OxyElite Pro, Dietary Supplement Created in USP Labs in Dallas linked to cases of Hepatitis, Liver Failure, and Death

October 10, 2013

OxyElite Pro, a popular dietary supplement manufactured at USP Labs in Dallas, TX, is currently under Federal investigation. According to the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control, the supplement has been linked so far to 29 cases of hepatitis; which have subsequently led to two liver transplants and one death of a user in Hawaii. Currently, 11 people have been hospitalized from usage of this supplement, and additional across the country are quickly surfacing and being investigated. Legal information about this investigation can be emailed here.

Unlike prescribed medication, dietary supplements do not need FDA approval before being produced and placed into the market for public consumption. USP Labs has taken precautionary measures by ceasing domestic distribution of certain types of OxyElite Pro, and Federal officials suggest that consumers stop taking it. Unfortunately, the CDC and FDA could not be reached for any updates on their investigation due to the government shutdown. Below is a video clip that further elaborates on the investigation of OxyElite Pro, courtesy of wfaa.com:

 

 

 

 

Legal Commentary

It’s very unfortunate that people who were attempting to improve their health and quality of life are now in even poorer health than before, as a result of taking this dangerous supplement. Although this supplement has compromised the health of many people – and claimed the life of one individual to date – in situations like these, there is potential to file civil suits to compensate the victims and their families for pain, suffering, and the costly medical expenses.
From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and their families when they find themselves involved in product liability cases, such as the one mentioned above. While supplements and medications often cause irreparable damage to victims, a successful product liability claim against the manufacturer will ease the financial burden of medical expenses, and provide the victims with the support they need to recover physically and emotionally as best as possible.

Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by clicking here, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

 

 

About the Author

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent product liability lawyer with a focus on representing victims and families involved in product liability claims, wrongful death lawsuits, automobile accidents, and workplace accidents throughout the country. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous product liability cases through trial and settlement that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlement rewards for his clients. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is licensed in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leader’s Forum, and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with product liability and wrongful death cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Attorney Majed Nachawati can be reached by email or by calling 1.866.705.758

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