Have You Been Injured? We're Ready to Fight for You.

FDA Warning for Diet Pill OxyElite Pro

Published on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:31 pm in Dangerous Drugs.

The dietary supplement OxyElite Pro has been linked to cases of acute hepatitis and liver failure. In early October, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory cautioning people to stop using any supplement labeled OxyElite Pro.

The supplement, distributed by USPlabs in Texas, is a diet pill marketed to target body fat. The product is sold throughout the U.S. via Internet and retail sellers.

The problem surfaced when 29 cases of acute non-viral hepatitis were reported in Hawaii. Twenty-four of those patients had been using the OxyElite Pro product. Eleven of the patients were hospitalized, two received liver transplants, and one died. An investigation to confirm causation is underway, but the Hawaii state epidemiologist said that no other supplement or medication has been found in common among more than two of the affected patients.

Symptoms

The diet pill was sold throughout the U.S., but the known recent cases that are suspected to have a link to OxyElite Pro occurred in Hawaii. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently investigating other reports of liver damage throughout the country.

Symptoms of non-viral hepatitis are consistent with all types of hepatitis. According to the FDA MedWatch, the symptoms can include “fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, dark urine, clay or gray-colored bowel movements, joint pain, yellow eyes, and jaundice.”

The distributor, USPlabs, issued a statement claiming that it stands by its product, and that it is cooperating with the FDA’s investigation.

Free Case Evaluation

At Thomas Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys recognize that our potential clients are likely going through some of the most difficult times of their lives. We don't want you to have to worry about paying out of pocket for legal advice when you're just starting to learn your legal rights and options. That's why we provide free case evaluations. We'll offer our expert advice about your potential case and walk you through how we can help you.

Call us or fill out the form below to tell us about your potential case and a personal injury lawyer will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Meet Our Founder

Tad Thomas - Trial Lawyer

Tad Thomas

Managing Partner

Tad Thomas has dedicated his practice to representing plaintiffs in various types of civil litigation, including personal injury, business litigation, class actions, and multi-district litigation.

After graduating with his law degree in 2000 from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University, Mr. Thomas immediately opened his own private practice and began representing injury victims.

In 2011, Thomas Law Offices was established in Louisville, Kentucky. Over the past decade, Mr. Thomas has expanded his firm and now has offices in three additional locations: Cincinnati, Ohio, Columbia, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois. He is also a frequent lecturer on topics like trial skills and ethics and technology.

Legal & Firm News

Chicago Fire Dept. Paramedic Fired After Allegedly Failing To Care for Patient

An internal affairs investigation conducted by the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) determined that one of its first responders failed to assess and attend to a patient in acute respiratory distress. The investigation also alleges that the paramedic falsified reports in an attempt to cover up his failings. Although no criminal charges have been filed, the […]

Read More

What Causes Most Rear-End Accidents?

Were you recently involved in a car accident? If so, it likely involved being hit from behind. Rear-end accidents are the most common type of car crash in the United States, and the injuries and damages associated with these types of collisions tend to be severe. The car accident attorneys at Thomas Law Offices want […]

Read More

Who’s Liable in an Accident Involving a Pothole?

If you’ve ever been in a pothole accident, you may wonder who’s liable; the answer to that question may surprise you. In Illinois, the law is clear: cities and other authorized entities are responsible for maintaining and repairing the roadways. Unfortunately, liability isn’t so cut and dry. If you were injured from pothole damage here […]

Read More
Tad Thomas on The National Crime Victim Bar Association
National Civil Justice Institute - Trustee
Tad Thomas on Lawyer Minds
Tad Thomas on American Association for Justice
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Ohio Association for Justice
Kentucky Justice Association
Fellows of the Litigation Counsel of America
Martindale Hubbell Preeminent
2021 Public Justice Member
AAJ Masters of Trial Law: Champion