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Have You Taken Hydroxycut to Lose Weight?

The FDA has asked people to discontinue taking Hydroxycut as part of their efforts to lose weight. Hydroxycut has been linked to possible liver damage. If you have taken Hydroxycut and have suffered liver damage call a Long Beach Hydroxycut attorney to see if you are entitled to compensation.

Hydroxycut Recall and Lawsuits

This dietary supplement marketed as helping to accelerate weight loss, was recalled, and its manufacturer was required to reformulate the product to eliminate ephedra and other ingredients that can cause harmful side effects, including: jaundice, liver damage, cardiovascular disorders, seizures, and muscle damage that can lead to kidney failure. In 2012 Iovate Health Sciences Group Inc., the manufacturer of Hydroxycut weight loss supplements, settled a class action lawsuit for $23.5 million. Lawyers continue to file lawsuits against Hydroxycut's maker as more users come forward with concerns about their health.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

What to Expect from an Initial Consultation

  • Seek to determine whether the attorney can represent you. There is no one-size-fits-all legal solution and it may turn out your needs are better served by an attorney in a different specialization.
  • It's important to find a legal ally who is both competent in the law and someone you can trust to protect your interests.
  • Discuss how the practice's billing works and discuss possible additional charges or fees that may arise during or after the resolution of your case.

An attorney consultation should provide you with enough information so that you can make an informed decision on whether to proceed with legal help.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Personal jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court's reach in personal jurisdiction.

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