Alli Liver Damage LawsuitsMarch 29, 2010
At this time our law firm is no longer accepting new cases involving this drug. This does not mean that you do not have a case; please seek a second opinion with local legal counsel to discuss your options.
In 2007, Alli was approved for OTC use for weight loss in overweight adults. Between 1999 and October 2008, 32 reports of serious liver injury, including 6 cases of liver failure, in patients using orlistat were submitted to the FDA. In August 2009, the FDA initiated a safety review of Alli side effects to determine if there is a direct relationship between reports of liver injury and diet drugs containing orlistat. The FDA issued an early communication on August 24, 2009, indicating that they were reviewing this new safety information, but no definite association between liver injury and Alli has been established. The FDA currently recommends that consumers continue using Alli as directed.
Alli Liver Damage and Liver Failure
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s reports included six cases of liver failure and 27 of the incidents resulted in hospitalization. The most commonly reported liver problems with Alli were a yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes known as jaundice, weakness and abdominal pain.
Alli Side Effects
Serious side effects from taking Alli for weight loss include:
- Brown urine
- Liver damage
- Liver failure
Speak to an Alli Lawyer
If you took Alli for weight loss and suffered serious liver damage, or liver failure, we encourage you to contact an Alli litigation attorney at our law firm immediately. An experienced product liability attorney can assist you in a legal action against the makers of Alli, GlaxoSmithKline, PLC. You are not alone. Join other Alli liver damage victims and their families in fighting for their legal rights.
Please fill out our free legal evaluation form on the far right and we will call or e-mail you back within 24 hours. Please keep in mind that certain states have a statute of limitations that limits the amount of time you have to file an Alli lawsuit or seek legal action. Contact our law firm immediately so we may explain the rights and options available to you and your family.
The FDA has received 32 reports of serious liver damage possibly connected to the use of orlistat-based drugs like Alli.© Willis Law Firm for Drug Attorneys. Replication strictly prohibited without written consent.