October 14, 2013 – Lance Taniguchi is the latest Hawaiian to be diagnosed with liver failure after taking the controversial pre-workout dietary supplement OxyElite Pro. Tests have indicated that the 24-year-old has 40 to 50% liver failure, and could require a liver transplant if it doesn’t heal itself soon. Nearly 30 cases of liver failure and acute hepatitis have been linked to OxyElite Pro in Hawaii this month, prompting a nationwide recall and federal health investigation.
OxyElite Pro Lawsuit Update 4/16/14: Earlier this month, a panel of federal judges denied a motion by the makers of OxyElite Pro and Jack3d to transfer and consolidate a number of products liability lawsuits to federal court in Philadelphia. The litigation contends that the supplements contained altered ingredients that were unsafe and unapproved by the FDA, leading to a nationwide hepatitis outbreak. Click here to learn more.
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What’s the Problem?
Lance Taniguchi had been an OxyElite Pro user for 2 years, but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that he noticed any negative side effects. He started vomiting, and thought it was a case of food poisoning. When his skin turned yellow he realized it was something far more serious, and went to an emergency room.
“I’m really scared and disappointed,” said Taniguchi in an exclusive interview with Hawaii News Now. “I’d rather have a few extra pounds than be six feet under.”
Taniguchi, who says he only took one OxyElite Pro pill a day, had no pre-existing medical conditions or allergies. He works as an electronic engineer for the Navy, and was sent to Virginia when got sick. He’s now worried about his health and future career with the Navy.
“My lab signs are not showing progression and recovery and regeneration of my liver right now,” Taniguchi said. “If it doesn’t show signs of recovery I could be do for a major operation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already met with Taniguchi, and the Hawaii Department of Health is currently in the process of reviewing his case. This month alone, OxyElite Pro has been linked to dozens of hospitalizations in Hawaii, most for liver damage and acute hepatitis. One woman, a 48-year-old mother of seven, died of liver failure. OxyElite Pro is now banned throughout the state of Hawaii.
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Free OxyElite Pro Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has developed liver damage, liver failure, or hepatitis after taking OxyElite Pro, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an OxyElite Pro suit and we can help.