Woman sues pill manufacturers after developing hepatitis

Everine Van Houten, a 33-year-old Hawaii resident, filed a lawsuit against USPlabs LLC and GNC Holdings Inc., alleging that she developed hepatitis after ingesting a defective dietary supplement that they manufacture.

The dietary supplement, OxyELITE Pro is marketed as an aid to weight loss and muscle enhancement. According to her lawyer, Van Houten reportedly started experiencing fatigue, nausea, and abdominal pain one month after ingesting OxyELITE Pro.

Hawaii’s Health department has ordered pharmaceutical stores to discontinue sales of OxyELITE Pro. According to GNC officials, 25 of their Hawaii stores complied with the health department’s directive. Additionally, USPLabs has issued a voluntary recall of the product.

Consumers should be able to feel confident that shelved products will not cause them harm. If you have been injured by defective products in the Dallas area, contact the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 457-1668 to learn more of your legal options.


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