital

West Chester

PA
Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Coatesville

PA
Conemaugh Miners Medical Center

Hastings

PA
Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital

Johnstown

PA
Coordinated Health Orthopedic Hospital

Bethlehem

PA
Eastern Regional Medical Center

Philadelphia

PA
Easton Hospital

Easton

PA
Ellwood City Hospital

Ellwood City

PA
Ephrata Community Hospital

Ephrata

PA
Excela Health Latrobe Hospital

Latrobe

PA
Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital

Greensburg

PA
Fulton County Medical Center

Mcconnellsburg

PA
Geisinger Medical Center

Danville

PA
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

Wilkes-Barre

PA
Good Shepherd Penn Partners Specialty Hospital At Rittenhouse

Philadelphia

PA
Grove City Medical Center

Grove City

PA
Hazleton General Hospital

Hazleton

PA
Heart Of Lancaster Regional Medical Center

Lititz

PA
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

PA
J C Blair Memorial Hospital

Huntingdon

PA
Jameson Memorial Hospital

New Castle

PA
Jeanes Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Jennersville Regional Hospital

West Grove

PA
Jersey Shore Hospital

Jersey Shore

PA
Kane Community Hospital

Kane

PA
Kensington Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Kindred Hospital – Wyoming Valley

Wilkes-Barre

PA
Lancaster General Hospital

Lancaster

PA
Lancaster Regional Medical Center

Lancaster

PA
Lehigh Valley Hospital

Allentown

PA
Lehigh Valley Hospital-17Th St

Allentown

PA
Lewistown Hospital

Lewistown

PA
Lifecare Hospitals Of Chester County

West Chester

PA
Lock Haven Hospital

Lock Haven

PA
Main Line Bryn Mawr Hospital

Bryn Mawr

PA
Main Line Health Lankenau Medical Center

Wynnewood

PA
Main Line Paoli Hospital

Paoli

PA
Mercy Philadelphia Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Meyersdale Community Hospital

Meyersdale

PA
Montrose General Hospital

Montrose

PA
Muncy Valley Hospital

Muncy

PA
Nazareth Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center

Philadelphia

PA
Pennsylvania Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Phoenixville Hospital

Phoenixville

PA
Physicians Care Surgical Hospital

Royersford

PA
Pinnaclehealth Harrisburg Campus

Harrisburg

PA
Punxsutawney Area Hospital

Punxsutawney

PA
Reading Hospital & Medical Center

Reading

PA
Regional Hospital Of Scranton

Scranton

PA
Roxborough Memorial Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Sacred Heart Hospital

Allentown

PA
Select Specialty Hospital Central Pennsylvania York

York

PA
Select Specialty Hospital Johnstown

Johnstown

PA
Select Specialty Hospital Laurel Highlands

Latrobe

PA
Sharon Regional Health System

Sharon

PA
Somerset Hospital

Somerset

PA
Springfield Hospital

Springfield

PA
St Joseph Medical Center

Reading

PA
St Josephs Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Sunbury Community Hospital

Sunbury

PA
Surgical Specialty Center At Coordinated Health

Allentown

PA
Temple University Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
The Good Samaritan Hospital

Lebanon

PA
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia

PA
Titusville Area Hospital

Titusville

PA
Triumph Hospital Philadelphia

Philadelphia

PA
UPMC  East

Monroeville

PA
Upmc Horizon

Greenville

PA
UPMC Horizon – Shenango Valley

Farrell

PA
UPMC Passavant

Cranberry

PA
UPMC Shadyside

Pittsburgh

PA
VA Medical Center – H.J. Heinz Campus

Pittsburgh

PA
VA Medical Center – Lebanon

Lebanon

PA
Va Medical Center – Philadelphia

Philadelphia

PA
VA Medical Center – University Drive Campus

Pittsburgh

PA
Washington Hospital

Washington

PA
Westfield Hospital

Allentown

PA
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital

Wilkes-Barre

PA
Williamsport Regional Medical Center

Williamsport

PA

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Hamilton, NJ

100 American Metro Boulevard
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone: 609.896.9060
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 609.896.0629
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Marlton, NJ

40 Lake Center, 401 NJ-73, Suite 130
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: 856.874.4443
Secondary phone: 888.241.7424
Fax: 856.874.0133
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Yardley, PA

777 Township Line Road, Suite 120
Yardley, PA 19067
Phone: 267.907.9600
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New York, NY

5 Pennsylvania Plaza 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 800.535.3425
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Philadelphia, PA

The Bellevue 200 S Broad St #600
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 267.907.9600
Secondary phone: 800.535.3425
Fax: 215.564.6245
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Bridgeton, NJ

78 W Broad St
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856.874.4443
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