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Dietary Supplements

Investigating False Advertising.

Forum Law Group has teamed with a nationally-recognized class action firm to investigate and pursue claims against manufacturers and distributors of dietary and nutritional supplements for false advertising and fraud.

In many cases, claims made by manufacturers and distributors are not supported by evidence, and mislead consumers into purchasing products that are not effective and may cause harm.

Consumers may rely on false product advertising and not seek other needed medical treatment. Sometimes consumers are misled into taking unproven pills for serious conditions such as cancer and heart disease.

Other common supplements include pills for weight loss, sexual performance, brain health, athletic performance and many other medical problems.

If you have purchased a product that was sold based on false advertising or fraud you may be able to recover your loss and help other people in an individual or class action. Please contact us at the number or email below so that we can evaluate your claim.

PRODUCTS BEING INVESTIGATED FOR FALSE ADVERTISEMENT

We are currently investigating the following supplements, but we are also happy to provide a free consultation regarding any ineffective drug or dietary supplement.

Iovate Products

Hydroxycut
Xenadrine
Bob Harper’s Smart Weight Loss


Most of Iovate’s weight loss products contain a cocktail of Frauenmantle leaf extract, Wild olive leaf extract, Cormino seed extract and Horsemint leaf extract. Iovate claims that taking a supplement containing these ingredients results in “7 times more weight loss than dieting alone.”

Iovate’s products are sold at many retail locations, including GNC, Walgreens, Walmart and Amazon.

Iovate dietary supplements have been the subject of several false advertising class actions. Some of the cases that have resulted in settlement are:

Daniel Garcia v. Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A., Inc.
In re: Hydroxycut Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation
Hesano v. Iovate Health Sciences, Inc. et al.


Other Weight Loss Products

In a June 18, 2014, senate panel hearing, Senator Claire McCaskill and others questioned Dr. Mehmet Oz over his claims that certain supplements are “miracle cures,” despite lacking scientific support. Dr. Oz and others have popularized various supplements, and have, along with the manufacturers, misled consumers into believing that the products work.

Weight loss supplements we are investigating include:

Green Coffee Extract
Raspberry Ketones
Garcinia Cambogia
CLA (Conjugated Lineloic Acid)


Sometimes, supplement manufacturers combine various questionable ingredients into fancy-sounding concoctions. Companies that have marketed pseudo-scientific cocktails include:

Labrada Nutrition
MusclePharm
Bodybuilding.com
Top Secret Nutrition
Complete Nutrition


NBTY Products

Forum Law Group is also investigating certain products manufactured by Physiologics, a subsidiary of NBTY, formerly known as Nature’s Bounty, Inc. These products include:

Neuro PS Phosphatidylserine
Ginkgo Biloba Extract
DMAE
Vinpocetine
GABA
Phosphatidyl Choline


In particular, we are investigating products that claim to improve brain and/or joint health.

San Medica SeroVital-hgh

Forum Law Group is also investigating SeroVital-hgh. San Medica claims that this supplement is an “’Anti-Aging’ Breakthrough.” Ingredients include L-Lysine HCI, L-Arginine HCI, Oxo-Proline, N-Acetyl L-Systeine, L-Glutamine and Schizonepeta powder.

San Medica’s SeroVital-hgh false advertisement claims are currently being litigated in Kwan v. SanMedica International,LLC et al.

Contact us immediately to receive a free consultation regarding your potential claim.

Please also see our page containing information about injuries caused by Dietary Supplements

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Fraud & Unlawful Trade Practices

Dietary Supplements
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Scott F. Kocher

Scott Kocher is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has extensive complex litigation and class action experience from his time at Oregon's largest law firm.

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Thomas R. Adams

Tom Adams is a graduate of New York University School of Law. He has extensive complex litigation experience from his time at one of the nation's top pharmaceutical products liability law firms.