In October 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in association with Godi International, Corp. and PRock Marketing LLC announced a nationwide recall of the Fruta Planta weight loss dietary supplement after receiving reports of serious, life-threatening cardiac complications and one death.
If you or a loved one has been injured by Fruta Planta, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Although the manufacturers of Fruta Planta marketed the dietary supplement as “100% Pure Nature”, the FDA discovered during laboratory tests that the product contained an undeclared ingredient of the controlled drug sibutramine. Sibutramine is an FDA approved drug used as an appetite suppressant for weight loss. Manufacturers of dietary supplements can not use controlled drugs in their products without prior FDA approval.
Sibutramine is considered extremely dangerous due to its inherent ability to substantially increase an individuals blood pressure/pulse. This risk is elevated in patients who already have a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmia or stroke.
Side Effects of Sibutramine
For a complete list of Sibutramine side effects, please visit Medicinenet.com. Our law firm is currently investigating the following types of adverse cardiac events related to Fruta Planta:
- Heart attack
- Congestive heart failure
- Rapid, pounding, irregular heart beat
- Other cardiac issues
Do I have a Fruta Planta Lawsuit?
The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in Fruta Planta lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.
Again, if you or a loved one has been injured by Fruta Planta, you should contact our lawyers immediately by clicking the link below or calling toll free 1-(949) 557-5800. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.