Trulicity Lawsuits: What You Should Know

What is Wrong with Trulicity?

Trulicity is a drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, but it can cause serious health problems for some people. Eli Lilly and Company, the maker of Trulicity, is facing many lawsuits. These lawsuits claim that Eli Lilly did not properly warn patients and doctors about the risks of the drug.

Injuries and Serious Side Effects Linked to Trulicity

Trulicity has been linked to several serious side effects, especially affecting the stomach and intestines. Here are the details about these conditions and how Trulicity may cause them.

Stomach Paralysis and Side Effects from Trulicity

  • Gastroparesis: This happens when drugs like Trulicity cause nerve and muscle damage to the stomach muscles, causing them to stop moving food through the gastrointestinal system. Gastroparesis is also known as stomach paralysis. This can cause to chronic nausea and vomiting, which can lead to malnutrition and dehydration.
  • Chronic Nausea and Vomiting: Many people taking Trulicity suffer from extremely severe and chronic nausea and vomiting. These symptoms can make it hard to stay hydrated and eat properly. Trulicity slows down the stomach, causing food to stay there longer, which can lead to long term nausea and vomiting.

Intestinal Blockages and Side Effects from Trulicity

  • Intestinal Obstruction: Some people taking Trulicity have experienced intestinal blockages, which stop food and waste from moving through the intestines. This causes severe pain, bloating, and vomiting. Trulicity’s effect on the intestines’ movement may increase the risk of blockages.
  • Chronic Diarrhea: Trulicity can cause ongoing diarrhea, leading to dehydration and weight loss.

Is there a Trulicity Class Action Lawsuit

The federal court has set up a single “Multidistrict Litigation,” or MDL, where the court will hear claims regarding Trulicity as well as other similar drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy lawsuits.

An MDL is a process that is similar to a class action, because it combines many similar cases under the supervision of a single judge.  This helps these cases move through the pre-trial phases more efficiently, as thousands of people are seeking the same information from the defendants. 

Once that information is gathered for everyone, the cases can then be worked up for individual trials. 

Typically, courts pick a few example cases to hold trials over, first.  These are called “bellwether trials.”  The court’s goal is that these few trials can result in a settlement program without having to hold trials for each of the thousands of cases that are filed. 

Trulicity Multi-District Litigation MDL Lawsuit Updates

The Trulicity MDL is now in the discovery phase, where both sides share information and evidence. This phase is important because it helps build a strong case.

Eventually, there will be several “bellwether trials.” These initial trials are like test cases and can help set the tone for future lawsuits and may even lead to settlements.

FAQs About Trulicity Lawsuits

Q: How do I know if I qualify for a Trulicity lawsuit?

A: If you had serious side effects like gastroparesis, blood clots, or severe intestinal issues after taking Trulicity, you may qualify. Contact us right away for a free case review.

Q: How long do I have to file a lawsuit?

A: The time limit to file a lawsuit varies by state and circumstances, so you really need to act quickly. Getting a free case review from our attorneys can help you stay on track to file a lawsuit in time. Find out if you fit our law firm’s criteria for an Trulicity claim.

Q: Can I still file a lawsuit if I no longer take Trulicity?

A: Yes, you can still file a lawsuit if you stopped taking the drug. The important thing is the injury or side effect caused by Trulicity.

Q: What kind of compensation can I ask for? 

A: You can seek money for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to your Trulicity injuries

Why Choose mctlaw to Represent You in a Trulicity Lawsuit

  • We put our clients first. We always do what’s best for our clients.
  • Our Firm knows how to hold large medical product corporations accountable to pursue the compensation you deserve.
  • We have the financial resources to support your case for as long as it takes. 
  • We believe our clients deserve the highest possible award or settlement and we will fight for that.  
  • We are selective in the cases we represent. That means we can negotiate a settlement from a position of strength for our clients or confidently take a case to trial.

Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn about your options. There is no pressure and no obligation to review your case. 

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Content Reviewed by Michele Stephan – Medical Product Liability Lawyer

Michele Stephan

Michele Stephan handles defective medical device and pharmaceutical cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. Ms. Stephan has represented clients in civil litigation for over 25 years.  At mctlaw she litigates cases for clients with defective hip replacements and defective drug and pharmaceutical lawsuits. Ms. Stephan is a member of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee and a Director of the Sarasota County Bar Association.

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