You’ve heard it all before: “New Year, New You.” If you are one of the millions of people who resolved to lose weight in 2015, you have a number of options at your fingertips to get the job done well. In fact, one of the biggest business markets in the US is the weight loss industry. Further, diet pills are big sellers.
Now, you may be somewhat skeptical about diet pills. Are they safe? You are correct to worry. Most diet pills are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration because they are categorized as ‘nutritional supplements.” This means, unfortunately, that those pills can be manufactured anywhere and contain who knows what. There are no regulations for labeling procedures.
The most common issue that consumers have with diet pills is that they often don’t really work. When you’re expecting pounds to suddenly slough off, only to find that you’ve been swindled, it’s perfectly normal to be upset about it. In fact, many celebrities who have been known to tout diet pills’ benefits have been taken to court over making false promises – including Dr. Oz. (It should be known that Dr. Oz insists he doesn’t back any particular companies, but he does certainly showcase and applaud many so-called diet products on his show.)
Perhaps when it comes to diet pills, the bottom line is buyer beware. However, what happens when a diet pill you buy and ingest causes serious bodily harm?
The FDA, when it does test supplements, will announce recall if undisclosed ingredients are found in the items. Additionally, if made aware of a product that has been linked to serious illnesses or side effects, it will make the problem known to the public.
If you have taken a diet pill and subsequently got sick, you may have a product liability case on your hands. Contact a skilled lawyer who will help get you the compensation you may be entitled to claim for your personal injuries. Call the consumer protection lawyers at the Wilton Law Firm today for a free consultation about your case.