Diet Pills And Tort Law: What You Need To Know

Posted on: 21 November 2014


Have you suffered negative health effects as a result of taking diet pills? Have you lost a large sum of money because of medical bills and lost wages? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your situation. If the manufacturer of the diet pill is found to have acted negligently, they should be held responsible. This article will discuss the harmful effects of diet pills and what the law has to say about companies that manufacture them.

Potential Health Issues

The positive effects of diet pills are questionable at best. While there are certain supplements that are effective if used correctly, many of the weight loss supplements that are on the market have harmful health effects.

One of the main negative health effects of diet pills is that they block the absorption of essential vitamins. Taking diet pills can cause your body to excrete the vitamins instead of absorbing them. This can result in fatigue, hair loss, and many other symptoms.

Some diet pills can result in more serious side effects. These side effects can include:

  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Liver health problems
  • Respiratory problems
  • Addiction

In some cases, the side effects can result in serious illness and even death. The fact that many of these drugs are not regulated by the government makes them even more dangerous.

Types Of Product Defects

Product defects can manifest in several different ways. Each of these types of defects can cause serious injuries. If you are considering a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to know which category your situation falls under.

Improperly Marketed Products

When a product is marketed improperly, it means that the product had insufficient labeling, warning, or instruction. This means that the consumer who buys the product is not adequately informed on the proper use of the product. This could easily result in a serious illness.

Side Effects

When a pharmaceutical product has harmful side effects, it can cause several health issues. In many of these cases, the product was manufactured correctly, but it contained harmful ingredients that may not have been discovered when it was first manufactured.

In some cases, the manufacturing company may have been aware of the harmful side effects, but chose to bring it to the market anyway. In either case, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Faulty Manufacturing

When a supplement is not manufactured correctly, other health issues can arise. This can happen when there is a mistake made in the manufacturing plant, or while the product is being transported to the retailer. Basically, if there was any dangerous mistake that occurred in the process of getting the product to you, it could mean that you have a valid claim.

Many people turn to diet pills to become healthier and lose weight. If you have suffered sickness or injury as a result of a defective product, you may be entitled to compensation. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you with your case.