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$820,000 Settlement – Stroke Resulting from Weight Loss Supplement

We have all heard the line “if it sounds too good to be true it must be.”  In this case, our client heard about weight loss supplements at a vitamin store.  She had recently given birth to a baby and was trying to lose the weight she gained during pregnancy.  She bought some of these supplements after seeing athletes on TV talk about ephedra and how they lost weight and had energy when they used it.

Our client, a young woman, took the nutritional supplement for the first time one afternoon. The next day she took a second dose and shortly thereafter suffered a stroke.  After litigation began, the manufacturer filed for bankruptcy.  The case was resolved through bankruptcy and MDL litigation. Mr. Leighton recovered $820,000 in a product liability case resulting from the use of an ephedra weight loss supplement.  Heimberger v. NVEThe supplement was since removed from store shelves.

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