If you have taken any of these products with acetaminophen and suffered liver damage or liver failure as a result, contact an experienced acetaminophen liver failure attorney for legal help.
Tylenol is one of the most trusted brands in America, and the majority of consumers in the United States have used the over-the-counter (OTC) medication in the past or have it stashed in their medicine cabinet for the relief of headaches or chronic pain. What many consumers don’t know, however, is that Tylenol and its active ingredient acetaminophen have been tied to an increased risk of life-threatening complications like liver injury, liver failure and death. In fact, from 1998 to 2003, acetaminophen was found to be the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States, with nearly half of acetaminophen-related cases linked to accidental overdose. If you believe you have been adversely affected by side effects of Tylenol or acetaminophen, fill out the case review form now to speak to a qualified Tylenol lawyer.
Most people know that the over-the-counter Tylenol pain reliever contains acetaminophen, but the danger arises when consumers accidentally take too much Tylenol or unknowingly take more than one acetaminophen-containing drug, significantly increasing their risk of suffering acetaminophen overdose leading to liver failure. Here are some examples of OTC and prescription medications that include acetaminophen on their list of ingredients:
If you have taken Tylenol and suffered liver damage or liver failure as a result, contact an experienced Tylenol attorney for legal help.
Liver failure is diagnosed when large parts of the liver become damaged beyond repair and the liver is no longer able to function properly. In most cases, liver failure occurs gradually, with the liver deteriorating over the course of many years. However, in Tylenol-related acute liver failure, the condition occurs rapidly, sometimes in as little as 48 hours. The following are some of the most common symptoms of liver failure to look out for:
With early detection and treatment, the effects of acute liver failure caused by an acetaminophen overdose can sometimes be reversed. Unfortunately, in many cases, acute liver failure leads to death. If you have experienced one or more of these liver damage symptoms, and you believe Tylenol to be the cause, fill out the case review form now to speak to a knowledgeable Tylenol lawyer for free.
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), acetaminophen-related overdose accounts for about 26,000 hospitalizations, 56,000 emergency room visits and 458 deaths every year. In light of these risks, steps have been taken by federal regulators to curb the rate of liver failure associated with acetaminophen, and in January 2011, the FDA required all manufacturers of acetaminophen-containing medications to limit the maximum amount of acetaminophen in their products to 325 mg per capsule or tablet. However, acetaminophen-related liver failure continues to be diagnosed in patients across the United States, leading many victims to file a Tylenol lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. If you believe you have been harmed by liver damage or liver failure side effects of Tylenol, consult a skilled Tylenol attorney today discuss your possible compensation options.