Tylenol Liver Damage Lawsuit
The active ingredient in Tylenol, acetaminophen, is the deadliest over the the counter pain reliever in the United States. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with liver failure due to taking acetaminophen-containing Tylenol, then compensation may be available!
To participate in this lawsuit you must meet the following requirements:
- you must have been diagnosed with liver failure
- you must have taken Tylenol containing acetaminophen
The legal action against Tylenol is structured as a mass tort lawsuit (learn why that’s important to you). Unlike class action lawsuits, a mass tort lawsuit treats each claimant (victim) as an individual. What this means to you is that a separate, individual lawsuit against the manufacturer is filed upon your behalf. It is worth noting that settlements in these cases often result in large sums of money being awarded to the claimant; the majority going to you and a much lesser amount to the attorney. Also there is NEVER any upfront payment to the attorney or any out-of-pocket expenses for which you are responsible.
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Tylenol and the Liver Damage It Can Cause
For fever and pain relief, Tylenol is one of the most commonly used over-the-counter drugs in the US. In the past, there were only a few side effects that were associated with this drug, and they were not life-altering in any way. However, recent conclusive studies prove otherwise; the drug is not as safe as it is supposed to be.
Tylenol contains acetaminophen, which belongs to a drug class known as analgesics. This is the key element used in most pain relief medications for treating pain, aches and fever. Unfortunately, this substance is found to be responsible for causing severe liver damage.
The statistics state that the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States is an accidental overdose of acetaminophen, resulting in millions of emergency-room visits each year and causing hundreds of deaths. The risk of liver damage substantially increases when the drug is used along with alcohol, narcotics and other acetaminophen-containing drugs. It can also increase when the drug is used for chronic pain and depression. Even more alarming is the fact that in a lot of cases, parents give infants acetaminophen-containing liquids for fever treatment without realizing the side effects, leading to fatal health conditions in these children.
The warnings related to the overdose of acetaminophen and Tylenol have been provided by the FDA years ago. However, these warnings miss out on a basic point: the drug can cause severe liver damage even when it is taken in small quantities. This means that if you use Tylenol within the specified limit for four days or more regularly, your risk of developing severe liver problems goes up significantly. In most cases, the liver damage caused by continuous use of Tylenol leads to even more dangerous conditions.
Based on the fact that the drug manufacturer does not warn users about the side effects even the smallest quantities can cause, there are several lawsuits filed against it. Many people who have suffered from liver failure or irreparable liver damage even when taking small quantities of the drug have opted to take legal action against Johnson & Johnson.
If you or a loved one has also suffered from liver damage due to the use of Tylenol, you should consider taking legal action against the responsible entity. This will allow you to claim compensation for the medical bills you will have to pay for your treatment and would also allow you to ensure that others are aware of the side effects this drug can cause.