Weitz & Luxenberg is no longer accepting new Hydroxycut cases. The information below is for informational purposes only.
Liver Damage and Other Dangerous Side-Effects of Hydroxycut
On May 1st, 2009, the FDA released a press release with the headline: FDA Warns Consumers to Stop Using Hydroxycut Products: Dietary Supplements Linked to One Death; Pose Risk of Liver Injury. The press release entails that there have been 23 reports so far of serious injuries caused by Hydroxycut, a product used for losing weight and building muscle mass. The side-effects include:
- Liver Injury
- Cardiovascular disorders
- Kidney failure
"The FDA urges consumers to discontinue use of Hydroxycut products in order to avoid any undue risk. Adverse events are rare, but exist. Consumers should consult a physician or other health care professional if they are experiencing symptoms possibly associated with these products," says Linda Katz, M.D., the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s interim chief medical officer.
As part of weitzlux.com’s ongoing commitment to provide useful information about the dangerous of Hydroxycut, we have gathered together these current resources and statistics. Please, check back periodically for updates.
The Severity of the Side-Effects
Any one of the side-effects of Hydroxycut listed above are serious enough to result in hospitalization, forced resignation due to inability to work, massive change in life-style, and life-long medical care – all of which result in massive monetary loss or decrease in quality of life.
Iovate Drug Recalls
Iovate, the manufacturer of Hydroxycut products, recalled the following products after studies done by the FDA revealed them to cause serious injury:
- Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
- Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets
- Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Caplets
- Hydroxycut Max Liquid Caplets
- Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets
- Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets
- Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix)
- Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets
- Hydroxycut Liquid Shots
- Hydroxycut Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink)
- Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed
- Hydroxycut 24
- Hydroxycut Carb Control
- Hydroxycut Natural
So far, one death has occurred from using a Hydroxycut product. This incident involved a 19-year-old boy in the Southwest in 2007.
In 2008 alone, Iovate sold over 9 million units of Hydroxycut products. These products were sold to the general public in pharmacies, grocery stores, and health food stores.
What Can Be Done
Those suffering from severe side-effects brought on my Hydroxycut use have the right to seek compensation for their losses. The Hydroxycut recall lawyers are still reviewing new cases concerning people injured by their product. Weitz & Luxenberg has knowledge and experience in these kinds of cases, and we can assist you in your Hydroxycut lawsuit.
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