November 22, 2013 — Several lawsuits have been filed against USPLabs, LLC, the manufacturer of OxyElite Pro. One of the first OxyElite Pro lawsuits was filed by Kenneth Waikki, a 22 year-old man who took the supplements for one month before developing symptoms of liver damage.
Waikki said he thought it was food poisoning. Instead, symptoms worsened to include jaundice (yellowing of skin, mucous membranes, and whites of the eyes). He was diagnosed with liver failure and fell into a coma. In September, he was chosen to receive a liver transplant, which saved his life. But today, he still must take medications and limit his exercise.
USPLabs has also been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who developed acute hepatitis (sudden liver inflammation) after taking OxyElite Pro. The woman, 33 year-old Everine Van Houton from Keaau, Hawaii, filed her lawsuit on November 19.
Van Houton alleges that she took OxyElite Pro for one month before developing abdominal pain, fatigue, and nausea. She was diagnosed with acute hepatitis and connected her symptoms to OxyElite Pro after hearing public health alerts.
Lawsuits have also been filed against GNC Holdings, Inc., the stores where many people purchased OxyElite Pro. Officials from the Hawaii Department of Health ordered all 25 GNC stores to take OxyElite Pro off shelves. Every local GNC manager refused. Soon after, state officials embargoed shipments of OxyElite Pro. GNC finally agreed to take OxyElite Pro off shelves in Hawaii, but not anywhere else in the United States.
On November 10, OxyElite Pro was recalled after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) threatened USPLabs with enforcement action if they did not agree to a voluntary recall. The recall was expanded to include Raspberry Lemonade OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder on November 19.
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