Loncar Lyon Jenkins is now filing SlimQuick liver damage lawsuits in order to ensure victims of SlimQuick related liver damage receive due compensation
SlimQuick is an over-the-counter weight loss supplement designed for women that was launched in 2005. The SlimQuick product line includes:
|SlimQuick Fat Burner||SlimQuick Ultra Fat Burner||SlimQuick Caplets||SlimQuick Caffeine Free Caplets|
|SlimQuick Mixed Berries||SlimQuick Razor||SlimQuick Extreme||SlimQuick Extra Strength|
It is conservatively estimated that hundreds of thousands of consumers have purchased these products, spending in excess of $100 million. Consumers of these products have reported acute liver failure, non-alcoholic cirrhosis, drug induced hepatitis, and other health issues. If you or someone you know has experienced these health complications as a result of SlimQuick, you may be eligible to file a SlimQuick liver damage lawsuit. Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins immediately for a free, confidential case evaluation using the form or by calling toll free at 800.285.4878.
Two Dangerous Ingredients For Your Liver
Camellia sinensis (Green Tea Extract)
A major active ingredient of SlimQuick is Camellia sinensis, also known as green tea extract. Green tea extract in SlimQuick contains 45% of the phytochemical EGCG. EGCG has been linked to severe hepatotoxity (chemical-driven liver damage). While low doses of EGCG have been proven to contain antioxidant effects, the high doses in SlimQuick have a negative, pro-oxidant effect. This is not the first case of weight-loss supplements composed of green tea extract causing live damage. Exolise, a weight-loss supplement marketed in France and Spain, was withdrawn from the market in 2003. Acute liver failure has also been linked to two other weight-loss supplements with green tea extract, The Right Approach and Hydroxycut. Hydroxycut was recalled from the United states in 2009 after 23 reports of liver injury were reported to the FDA.
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (Uva-ursi)
A second problematic ingredient of SlimQuick is Arctostaphylos uva-ursi commonly referred to as just Uva-ursi. Uva-Ursi in SlimQuick contains Hydroquinone, another known ingredient to cause serious liver damage. It is recommended that Uva-Ursi be taken in small doses and no more than 5 days in a row, while SlimQuick hosts a 13 week program.
Symptoms of Liver Damage
- Yellowing of your skin and eyeballs (jaundice)
- Pain in your upper right abdomen.
- Abdominal swelling.
- A general sense of feeling unwell (malaise)
- Disorientation or confusion.
- Vague Abdominal Pain
- Loss of Appetite
- Unexplained Bruising
Drug Induced Hepatitis:
- Abdominal pain
- Dark urine
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- White or clay-colored stools
SlimQuick Negligence, Design Defect, and Failure to Warn
Wellnx Life Sciences either knew or should have known that SlimQuick contains ingredients that cause liver injury. They instruct users to cease consumption if the consumer experiences jaundice, dark urine, abdominal pain, or nausea (symptoms of liver damage), yet failed to warn the user of potential liver damage. This is also not the first time that Wellnx Life Sciences, manufacturer of SlimQuick, has been involved in a product liability lawsuit. In 2011 Wellnx Life Sciences agreed to settle 16 class action law suits involving false labeling and advertising. Wellnx therefore has a history of negligence when it comes to their products. If you or someone you know has experienced liver damage as a result of SlimQuick, you may be eligible to file a SlimQuick liver damage lawsuit. Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins immediately for a free, confidential case evaluation using the form on the side or by calling toll free at 800.285.4878.