Once the most trusted pain medication on the market, Tylenol is now plagued by concerns regarding its alleged link to liver damage and liver failure, eroding trust in the brand among consumers throughout the country. For decades, Tylenol has been perceived as a safe and effective pain reliever, while its active ingredient, acetaminophen, has been causing thousands of cases of potentially life-threatening liver damage nationwide. If you believe you have been adversely affected by side effects of Tylenol, our consumer advocates at the Consumer Justice Foundation can help. We are dedicated to protecting the rights of consumers harmed by dangerous pharmaceutical drugs, and can help put you in touch with an experienced Tylenol lawyer today.
Serious concerns have been raised recently over the potential liver damage side effects of Tylenol, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken steps to raise awareness among consumers about the risks of either taking too much Tylenol or taking multiple acetaminophen-based medications at the same time. According to a recent report published by the financial website The Motley Fool, these efforts have made a significant impact across the country, and Tylenol now has the least brand loyalty by consumers of any other major over-the-counter pain reliever on the market in the U.S. This means that consumers feel little need to stick with Tylenol or choose it over other available pain reliever medications.
According to the analysis, the weakness in consumer loyalty to Tylenol stems from concerns over quality control issues at Johnson & Johnson, which led to a series of Tylenol recalls beginning in 2009. The report also suggests that consumers are becoming more and more afraid of the potential side effects of Tylenol treatment, as drug regulators continue to issue warnings about the liver failure risk associated with Tylenol and other acetaminophen products. As a result, brand loyalty for Tylenol has fallen behind other pain relievers like Advil, Aleve, Bayer, Excedrin and Motrin, according to a Consumer Loyalty Engagement Index issued earlier this year.
For years, consumers nationwide have taken Tylenol as a pain reliever and fever reducer, unaware that they may be putting themselves at risk for liver damage or life-threatening liver failure requiring a transplant for survival. According to drug regulators, acetaminophen overdose may be responsible for more than 50,000 emergency room visits every year, including 25,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths annually. If you took Tylenol and you have since suffered liver injury or another serious drug side effect, contact a knowledgeable Tylenol attorney today for legal help. You may have grounds to file a drug injury lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, in order to pursue financial compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering.