Hydroxycut Liver Failure Lawsuit Filed Following Recall

A Wisconsin man has filed a product liability lawsuit alleging that the recently recalled Hydroxycut dietary supplement caused him to suffer jaundice and necrosis of the liver after just over three weeks use.

The Hydroxycut lawsuit was filed on June 8 in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin by 28-year-old Marques Parke and his wife, Dawn. The complaint names both Iovate Health Sciences, the manufacturer of the supplement, and Wal-Mart, which sold the Plaintiff Hydroxycut at their Sam’s Club Stores.

Parke alleges that he suffered serious Hydroxycut liver damage side effects after normal, short-term use of the supplement, which was marketed as a weight-loss aid, fat burner and energy enhancer.

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Iovate issued a Hydroxycut recall on May 1, 2009, after the FDA identified at least 23 reports of liver damage and one death among users of the product. Although the risk of liver injury was cited as the primary reason for the recall, the FDA also indicated that Hydroxycut was linked to reports of seizures, heart problems and a rare muscle damaging condition known as rhabdomyolysis.

After taking Hydroxycut rapid release tablets between March 5, 2008 and March 29, 2008, Parke became ill and went to the emergency room, where he was diagnosed with hepatitis and jaundice. Less than two weeks later he returned to the hospital with worsening symptoms and doctors discovered he had acute hepatitis with necrosis of the liver. He was hospitalized for 11 days.

According to the Hydroxycut lawsuit complaint, a liver specialist said the plaintiff “developed hepatoxicity due to the dietary supplement Hydroxycut.”

The case joins a handful of other lawsuits over Hydroxycut filed since the recall last month. More complaints are expected over the coming months as Hydroxycut recall lawyers are investigating potential cases throughout the United States on behalf of individuals who have suffered liver damage or other injuries that may be linked to the dietary supplement.

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4 Comments

  • HeatherAugust 26, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    It started in 2008. After taking Hydroxycut for over 1 year without no knowledge it would harm my liver, i s when I started getting ill. First I felt weak like my body was closing done on me. Then I turned yellow. They couldn't find out what was wrong with me. By the exray they ask if I had taken thing, and that's when I knew it was Hydroxycut. It's been a stress time for me . I'm getting Var ice[Show More]It started in 2008. After taking Hydroxycut for over 1 year without no knowledge it would harm my liver, i s when I started getting ill. First I felt weak like my body was closing done on me. Then I turned yellow. They couldn't find out what was wrong with me. By the exray they ask if I had taken thing, and that's when I knew it was Hydroxycut. It's been a stress time for me . I'm getting Var ices .. my spleen is not working, kidneys are now being checked. My life will never be the same..

  • E. BandidoOctober 16, 2010 at 3:07 am

    my friends bro is tha 1 who died....they should pay....hey sprewer...what happend to u?

  • CHARLOTTEAugust 19, 2010 at 12:53 am

    HYDROXYCUT COMPANY NEEDS TO PAY FOR WHAT IT HAS DONE TO PEOPLE AN THEIR FAMILYS. THEY MADE ALOT OF MONEY WITHOUT ANY CONCERNS TO THE FUTURE OF THE BUYERS.

  • D. SprewerJuly 6, 2009 at 3:31 am

    I have been under a doctors care since June 2008 because of the side affects of Hydroxycut

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