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Defective Food & Lifestyle Supplement Illness Claims

Food and lifestyle supplements, while intended to help you improve your health, can occasionally contain ingredients that can cause you harm. In these circumstances, you may be able to make a claim against those responsible.

Our lawyers can help you claim compensation if you've experienced illness or injury due to defective food and lifestyle supplements. Our solicitors are currently helping clients with claims relating to dietary supplements and borderline medicines such as:

  • Velocity fat burning tablets
  • 2-4 Dinitrophenol
  • Tri-Methyl Xtreme

If you or a loved one have experienced problems caused by a food or lifestyle supplement, get in touch with us today. Our expert team can provide help and advice, as well as help you to access any rehabilitation services you may need.

When a food or lifestyle supplement is defective, it can cause serious problems. These types of supplements have been known to be associated with problems such as kidney damage, heart attacks, strokes, infertility, liver damage and jaundice.

If you've experienced problems of this kind, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online for a free consultation on your case. There’s no obligation to continue with us after this consultation, and we’re happy to simply offer advice. However, if you decide to make a claim with us, you’ll benefit from the help of a legal team with a strong record of success in securing compensation in these types of cases.

Most of the claims we handle are on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that there's nothing for you to pay upfront, and that you won’t have to pay any legal fees if your claim isn’t successful*.

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Defective Food & Lifestyle Supplement Illness Claims - More Information
    • What's The Claims Process?
    • To make a compensation claim for an injury or illness caused by a defective product, the first thing you need to do is get in touch with us for a free consultation. We'll discuss what's happened to you, advise you on whether or not we think you can claim, and work out whether you could benefit from a No Win No Fee* arrangement.

      If you do decide to make a claim with us, we'll usually follow the same three stages:

      1. Investigation. We'll begin by determining the extent of your injury or illness, and any losses that you may experience as a result. This may involve an examination carried out by a medical expert
      2. Compensation. We'll work out how much compensation you should get based on the severity of your injuries, your pain and suffering, any medical expenses you've had, and your ability to get back to work. We'll put this amount to your opponent, and they can either accept or contest your claim.
      3. Conclusion. If your opponent accepts liability, you'll be awarded compensation. If not, court proceedings will begin.

        Starting proceedings doesn't mean that your claim will definitely go to trial. Instead, it means that the court will put a timetable in place and manage your claim towards trial. There is still the possibility for your opponent to settle.

        If you do have to go to court, we'll be there to support you every step of the way. If we agreed to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you are unsuccessful.

      If you have any questions about the claims process, please contact us today on 0800 056 4110 for your free initial consultation.

    • Can I Make A No Win No Fee* Claim?
    • Many of our cases are funded with a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that there’s no financial risk* to you when making a compensation claim.

      At the start of your case, we'll discuss funding options with you, advising you which we think is most suitable. If you have legal expenses insurance (LEI) or are covered by a trade union policy, these may be best for you. Legal expenses insurance is included in many household or car insurance policies, so it’s always worth checking whether you’re already covered.

      If we think you're best supported by a No Win No Fee* agreement, we'll explain the process clearly. You'll only have to pay anything if your claim is successful – your opponent will pay most of our fees, with the remaining costs coming out of your compensation settlement.

      Please visit our No Win No Fee page for more information on how it works.

    • How Long Do I Have To Make A Claim?
    • You generally have to make a compensation claim for personal injury within three years of the date of the injury or illness. There are exceptions to this including for children and individuals who are unable to make their own legal decisions.

      Defective product claims must also be brought within 10 years of the date the product went into circulation. This 10 year time limit cannot be extended.

      Time limits are judged strictly on a case-by-case basis by the courts, so it's best to get in touch with us for some advice. Call today on 0800 056 4110 for a free consultation on your case, and we'll be happy to help.

    • How Much Can I Claim?
    • How much compensation you receive for an injury caused by a defective product will depend on various factors related to your injury, its circumstances, and the support and rehabilitation you need.

      The amount of compensation you could claim will depend on many factors, including:

      • Current and future loss of earnings from being unable to return to work
      • Medical and travel expenses you've had to pay
      • Your care and support needs – both now and in the future
      • Whether you need modifications to your home
      • Whether you need mobility aids or specialist equipment
      • Your pain and suffering, and the nature of any ongoing problems you have

      For more information, call us on 0800 056 4110 and we'll be happy to discuss your options in a free initial consultation.

Manufacturers have a duty to their customers to ensure the products they release to the market are fit for purpose and safe for their intended use."

Tim Annett, Partner
Defective Products

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Manufacturer Responsible For?

It's the manufacturer's responsibility to make sure the products they sell are safe for consumers. Therefore any product that falls below a reasonably expected standard of safety can be considered defective.

As well as the manufacturer, the seller of the product is also responsible for ensuring the products they sell are fit for purpose. Lastly, under the Consumer Credit Act 2006, if the products were bought on a credit card, the card provider may be liable along with the seller. This might occur in the circumstance of a breach of contract in the supply of consumer products.

If you're unsure whether or not you're eligible to make a claim, get in touch with us today. Call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online for a free consultation on your case.

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Who Do You Claim From?

Depending on the circumstances of your claim, it might be possible to claim against either the seller of the defective product, the manufacturer, or potentially the credit card provider if you purchased the products on a credit card.

If you're unsure about the claims process, or whether or not you should make a claim, our team of solicitors can provide you with helpful advice. Get in touch with us online, or call today on 0800 056 4110 for a free consultation on your case, and we'll be happy to help.

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Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

We have over 30 years of experience in tackling a wide range of complex product liability claims. Our experienced team knows how to deal with your claim and how important it is to keep you informed about the state of your claim every step of the way.

We have offices throughout the UK, making our team of solicitors accessible wherever you are. Our expert staff are available every step of the way to ensure our clients get the support they need, whether that's through help and advice or medical treatment and rehabilitation services.

If you have any questions, would like help and advice or have experienced an issue surrounding defective food and lifestyle supplements, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online for a free consultation on your case.

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Injuries and illness can have a lasting effect on your life. We're proud to have won Post Magazine’s Rehabilitation Award for Claimant Solicitors on seven occasions, recognising our commitment to getting our clients the care and support they need to get their lives back on track.

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