Last fall, we wrote a blog about dietary supplement safety concerns. Sadly, at the time, CBS News reported that there were many supplements in the marketplace for sale even though they were recalled in the past.
These products included items like pills and powders. During that period, officials with Cambridge Health Alliance, a Boston-area health care system, reportedly tested 27 recalled products purchased for weight loss, sexual performance and muscle building, discovering that 17 still had the same issues that prompted recalls.
We bring this issue up again because recently there was a major recall involving a nutritional company selling protein powders. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aloha Premium Protein powders, sold by Project Healthy Living Inc. of New York, were recalled after 17 people fell ill while taking them.
The powders were sold nationwide between November of 2014 through January of 2015. To view a list of the recalled products, you can click here. People who became sick reportedly suffered from “transient gastrointestinal symptoms consistent with staphylococcal food poisoning.”
Filing a Defective Product Lawsuit
Remember, if you are ever injured by a defective product, like a recalled dietary supplement, it may be in your best interest to speak to an attorney.
As this story shows, many potentially hazardous supplements are available for sale. By speaking to an attorney, you may be able to hold the manufacturer liable for your injuries, sending it a message that it needs to produce safe products. Not only could you potentially seek damages, you could help keep other consumers safe.
Remember, claims involving defective products can be incredibly complex, so seeking counsel may prove to be a good option. Keep in mind, several parties could potentially be at fault in your case for allowing a defective product to appear on store shelves.
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.” – James 4:10
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