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As a busy North Carolina personal injury firm, we try hard to keep informed of the news surrounding consumer products. The FDA recently recalled the well known weight loss drug, Hydroxycut. The ads for this product were everywhere. They flash pictures of beautiful men and women and their amazing before and after transformations. Many people gave the product a shot for a few weeks but more people have used this product for extended periods of time and many have lost significant weight as a result. The question is what has it cost those people? According to FDA reports, it might have cost them a healthy liver.

Today, I met with a young military man who became sick from Hydroxycut. I was shocked at the yellowing of his eyes and skin. He had been taking Hydroxycut for two months when he began to experience every one of the symptoms that are listed on the FDA recall of Hydroxycut. Hydroxycut has been shown to cause severe liver damage as well as other serious health problems including death. Many of the injured people will inevitably be young with families to support for many more years.

If you or someone you know has been taking Hydroxycut and is experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, please call my office to schedule a free consultation.

Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), near the Northeast North Carolina (NC) border, practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. The firm’s website is:, the firm edits the injury law blogs Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, as well as the Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.

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