Hydroxycut lawyers at the Johnson Law Firm have opened a Hydroxycut Injury Claims department to assist people who have Hydroxycut liver injuries and other serious injuries. Hydroxycut lawyers are available to provide a free consultation about Hydroxycut lawsuits for people who have been injured by the product.
Hydroxycut injuries have prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to warn consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products. They may be associated with a number of serious liver injuries. The manufacturer has initiated a Hydroxycut recall of the products from the market due to its link to serious liver injuries.
According to the FDA, over 20 reports have been made to FDA of Hydroxycut related injuries such as 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 to the FDA. Other health problems reported include seizures; cardiovascular disorders; and rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage that can lead to other serious health problems such as kidney failure.
Hydroxycut liver damage was reported by patients at the doses of Hydroxycut recommended on the bottle. Symptoms of liver injury include jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) and brown urine. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, light-colored stools, excessive fatigue, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, itching, and loss of appetite.
"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," said Linda Katz, M.D., interim chief medical officer of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Hydroxycut products are dietary supplements that are marketed for weight-loss, as fat burners, as energy-enhancers, as low carb diet aids, and for water loss under the Iovate and MuscleTech brand names.
The list of products being recalled currently includes: 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.
"We are investigating claims from across the United States by people who have suffered liver injuries after taking Hydroxycut. We are proud to represent these clients in lawsuits against the manufacturer of Hydroxycut. We intend to seek every measure of damages allowed by law for our clients in these Hydroxycut cases and we will hold this manufacturer accountable."