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Green Tea Fat Burner Lawsuit

Green Tea Fat Burner Lawsuit

The weight-loss supplement Green Tea Fat Burner contains 400-mg of green tea extract with 50% EGCG. In high doses, this ingredient has been associated with life-threatening liver problems, including hepatitis (liver inflammation) and even death.

What You Can Do & How a Green Tea Fat Burner Lawsuit Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently investigating Green Tea Fat Burner induced injury cases in all 50 states. We would like to speak with anyone who took this supplement and had liver damage.

You can contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dietary Supplement Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

$2.65 Million Settlement in Green Tea Fat Burner Lawsuit

Irwin Naturals, Inc., the manufacturer of Green Tea Fat Burner and several other weight-loss supplements, agreed to pay a $2.65 million settlement in February 2011.

The settlement resolved a lawsuit accusing the company of violating Proposition 65, a California law requiring warning labels on products containing over 1-microgram of lead. Laboratory tests showed that Green Tea Fat Burner contained 14-times the legal limit.

The lawsuit accused Irwin Naturals of:

“…engaging in false and misleading advertising of certain dietary supplement products in violation of Proposition 65, which requires a warning label on products that expose the consumer to over half a microgram of lead per day.”

After the settlement, Irwin Naturals agreed to reformulate their product. They are also required to place warning labels about lead levels when marketing products in California.

Green Tea Fat Burner and Liver Damage

Green Tea Fat Burner is marketed as a weight-loss supplement that contains extract of the green tea plant, a substance known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). The label indicates that Green Tea Fat Burner contains 400-mg of green tea extract (50% EGCG).

Green tea has been consumed for centuries in Asia for its health benefits. While it is true that normal doses of green tea have antioxidant effects, numerous studies have linked high doses of green tea extract with pro-oxidant effects and liver damage.

In 2009, a study linked EGCG supplements with 34 cases of hepatitis (liver inflammation), including one death. Another study described a case of severe liver damage in a woman who took SlimQuick, a weight-loss supplement containing 135-mg of EGCG.

Symptoms of Liver Damage

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes)
  • Brown urine
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Light-colored stools
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Stomach or abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite

Do I have a Green Tea Fat Burner Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently investigating Green Tea Fat Burner induced injury cases in all 50 states. We would like to speak with anyone who took this supplement and had liver damage. You can contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Dietary Supplement Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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