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Company could face product liability claims after recalls

More and more people here in Ohio and elsewhere are trying to live healthier lives. As part of that quest, they may attempt to lose weight, which may involve making sure that their metabolisms are working properly and in balance. A company that used to sell a product to help with that endeavor recently closed its doors after recalls that could result in numerous product liability claims.

Within a month, McDaniel Life-Line issued two recalls of its All Life Line Water after federal regulators discovered contamination in the company's product. The bacteria found, called pseudomonas aeruginosa, presents a serious danger to people with compromised immune systems. Not only could this bacteria cause potentially life-threatening blood infections, but other ingredients could burn skin badly enough to cause disfigurement.

The herb used by the company could even result in what is called a chemical amputation. Anyone suffering from this condition could require plastic surgery. Since announcing the recalls and telling consumers not to use the products, the Texas-based company closed its doors. Its website only announces the closure of the business, and the phone number for the company is disconnected. Reports indicate that the company did receive one report of injury prior to closing.

Other reports could go to the Food and Drug Administration since there is no way to contact the company at this time. The closure could make it challenging for Ohio residents harmed by this company's products to file product liability claims. Under these circumstances, it would probably be a good idea to consult with an attorney with experience in this area.

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