Reports of Serious Illnesses & Death Lead to Hydroxycut Recall
Hydroxycut Lawsuit Update 12/10/12: Last month, Iovate Health Sciences settled a deceptive practices class action lawsuit filed over its controversial dietary supplement Hydroxycut for $23.5 million. The settlement DOES NOT include plaintiffs who are seeking compensation because of injury or death. Click here to learn more.
Free Hydroxycut Side Effects Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has experienced any serious side effects after taking Hydroxycut, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What is Hydroxycut?
Hydroxycut is a product made by MuscleTech, a well-known supplement manufacturer. It is a “thermogenic” compound, meaning that it helps you to burn off more fat by raising your metabolism. It contains both natural and laboratory-made ingredients, including well-known fat burning substances – some of which are used in many others thermogenic supplements.
Before the Hydroxycut recall, it was considered one of the most effective weight loss product lines in America. Manufacturers such as Iovate have developed diet pills and other weight loss supplements such as Hydroxycut in response to America’s desire to be thin. However, American consumers, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), should be aware of the potential health risks and side effects associated with such diet pills.
Hydroxycut Side Effects Recall
The more frequently-reported Hydroxycut Side Effects include: blurred vision, nose bleeds, restlessness and hyperactivity, increased heart rate, increased/decreased blood pressure, dizziness, light-headedness, headaches. There are even some reports of vaginal yeast infections, body rashes, and acne outbreaks.
On May 1, 2009 Iovate Health Sciences USA, Inc. of Blasdell, New York and Ontario, Canada announced that it was voluntarily recalling Hydroxycut branded products sold in the United States. Iovate initiated a voluntary recall when it became aware that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s assessment of 23 reports about consumers having experienced liver-related problems, as well as other adverse events. The FDA has received over 23 reports of serious health problems ranging from jaundice and elevated liver enzymes, an indicator of potential liver injury, to liver damage requiring liver transplant. One death due to liver failure has been reported.
Do I have a Hydroxycut Side Effects 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 Hydroxycut side effects lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.