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 Bluefield Hydroxycut attorney to see if you are entitled to compensation.
Hydroxycut, a 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.
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