In 2007, a soldier in the US Army was diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis. This condition causes a breakdown in muscle tissue that sometimes negatively affects the liver and kidneys. Before his diagnosis, the soldier, Robert Tropea, started to suffer from pains in his arms and shoulders and from black urine. This prompted a hospital visit where he found out that his creatine kinase levels were 3,000 times the normal level.
After his diagnosis, Tropea was discharged from the Army because of the condition. This occurred six months ago, well before Iovate’s voluntary recall of its products. Now that his doctors know what caused the rhabdomyolysis, they are no longer in the dark on the subject. Unfortunately, Tropea may not be the only one in that situation. Unknown to many doctors, Hydroxycut could have caused hundreds of unreported problems over the years.
If you or someone you know has been injured by Hydroxycut, contact an experienced personal injury law firm.