The manufacturers of Hydroxycut have recently agreed to pay $14 million to settle class action lawsuits that were filed after this popular weight-loss pill was recalled in 2009.
What You Can Do & How a Hydroxycut Lawsuit Can Help
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hydroxycut induced injury cases in all 50 states.
If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with liver damage, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
Hydroxycut Class Action Lawsuits
Hydroxycut has been recalled and re-formulated a number of times. Millions of people used Hydroxycut when it contained ephedra, a stimulant that was banned due to cardiovascular concerns.
A few years after Hydroxycut was re-formulated, it was recalled because 23 people developed liver injuries, including one person who died of liver failure.
Two class actions were filed in federal court in Massachusetts and Alabama in 2009. The lawsuits accused the manufacturers of Hydroxycut of violating state laws against false advertising by marketing Hydroxycut as safe.
In 2010, more than 40 lawsuits were centralized in a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in California. In 2012, Iovate Health Sciences offered a $25.3 million settlement. In 2014, the class action settled for $14 million.
What’s the problem?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm, but our attorneys are not filing a Hydroxycut class action. MuscleTech, Iovate, and several retailers have already been hit with several class actions, but these involve allegations of false advertising — not severe injuries.
Our attorneys focus on filing individual lawsuits on behalf of people who were injured. If you took Hydroxycut SX-7 and had any of the following liver injuries, contact us immediately:
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
- Elevated liver enzymes
- Liver damage
- Hepatic encephalopathy
- Cirrhosis (scarring)
- Liver failure
- Liver transplant
About Class Actions
Class actions involving defective supplements are often filed by one person on behalf of everyone who took that supplement. Plaintiffs often seek a refund for products that were advertisements with false or misleading statements. If compensation is awarded, everyone who purchased the supplement is eligible for a cash payment.
Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Hydroxycut Class Action
Liver damage is an extremely serious, life-threatening disease that can destroy a person’s health and livelihood. For victims of Hydroxycut, a class action may not be the best way to seek compensation. Our attorneys file individual lawsuits so we can focus on maximizing the financial recovery for each of our clients.
If you decide to file a lawsuit, we may be able to help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, decreased quality of life, disability, and more. We typically work on contingency-fee, which means you pay nothing up-front and we don’t get paid unless you win.
Do I have a Hydroxycut Lawsuit?
The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Hydroxycut induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know was diagnosed with liver damage, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Defective Drug Litigation Group or call us toll-free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.
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