ORLANDO – An Orange County man alleges he was injured by taking a supplement marketed under the name methasterone.
Brandon Merchant filed a complaint on May 24 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County against Nature's Market and Fitness Inc. alleging strict liability and negligence and violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he developed a tumorous mass in his chest that required surgical removal and suffered a complete shutdown of his endocrine system as a result of using a health supplement marketed to aid in gaining lean muscle mass that he purchased from the defendant.
He alleges that the defendant failed to inform him the supplement is an anabolic steroid commonly known as Superdrol, which is illegal for the defendant to sell.
The plaintiff holds Nature's Market and Fitness Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to warn consumers of the defect and illegal substance in the product.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant and award damages, costs of suit, interest, attorney’s fees, and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Andrew C. Hill of NeJame Law PA in Orlando.
9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida - Orange County case number 17-CA-4700