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Deceptive Product Labeling Claims
We have many options to purchase food products and supplements which are marketed and labeled as having certain prized ingredients or attributes, such as Manuka Honey. While advances in technology and commerce have allowed consumers to have the ability to purchase a wide variety of healthful products and supplements with just the click of a mouse. But with these advances in commerce, we still face the swan song of the “snake oil salesmen” now garbed in the robes of established companies. Our experienced Chicago consumer fraud lawyers bring class action and individual consumer fraud cases against sellers and manufacturers who falsely advertise their products as having ingredients and attributes that do not in fact exist.Types False Labelling
The Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) describes “healthcare fraud scams,” as making claims in advertising are marketing that a product can assist in curing or mitigating the effects of certain diseases or health problems when in fact no scientific evidence supports those case. These types of scams costs consumers millions of dollars each year.
Products which assert they can cure chronic and often untreatable diseases such autism, certain types of cancer, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or arthritis are particularly popular choices of the modern-day snake oil salesmen. Other medical products or supplements that attract such scams are weight-loss products, products that can slow the effects of aging, held stop smoking or cure acne.
Healthcare products are not the only products that are attractive for fraudulent and deceptive labeling. Advertising that food is “organic,” “natural,” or “contains no GMO ingredients” or is pure such as pure honey when in fact the product does not have these attributes can give rise to consumer fraud claims, which our Chicago consumer fraud and class action lawyers pursue.Your Consumer Rights
Consumers who have been swindled by falsely labeled healthcare products or supplements or food products should contact our Chicago consumer fraud attorneys for a free consultation. You can view our record in consumer protection litigation and class actions here and can read the testimonials of our Chicago business litigation and Chicago consumer rights clients here. To set up a free consultation with one of a skilled Chicago consumer rights attorney, you can contact us online or call us on our toll-free number at 833-306-4933 or call us locally at 630-333-0333.