June 23, 2014 — Several women who filed lawsuits after they were injured by dangerous weight-loss supplements have been interviewed by Self.
OxyElite Pro Heart Attack Lawsuit
OxyElite Pro is a supplement that was pulled off the market in 2012 because it contained dimethylamylamine (DMAA), an illegal stimulant drug that was linked to heart problems. It was re-formulated in 2013 with aegeline and other ingredients that were linked to dozens of cases of liver damage, including one death.
One of the victims of OxyElite Pro, Karina Lujan, says she suffered a heart attack after taking OxyElite Pro with DMAA:
“One day after a dose, Lujan says she was walking up a flight of stairs when she suddenly felt out of breath. She started sweating and felt tremendous pain and pressure in her upper body, and her arm went numb. It turned out she was having a heart attack.”
Lujan, a 37 year-old mother with four children, filed her lawsuit against the manufacturer, USPlabs. She says she must take blood-thinning drugs and other medicines to control her heart rhythm. She has lost 10-20% of her heart function and cannot go to the gym.
SlimQuick Liver Damage Lawsuit
SlimQuick is a weight-loss supplement that claims to be “all-natural.” Unfortunately, it contains high levels of green tea extract, an ingredient that has been linked to liver damage.
One victim, Karen Jacobs-Poles, says she developed liver damage after taking SlimQuick. She says she started feeling tired and a coworker noticed that her eyes were turning yellow — a classic symptom of jaundice. When she visited a doctor, she was diagnosed with acute hepatitis (liver inflammation).
It took nearly a year before her liver enzyme levels returned to normal, and another year before her energy levels returned. She filed her lawsuit against Platinum US Distribution, but the company says SlimQuick is manufactured by a third party.
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