Diet Supplement Lawsuits
It’s human nature to judge people by appearances. Unfortunately, those living in most societies around the globe perceive thinness as being beautiful. That means for those who have trouble staying at a low weight, the temptation exists to try any new dietary supplements in the hopes of finding a “magic pill” that will solve their weight issues.
Unfortunately, many of the dietary supplements marketed to persons are actually defective in one way or another. Either they do not do what they say they will (i.e., allow you to lose weight) or, more dangerously, they alter the make-up of your body by introducing possibly fatal products into your bloodstream.
In the first case of dietary supplements that simply do not work, the harm is more financial that physical. Though you might be disappointed and disgusted that you “fell” for their manufacturers’ marketing tactics, your only real problems are that you were scammed and, perhaps, suffered some embarrassment.
In the second case of dietary supplements that are deadly or life-altering, the consequences are much worse. That’s what many dietary supplements users found out when they tried products containing ephedra, an herbal stimulant. Ephedra boosts the heart rate and blood pressure; consequently, it is touted as a way to boost metabolism. Additionally, it stimulates appetite in users. But many who have taken ephedra-containing dietary supplements have discovered that there are more unpleasant side effects, such as heart attacks, strokes, and even sudden death.
At our law firm, we are greatly disturbed by the proliferation of dietary supplements on the market that claim to be “safe” but cause embarrassment, money loss, pain, and even fatalities. We believe the manufacturers of these defective dietary supplements prey on the vulnerability of individuals trying to lose pounds and inches; consequently, we want to make the manufacturers pay for defrauding the public.
If you have suffered as a result of taking dietary supplements that either did not help you as promised OR proved to be dangerous to your health, please contact our office today. You may be surprised to learn that you are entitled to restitution from the dietary supplements’ makers.
A phone call to us is free, and you’re under no obligation to make a claim. However, it’s important that you know your rights under the law. Don’t let the peddlers of faulty dietary supplements win; make a stand and protect yourself with our team of legal experts’ help. Contact us today.
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