CoolSculpting, a popular cosmetic treatment for fat removal, has been in the spotlight recently, not for its effectiveness but for the unexpected harm it has caused some users. Lawsuits have emerged, targeting the makers of the CoolSculpting system, and for good reasons.
What is CoolSculpting?
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, fat-reducing treatment. It works by using a process known as cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy fat cells under the skin. This procedure promises to sculpt your body by reducing pockets of fat that diet and exercise can’t reach. It’s attractive because it promises fat reduction without surgery, needles, or downtime.
The Downside of CoolSculpting
While CoolSculpting sounds like a dream come true, it has a darker side. Some users have reported severe side effects, ranging from mild discomfort to more serious complications.
The most troubling issue is a condition known as Paradoxical Adipose Hyperplasia (PAH), a rare but severe side effect. Instead of the fat cells shrinking and disappearing, they grow larger, resulting in an unusual and visible enlargement of the treated area.
Moreover, some patients report severe pain during and after the treatment, nerve damage, and frostbite. These side effects can cause emotional distress and require costly medical treatment.
Treating CoolSculpting Injuries
While mild discomfort or swelling after CoolSculpting can be treated with over-the-counter painkillers and rest, severe side effects like PAH often need more intensive treatment. These treatments could include surgery to remove the enlarged fat cells, which can be costly, painful, and require significant recovery time.
The Legal Perspective: Basis for CoolSculpting Lawsuits
The lawsuits against CoolSculpting arise from claims that the manufacturer adequately warned users about the procedure’s risks. They argue that if they had known about the possibility of side effects like PAH, they might have chosen not to undergo the treatment.
The law protects consumers from dangerous products and requires companies to provide accurate information about their products, including potential risks. When a company fails to do this, they can be held accountable through a lawsuit.
In the case of CoolSculpting, those who have been harmed allege that the manufacturer was more interested in selling their product than in protecting the health and safety of their customers.
Injured by CoolSculpting? Contact Alonso Krangle LLP Today
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a CoolSculpting treatment, you should know that you have rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical costs, emotional distress, and other losses.
Don’t hesitate to stand up for your rights. Reach out to us at Alonso Krangle LLP for help. Please speak with our experienced team, who understands the complexities of these cases and is ready to fight for the justice you deserve. Call (800) 403-6191 today.
Remember, the law is on your side, and so are we. Contact us today at (800) 403-6191 to learn how we can help you navigate this challenging situation.