Hydroxycut Recall Lawyers: Liver Damage and Other Side Effects
The product liability lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are reviewing potential Hydroxycut lawsuits on behalf of individuals who have suffered liver damage and other serious injuries which may have been caused by the over-the-counter weight loss products. Today the FDA issued a Hydroxycut recall and urged all consumers to stop using the products as a result of the unreasonable risk of liver damage, yet the manufacturer has been aware of the potential risk for several years.
Hydroxycut Recall Lawyers
The FDA has received reports of at least 23 serious cases of liver problems associated with Hydroxycut side effects, including elevated liver enzymes, liver damage, liver failure, liver transplant and death. Reports have also been received involving other problems, including seizures, cardiovascular disorders and rhabdomyolysis, which could lead to kidney failure.
Recent allegations suggest that the Hydroxycut problems were first report seven years ago, yet the manufacturers failed to take steps to protect the public or adequately warn of the potential risk of liver injury.
Although they marketed Hydroxycut as a safe dietary supplement that contains “natural’ ingredients, many substances that come from nature can be toxic and they failed to adequately research and test the effects of the various herbal extracts, chemicals and metals contained in Hydroxycut.
Symptoms of Hydroxycut liver damage, which could surface while the product is being used or several months after it is stopped, could include:
- Jaundice (Yellowing of the Skin or Whites of the Eyes)
- Brown Urine
- Light Colored Stools
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Excessive Fatigue or Weakness
- Stomach or Abdominal Pain
- Loss of Appetite
HYRDOXYCUT CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS
Although the manufacturer has asked consumers who have any Hydroxycut products to take them back to the place of purchase, any unused portion of the product should be preserved in a manner to ensure that it is not used until you determine whether a potential Hydroxycut lawsuit or class action claim will be pursued for:
- Liver Damage (Elevated Liver Enzymes or Jaundice)
- Liver Failure
- Liver Transplant
- Heart Problems
- Rhabdomyolysis (muscle damage that can lead to serious health problems like kidney failure)