On May 1, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of all Hydroxycut weight-loss products, manufactured and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences, Inc., after receiving 23 reports linking Hydroxycut to serious side effects.  Such side effects include liver damage and other related injuries, including one death due to liver failure.  The Hydroxycut lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are currently investigating Hydroxycut liver damage and other potentially serious and life-threatening Hydroxycut side effects.

Our Hydroxycut lawyers believe that Hydroxycut products may present dangerous side effects, including jaundice, elevated liver enzymes, liver damage, seizures, cardiovascular disorders, rhabdomyolysis (a type of muscle damage that can lead to other serious health problems such as kidney failure), and in extreme cases, death.  Accordingly, our Hydroxycut lawyers seek to hold the makers of Hydoxycut products accountable for selling unreasonably dangerous products without adequate warnings of the risk of severe liver damage and other side effects to consumers.

Use of Hydroxycut

Hydroxycut products are dietary supplements that are marketed as

weight-loss and muscle-building aids under the Iovate and MuscleTech brand names.  The list of products recalled by Iovate currently includes:

  • Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Max Liquid Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix)
  • Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Liquid Shots
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink)
  • Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed
  • Hydroxycut 24
  • Hydroxycut Carb Control
  • Hydroxycut Natural

If you have used any of these products and are experiencing any of the Hydroxycut side effects, please contact our Hydroxycut lawyers.

Hydroxycut Lawsuits

Recently, two class action lawsuits have been filed against Iovate, seeking damages for negligence and failure to warn about possible deadly liver damage and other severe injuries stemming from Hydroxycut use.  Additionally, a number of lawsuits against the manufacturers have been settled in the past.  About nine million units of Hydroxycut products were sold in 2008 and, therefore, there may exist many unreported Hydroxycut-related injuries, including cases of serious liver damage. Some symptoms of liver damage include jaundice, brown urine, nausea, vomiting, light-colored stools, excessive fatigue, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, itching, and loss of appetite.

Contact a Hydroxycut Lawyer

Depending on your circumstances, our Hydroxycut lawyers may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your Hydroxycut related injuries.  If you or a loved one used Hydroxycut products and suffers from symptoms of liver damage or other serious side effects, contact one of our Hydroxycut lawyers to address your legal questions and concerns as well as your legal rights and options in pursuing a Hydroxycut lawsuit.  State laws limit the time within which Hydroxycut lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf, so if you believe you may be suffering from a Hydroxycut related injury, please contact us immediately for a free Hydroxycut lawsuit consultation with one of our experienced Hydroxycut lawyers.

Published November 17, 2011 by