Harmed from the Use of Dietary Supplements? Our Manassas Dietary Supplement Lawyers are Here to Help You Get the Right Settlement. Call Now.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration makes it its goal to monitor sports and dietary supplements upon their release and take action against any unsafe supplement product after it has reached the market. However, it is in the hands of the supplement manufacturers themselves to ensure that their product is safe before they market it.
A new study by JAMA Internal Medicine has found that dietary supplements accounted for greater than 50 percent of the FDA’s Class I drug recalls between 2004 and 2012. Class I drugs are those that contain ingredients with a reasonable probability of causing “serious adverse health consequences or death.”
These dietary supplements do not require the approval of the FDA before they can be sold on store shelves, which means that consumers who fall prey to supplement advertising may be putting themselves at risk of injury.
Parrish Law Firm, PLLC sports/dietary supplement injury lawyer works with consumers who have been injured by these supplement products, or who have been lied to with false advertising from these companies. Supplements may include:
- Sexual enhancement supplements (highest number of recalls by the FDA, making up 40 percent of all Class I recalls).
- Bodybuilding supplements (second highest number of recalls by the FDA).
- Weight loss supplements (third highest number of recalls by the FDA).
The FDA defines a dietary supplement as a product swallowed that contains a “dietary ingredient” such as vitamins, minerals, botanicals, herbs, or amino acids. We are here to fight for your rights as a consumer from these potentially harmful products.
We also work with consumers who have purchased products that are marketed with false advertising in an effort to get them fair compensation. Recently, the genetic testing company 23 and Me was hit with a $5 million lawsuit that argues the company’s genetic testing kit makes false marketing claims to consumers.
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If you feel you have been taken advantage of by false marketing, or have suffered an injury from a sports or dietary supplement, contact us today for a free case consultation with a Virginia product liability lawyer, or call us at (571) 229-1800.