Esmeralda Lawsuits may be an option for individuals who have been injured after taking this weight loss pill. Esmeralda has recently been found to contain sibutramine and/or phenolphthalein, making the product illegal to sell as a dietary supplement. Side effects of Esmeralda may include seizure, heart attack, arrhythmia, stroke, and sudden death.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Esmeralda, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Esmeralda and we can help.
Esmeralda Weight Loss Pill Recalled by FDA
On March 25, 2014, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a nationwide recall for all lots of Esmeralda softgels to the user level after the product was found to contain the undeclared active ingredients sibutramine and/or phenolphthalein. Sibutramine is an appetite suppressant that was banned from the U.S. in 2010 after it was found to increase the risk of seizures, heart attacks, arrhythmia and strokes. Phenolphthalein is a substance that was previously used in over-the-counter (OTC) laxatives, but because of concerns of carcinogenicity, it is no longer approved for marketing in the U.S.
According to the FDA:
“These undeclared ingredients make these products unapproved new drugs for which safety and efficacy have not been established. At this time no illnesses or injuries have been reported to New Life Nutritional Center in connection with these products.”
What is Esmeralda?
Esmeralda is used as a weight loss pill, and is packaged in 30 capsule bottles. All lots of this supplement are affected by the recall. New Life Nutritional Center, the company that makes Esmeralda, distributed the product through retail sales and over the Internet to customers in New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia and Massachusetts.
Side Effects of Esmeralda
Serious side effects of Esmeralda may include:
- heart attack
- sudden death
According to the FDA, New Life Nutritional Center is notifying its customers of the Esmeralda recall via letter. If you have purchased Esmeralda weight loss pills, you should discontinue use immediately and return any remaining supplies to the manufacturer immediately. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of Esmeralda may be reported directly to the FDA.
Do I have an Esmeralda Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Esmeralda Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Esmeralda injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Esmeralda Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Esmeralda, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an Esmeralda Suit and we can help.