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Florida Class Action Claims Metabolife Failed to Warn Consumers and Physicians of Health Hazards

MIAMI-Three Florida women filed a statewide class action against Metabolife International, Inc., claiming that the supplement manufacturer failed to adequately warn consumers and physicians regarding the potential health hazards associated with Metabolife 356. Perez, et al., v. Metabolife International, Inc., No. 2002-20998-CA-01 (Fla. Cir. Ct., Miami-Dade Cty.).

The plaintiffs claim they suffered from irregular heartbeats, dizziness and headaches as a result of ingesting Metabolife 356. The Aug. 19 complaint seeks class certification for individuals who have suffered economic loss as well as non-economic loss as a result of Metabolife's alleged failure to warn.

The suit states that class certification is ...

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