What you should know about the side effects of dietary supplement drugs
Dietary Supplement Update 4/10/12: Less than a third of active soldiers discuss dietary supplement use with their doctors prior to taking them, according to a new study about drug use by military service members. Many of these individuals don’t consider the use of supplements to affect medications. However, when taken simultaneously, prescription drugs and dietary supplements can significantly increase a person’s risk of potentially life-threatening side effects. Click here to learn more.
Free Diet Drug Injury Case Evaluation: If you suffered as a result of taking dietary supplements that either did not help you as promised or proved to be dangerous to your health, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Unfortunately, many of the dietary supplements marketed to the public around the country are actually defective in one way or another. Either they do not do what they say they will (i.e., allow you to lose weight) or, more dangerously, they alter the make-up of your body by introducing possibly fatal products into your bloodstream.
A recent report from 11 poison control centers in the United States concluded that the use of dietary supplements is associated with a wide range of adverse side effects, ranging in severity from mild to life-threatening or even fatal. The report also suggested that the incidence of adverse reactions to supplements may be greater than is generally believed, because the surveillance systems that are in place to identify and record these reactions is inadequate.
In our health-conscious nation, what could be healthier than turning to so-called “natural” dietary supplements? What could be more natural than consuming herbs to boost your energy, to relax, to obtain restful sleep, to counter the effects of menopause, or to lose weight? The real question is, what could be more dangerous? As thousands of Americans have learned, many products touted as “natural” and “pure” are, in actuality, extremely toxic & trigger organ failures that require transplants, leaving families devastated by the sudden death of previously-vigorous loved ones.
Do I have a Nutrition Supplement Drug Lawsuit?
The Defective Drug & Products Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in vitamin dietary supplement injury lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.