CoolSculpting P.A.H. Investigation

Girard Sharp attorneys are investigating potential claims on behalf of individuals who have developed paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (“P.A.H.”) after undergoing CoolSculpting treatments.

If you experienced symptoms of P.A.H. following a CoolSculpting procedure, talk to a consumer protection attorney about your rights. You may be entitled to relief.

More About the CoolSculpting Class Action Lawsuit Investigation

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that promises to help patients lose stubborn fat cells through a process called cryolipolysis, which involves placing a device onto a targeted part of the body to freeze fat cells. The procedure purportedly causes the frozen cells to die and be absorbed by the body.

CoolSculpting can result in P.A.H., in which the fat instead grows, hardens, and can lodge in the body.

While Allergan Aesthetics reports that P.A.H. is a rare side effect, according to recent research from the New York Times, the risk of patients developing P.A.H. is significantly higher than previously estimated. According to Times reporting, Allergan Aesthetics has caused the risk of P.A.H. to be understated:

“The company behind CoolSculpting has retained consultants who have written about low risks of P.A.H. in medical journals and online channels. It has also restricted patients from talking about the problem through confidentiality agreements […] The F.D.A. also noted that as of April 2013, the company had stopped reporting P.A.H. cases to the agency, even though the condition does not resolve on its own and usually requires surgery to correct.”

Girard Sharp is investigating CoolSculpting to determine whether its manufacturer knew of the incidence of these potential side effects and withheld information from purchasing physicians. If you experienced symptoms of paradoxical adipose hyperplasia following a CoolSculpting treatment, you may qualify for legal compensation. Contact us for a free CoolSculpting lawsuit case evaluation.

Dial (866) 981-4800 or submit your information through the form above for a free consultation about your options. 


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