On May one, 2009, there had been a recall of fourteen Hydroxycut diet-aid products stemming from a number of reports that folks using the products were developing significant liver issues and other health issues. Less than 7 days later, on May four, the first Hydroxycut class action suit was filed against the company that manufactures the products, Iovate Medical Sciences. The suit alleges company laxity in informing the public about potential dangers of the products. Naturally, it’s too shortly to grasp the suit is going to turn out, but if the company had information which it did not reveal to buyers, it should definitely be held accountable.
A class action court action is filed by a group of folks, all of whom have similar claims against a certain company. Filing a class action is just as effective, and far less dear, than filing an individual suit. As a rule, filing a class action court action will not cost anything unless there’s a settlement. At that point, the lawyer who handled the suit will take his fees from the compensation that was given and then distribute the leftover funds to the accusers in the case. Since this is the case, you’ll be able to file a Hydroxycut class action suit without paying a penny out of your own pocket, which is an example of the explanations that class action suits became so popular.
The initial class action suit against Iovate was filed in Canada where the company is found and represents all Canadian voters who sustained health issues due to Hydroxycut products. The FDA recall happened in the U. S. where 23 cases of liver disorders and other health issues had been reported. Health Canada did not receive any reports of liver damage due to the diet products, but they did receive 17 reports concerning folks who sustained respiration, neurological, cardio, and gut problems as a result of Canadians using the products.
The Hydroxycut class action suit alleges the company sold the products without correctly informing the general public of the health risks that they could exposing patrons to. The complaint states the company failed to publish the information on the product labels stating that users could run the chance of liver and kidney damage as well as gut, cardio, respiratory, and neurological issues. The suit goes on to allege that this was a blatant omission on the part of the company which deliberately misled buyers concerning the security of the products.
The general damages sought in this Hydroxycut class action lawsuit include $20 million for the class, surrender of all monies obtained by selling the products to class members, and other punishing damages and other costs. It is expected that similar suits will be filed in the United States in behalf of the numerous individuals who sustained similar health issues due to the diet-aid products.
If you, or someone you know, have developed health issues following the use of Hydroxycut products, you need to seek illustration so you can become part of one of these Hydroxycut class action legal actions in order to get the restitution you deserve.