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Fourteen hydroxycut products have recently been pulled from the market after the Food and Drug Administration announced that these drugs carry the risk of serious side effects including seizures, liver failure, jaundice, rhabdomyolysis, cardiovascular problems, and even death.
Hydroxycut is a line of popular supplements touted for their alleged weight loss, muscle building and energy enhancing benefits. These supplements have been used by millions of Americans. Tragically, many otherwise healthy hydroxycut users have suffered severe and even fatal injuries because of taking these enhancements.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death while using hydroxycut products, you may wish to consult with a qualified and experienced hydroxcut attorney who can evaluate your case to determine the best way to protect your legal rights and help you seek the compensation you deserve for your losses and suffering.
Please read on to learn more about the serious side effects associated with hydroxycut.
According to the FDA, Hydroxycut use poses the serious threat of seizures for otherwise healthy individuals who take this dangerous supplement.
One of the many case reports the FDA has received regarding hydroxycut seizures details the case of a 22-year-old male who suffered seizures after taking this product for only two weeks. This otherwise healthy many had no history of seizures or any other type of neurological condition prior to taking hydroxycut. In the days preceding his seizures, this patient reported feelings of fatigue, shaking hands, and headaches. His hydroxycut injuries required emergency medical attention and he was hospitalized for seizures and unresponsiveness.
What is a seizure?
A seizure is an episode marked by uncontrolled body movement with or without loss of consciousness. A seizure is caused by extreme or abnormal electrical activity in the brain.
Prior to an episode, patients often report experiencing sensory changes including loss of vision or aura and/or abnormal heart rate. Additional “warning signs” such as headache, fatigue, or weakness may also precede a seizure.
During a seizure, a person often experiences uncontrolled and involuntary body movements or functioning, loss of feeling in parts of the body, uncontrolled muscle contraction, loss of bladder or bowel control, unusual eye or eyelid movements, loss of consciousness, crying out or other audible vocal noises, convulsions, and/or foaming at the mouth.
Immediately following a seizure, a person may feel disoriented and confused and may experience a temporary loss of short-term memory.
If you or a loved one has suffered a seizure while taking Hydroxycut, you are urged contact our attorneys or fill out this form to receive a free and confidential case consultation. Our qualified attorneys determine your right to compensation for your injuries and suffering.
Hydroxycut Liver Failure
According to the FDA, Hydroxycut poses the risk of serious liver injury, including elevated liver enzymes, jaundice, and liver failure. In some cases, such liver injuries will require emergency medical care and possibly even liver transplant. At worst, these liver injuries can and have resulted in death. At least one hydroxycut user has lost his life due to liver failure.
Liver failure occurs when considerable portions of the liver become so damaged that this vital organ is no longer able to function properly. Hydroxycut can put a severe strain on the liver’s ability to destroy toxins and carry out its metabolizing and bile excreting functions.
It is important to learn about the early signs of liver failure, as early treatment may mitigate the risk of serious and life threatening complications. The early signs of liver damage associated with hydroxycut can include:
As liver failure worsens, a patient may experience the following signs and symptoms of advanced liver failure:
Hydroxycut and Jaundice
Jaundice is a serious liver-related side effect associated with hydroxycut injuries. Jaundice causes a yellowing of the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes caused by a build-up of bilirubin, a byproduct of old red blood cells. When old red blood cells build up excessively, the liver is unable to process these cells and yellow pigment builds up in the body.
While jaundice can be treated and is usually temporary, it can be a sign of more serious underlying liver injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered liver problems, including liver failure or jaundice, while taking Hydroxycut, you are wise to contact a qualified attorney who can evaluate your claim and determine your right to compensation for your injuries and suffering. Please fill out our confidential no-obligation form for a free review of your case.
Hydroxycut use has been linked to a serious muscle disorder called rhabdomyolysis. Rhabdomyolysis is a serious injury can result in complications such as kidney failure.
Rhabdomyolysis is a disease that causes muscle fibers to break down. As these fibers are destroyed, myoglobin from the muscles is released into the bloodstream. This release can damage the kidneys, which process and purify the blood.
Symptoms of rhabdomyolysis caused by hydroxycut can include:
Symptoms of kidney damage and failure, which are complications of rhabdomyolysis can include:
If your loved one has suffered rhabdomyolysis while taking Hydroxycut, it is important to contact a qualified hydroxycut attorney who can evaluate your claim and determine your right to compensation for your injuries and suffering.
Cardiovascular Disorders and Hydroxycut
The Food and Drug Administration warns that Hydroxycut can cause serious cardiovascular problems. The FDA has already received reports of hydroxycut users who have suffered serious cardiovascular injury,including heart attack and heart disease.
Symptoms of cardiovascular disorders caused by Hydroxycut may include:
If your loved one has suffered cardiovascular injury while taking Hydroxycut, you can contact our qualified attorneys who can evaluate your claim and determine your right to compensation for your injuries and suffering.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, Hydroxycut side effects can be fatal. In May 2009, the FDA reported at least one death caused by Hydroxycut. This death occurred when an otherwise healthy young male took hydroxycut for a short time before developing a fatal case of liver failure. The other possible hydroxycut side effects listed above also pose the threat of death, especially if they are not detected early.
If your loved one has suffered a fatal Hydroxycut injury, contact our qualified hydroxycut attorneys today by filling out the form on this page or contacting us by phone at (800) 400-8182. We can evaluate your claim to determine your right to compensation for your loved one’s wrongful injuries and suffering.