Our lawyers are now accepting potential lawsuits on behalf of women who were injured by Slimquick, a weight loss pill that has been linked to hepatitis, liver failure and other serious side effects. The problem with Slimquick is that it contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a liver toxic flavonoid in green tea. EGCG is contained in Hydroxycut, a dietary supplement that was recalled in 2009 after it was linked to multiple cases of liver failure.
Free Slimquick Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Slimquick, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Slimquick and we can help.
What is Slimquick?
Slimquick is marketed as “the world’s first and most advanced fat burner for women.” The product claims to contain 6 weight-loss complexes that help reduce fat, speed up metabolism and energy levels, reduce toxins in the body, and assist with the digestive process. SlimQuick is available in pill and powder formulations, and is sold as “SlimQuick Fat Burner”, “SlimQuick Caffeine Free” and “SlimQuick Razor.”
Slimquick Side Effects
The manufacturers of Slimquick, NxCare and Wellnx Life Sciences, claim that the product provides hormonal balance support and alleviates the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). However, no human trials have been conducted to support these claims, and there is no other supporting evidence. It contains a significant amount of caffeine, uva ursi, which is toxic in large does and EGCG, a substance that has been linked to the following serious side effects:
- Kidney damage
- Liver damage
- Liver failure requiring the need for liver transplant
Weight Loss Pills Not Subject to FDA Approval
Like all dietary supplements, Slimquick does not require approval from the FDA to be sold on the U.S. market. As such, some of the ingredients contained in Slimquick are not approved for human consumption, nor have they been properly tested for safety. NxCare and Wellnx determined that EGCG led to a reduction in appetite and weight when tested on laboratory animals, so they decided to include it as an ingredient in Slimquick. Unfortunately, it has recently been found that not only does EGCG not always work in humans, but it has also been linked to numerous cases of kidney and liver damage.
Slim Quick Case Study
In April 2012, a case study published in the World Journal of Hepatology linked green tea extract, an ingredient contained in SlimQuick, to a case of liver injury sustained by a 24-year-old woman. According to the report, a component of green tree extract is EGCG, a substance that has been linked to liver toxicity. The patient presented to her doctor with symptoms including dark urine, acholic stools, right upper body pain and fatigue. She reported ingesting 2 SlimQuick tablets orally on an empty stomach twice daily for 3 months to train for a marathon. The researchers concluded that the patient’s use of SlimQuick was the likely cause of her liver damage.
In addition to EGCG, Slimquick contains uva ursi (Arctostaphylos uva ursi, also known as Bearberry). One of the substances contained in uva ursi, hydroquinone, has been linked to liver damage, and should only be used for short periods – no longer than 5 days at a time. However, SlimQuick labels claim that the supplement can be used for up to 16 weeks.
Do I Have a Slimquick 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 Slimquick lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Slimquick injury and death cases in all 50 states.
Free Slimquick Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by Slimquick, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a Slimquick Suit and we can help.