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Herbalife Sued for Negligence and Fraud by Victim
Date:6/10/2008

OAKLAND, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Law Offices of Christopher Grell have filed a lawsuit against Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) in the Superior Court of the State of California (case BC392373, dept. 48) today on behalf of a 29-year-old woman who acquired acute liver problems after taking Herbalife products.

The lawsuit, which also names several companies that manufacture Herbalife products and ingredients, alleges that Phillis Chen, a resident of the State of California, suffered acute liver problems that required hospitalization as a result of using a combination of Herbalife products. Ms. Chen is suing Herbalife for Breach of Express Warranty, Breach of Implied Warranty, Strict Liability, Negligence and Fraud.

"Ms. Chen began taking Herbalife products in October 2007, and within a few months her health had deteriorated significantly," said Ms. Chen's attorney, Christopher Grell. "She could not hold food down, was nauseous and constantly fatigued. She stopped taking the products and those problems went away, but when she started again the problems returned worse. She had to go to the emergency room after she noticed blood in her urine, and her doctors opined that the most likely cause of her liver problems were the Herbalife products and instructed her to stop taking them immediately."

Herbalife products have been called into question recently by studies appearing in The Journal of Hepatology, including "Herbal Does Not Mean Innocuous: 10 cases of Severe Hepatoxicity from Dietary Supplements from Herbalife" Journal of Hepatology 47 (2007 521-526) and "Association Between Consumption of Herbalife Nutritional Supplements and Acute Hepatotocity" Journal of Hepatology 2007 Oct 47(4) 514-520). These studies implicate Herbalife for causing potential "severe" liver toxicity in over a dozen people in the study and present a call to action to evaluate "Herbalife products for possible hepatoxicity."

Some of the products consumed by Ms. Chen were recently found to contain high levels of lead, in independent testing commissioned by the Fraud Discovery Institute (FDI), who are investigating Herbalife for possible fraud. The tests, conducted by an internationally accredited lab operating in 30 countries, showed that at least two of the Herbalife products that Ms. Chen consumed -- Shape Works Cell Activator and Tang Kuei Plus -- resulted in a combined daily lead intake of 5.837mcg per day, more than ten times the maximum daily exposure to lead (0.5 micrograms per day) under California's Safe Drinking and Toxic Environment Act of 1994, also known as Proposition 65. FDI findings have already led to the resignation of Herbalife President, Gregory Probert for lying on his resume about a nonexistent MBA degree.


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