7 Steps to Help You Recover, Document, and Get Justice for Gastroparesis

If you experienced stomach paralysis from weight loss drugs, know that you’re not alone. There’s a lot you can do to help yourself recover and get justice forwhat happened.

Stomach paralysis, also known as gastroparesis, can be a serious and unexpected side effect from weight loss drugs. And if it happens, it’s important you know what steps to take next.

As a personal injury lawyer, I’m here to help guide you through both the medical and legal steps you should consider to address your condition and seek compensation if appropriate.

Step 1: Seek Immediate Medical Attention

The first thing you should do if you suspect you have gastroparesis from weight loss drugs is to see a doctor immediately. Symptoms include:

  • Vomiting undigested food
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Feeling full after only eating a few bites
  • Acid reflux
  • Blood sugar changes
  • Weight loss and malnutrition

Explain your symptoms and the medications you’ve been taking. It’s vital to get a proper diagnosis and start any necessary treatment to manage your symptoms.

Step 2: Document Your Medical Condition

Keep detailed records of all your medical visits, treatments, and prescriptions. Also, note any symptoms and how they affect your daily life.

This documentation is crucial for your health management in general. But it also could serve as essential evidence if you pursue legal action.

Step 3: Educate Yourself About Gastroparesis

Understanding gastroparesis will help you manage your health better and communicate effectively with your healthcare providers and lawyer. Learn about the typical causes, symptoms, and treatments.

The more informed you are, the more empowered you’ll feel to make decisions about your health and legal options.

Step 4: Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer

Look for a lawyer who specializes in drug injury cases, especially those involving pharmaceutical drugs. A lawyer with experience in this area will understand the complexities of these cases and what’s needed to prove that the drug caused your condition.

Our attorneys have gone up against some of the biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world, and won. We’re incredibly proud of the work we’ve done to get justice for people harmed by the drug industry.

Step 5: Prepare Your Case

When you meet with your lawyer, feel free to bring all your medical records, a list of the weight loss drugs you took, and any correspondence with doctors or the drug company. But don’t worry: if you don’t have these yet, it’s our job to line up all the evidence on your behalf.

We’ll review these documents and consult medical experts to strengthen your case. And we’ll explain your legal options, including what to expect if filing a lawsuit against the drug manufacturers.

filing an SSDI appealStep 6: Understand the Legal Process

Fortunately, you don’t have to know everything about the legal process to have an incredibly successful case. But it might ease your anxiety to know a little bit about what we do.

Our work might include filing a complaint, engaging in discovery (where we exchange evidence between the two parties), depositions, and negotiating a settlement on your behalf.

All with the goal to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Step 7: Take Care of Your Emotional and Physical Health

Dealing with gastroparesis and a resulting legal case can be very stressful. We try to make it extremely easy on you, but you should make sure to look after your emotional well-being, too.

Consider talking to a counselor or joining a support group for people with similar health issues. Keep up with your hobbies and spend time with loved ones. The better you feel throughout the process, the easier it will be for you to heal.

darrell-castleYou Have Support

Navigating the aftermath of a drug-induced health issue like gastroparesis can be challenging, but you don’t have to face it alone.

Our Memphis personal injury lawyers are accepting cases of stomach paralysis from weight loss drugs. For decades, we’ve built a reputation in Memphis as one of the most compassionate, dedicated, and responsive legal teams in the city. We fight for you every step of the way, and we communicate throughout the process so you’re never in the dark.

That’s how we’ve earned top ratings on Google and Avvo, an A+ from the Better Business Bureau, and multiple awards for client satisfaction.

If you suffered stomach paralysis from weight loss drugs, we would love to talk with you about your situation and help you get the compensation you need and deserve for your injuries. Just call us today at 901-327-2100 or fill out a form online to speak with an attorney.