What is Hydroxycut?
Hydroxycut is a line of dietary supplements marketed by Iovate Health Sciences USA, Inc., as a weight-loss aid.
Why was Hydroxycut recalled?
Iovate recalled Hydroxycut in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after that agency received reports suggesting that the products may have caused liver damage, including jaundice, damage requiring liver transplants, and one death due to liver failure. Other health problems of concern to consumers include kidney failure, cardiovascular symptoms, elevated heart rate and blood pressure, nausea and vomiting, and acne outbreaks.
Haven't I seen ads for Hydroxycut since the recall?
You may have seen ads for the reformulated versions of the Hydroxycut product line.
Didn't Hydroxycut have previous trouble with the FDA?
The Hydroxycut brand was previously owned by Muscletech Research and Development, which was forced to end production when the FDA banned the stimulant ephedra, then one of its principal ingredients.
Is legal action being pursued by those who feel they have been affected?
Defective product liability lawsuits have been filed in several states, including both class action and individual suits. Pretrial proceedings in 16 cases have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
What should I do if I used Hydroxycut and have experienced related medical problems?
You should contact an experienced defective products liability attorney. The fight to recover damages for affected Hydroxycut users promises to be long and complicated. The right attorney will keep you up to date on the latest developments, with information that may not be readily available to you. Those who produced and distributed the recalled products will have the best attorneys they can afford fighting for them. You need to have the same kind of talent on your side if you want to receive financial compensation to pay for medical bills, loss of income, and other expenses.