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Metabolife Side Effects Lawsuits | Side Effects: Seizures, Heart Attacks, Deaths

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Metabolife Side Effects May Result In Seizure Lawsuits

Metabolife | Lawsuits, Lawyers | Side Effects: Seizures, Heart Attacks, Deaths

Metabolife, which contains Ephedra (active ingredient: ephedrine), has been linked to serious side effects including seizures, heart attacks, and death. Metabolife is a dietary supplement used to control appetite and facilitate weight loss. Ephedra is the main ingredient in Metabolife and has been linked to serious side effects including death. Ephedra is derived from an Asiatic shrub and contains ephedrine, a stimulant that acts on the central nervous system to relax bronchial tubes.

On August 15, 2002, the Justice Department announced that it started a criminal investigation into whether Metabolife lied about the safety of the controversial dietary supplement. A few hours after news of the federal investigation on Metabolife was made public, Metabolife announced it would finally give the FDA the 13,000 complaints it received since 1997. Of those complaints, 80 of them involved deaths, seizures, heart attacks, or other serious events. The number that Metabolife provided caused even more concern than was initially thought, according to Dr. Lester Crawford of the FDA.

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Metabolife Seeks Single Big Settlement

Jan 5, 2005 | UNION-TRIBUNE
Metabolife International is seeking a national settlement with U.S. consumers who allege they were injured by the company's now-defunct ephedra diet pill.The privately held San Diego company, citing a "litigation onslaught" that threatens to financially bury it, has asked a federal judge in New York to approve the proposed multimillion-dollar class-action settlement.If the plan is approved, consumers represented in about 300 personal injury lawsuits in federal and state courts could each...

The Dark History Behind Metabolife

Oct 18, 2004 | AP
Once busted in a raid on a methamphetamine lab, Michael Ellis went legitimate by selling pills designed to boost energy and burn fat. His legal business soon made him a millionaire many times over. But his company, Metabolife International Inc., had a problem: Its customers were winding up in emergency rooms across the country. Health complaints flooded headquarters. One user’s heart rate zoomed to 300 beats a minute. Another’s pulse stopped for 16 minutes. One 25-year-old woman suffered a...

Stroke Victim Sues Herbalife

Aug 13, 2004 | Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
A former Rochester man has joined the many people across the country who are suing ephedra manufacturers for selling a product that has reportedly caused heart attack, stroke and death.Robert A. Smith said he took an Herbalife product with ephedra and then had a blood vessel burst in his brain, resulting in a stroke in May 2002, according to the complaint filed in state Supreme Court last month.The lawsuit does not say how long Smith took the product, what he was doing at the time of the...

Jury Awards $7.4 Million In Ephedra Lawsuit

Jun 24, 2004 | AP
A jury awarded $7.4 million to a woman who suffered brain damage in a stroke two years ago after taking a diet supplement that contained the now-banned herbal stimulant ephedra. The jury found Wednesday that San Diego-based marketer Metabolife International acted maliciously when it falsely told state and federal regulators that its Metabolife supplement had no adverse effects and that the company had comprehensive safety monitoring procedures.Rhea McAllister was awarded $2.4 million in actual...

Houston Woman Sues Maker Of Metabolife

Jun 15, 2004 | www.click2houston.com
A Houston woman resumed her legal battle against the makers of the weight-loss drug Metabolife Tuesday.Rhea McCallister said she was taking the supplement when she suffered a stroke. She believes the drug contributed to her ill condition. The 34-year-old woman claimed she became so sick after only a few weeks of taking the product that she couldn't stand up."I actually had to hold onto the table, and I actually had fallen a couple of times in the house," said McCallister.Metabolife contained...

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