Hydroxycut weight-loss products sued
From wire service reports Posted:06/18/2009 07:00:58 AM PDT
A class action lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles accuses recalled Hydroxycut weight-loss products of causing deadly liver damage and other severe complications.
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court on behalf of anyone who consumed the now-banned supplements, claims the company failed to warn users of the risks of injury.
The Hydroxycut products were recalled May 1 after being linked to dozens of cases of liver damage, jaundice, and other related injuries. In one case, a 19-year-old Hydroxycut user died in 2007 after developing liver failure, but the death was not reported to the Food and Drug Administration until last March, according to the complaint.