Tylenol Lawsuit

Tylenol lawsuits may be filed for side effects leading to liver damage and possible liver failure in consumers.  Speak with a Tylenol attorney if you believe Tylenol led to liver damage, either by overdose or regular consumption, and see if you may qualify to file a Tylenol lawsuit.

Tylenol warnings issued by the FDA suggest that patients taking the pain reliever Tylenol may be at risk of suffering severe side effects, including overdose and liver failure. Tylenol (acetaminophen) was introduced in North American in 1955 by McNeil Consumer Health, which is a subsidiary of pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. Although McNeil initially developed Tylenol Elixir as a medication for children, Tylenol became the top-selling drug among adults and children for relieving pain, reducing fever, and relieving symptoms of cold, allergies, flu and cough. Although Tylenol is one of the most popular pain relievers in North America, serious concerns have been raised about the safety of the drug. In fact, according to the FDA's Adverse Events Reporting System, reported cases of acute liver failure have increased from 89 in 1995 to 404 in 2005, and acetaminophen (Tylenol) is the drug most commonly associated with these reports. If you have taken Tylenol to relieve pain or reduce a fever, and have experienced symptoms of Tylenol side effects, fill out the Tylenol Claim Review Form to discuss with a Tylenol attorney the benefits of filing a Tylenol lawsuit against McNeil Consumer Health (Johnson & Johnson)

What Went Wrong With Tylenol

Since it's introduction in 1955, Tylenol has become one of the top-selling pain relievers in North America, accounting for 35% of the pain killer market. Unfortunately, an emerging body of research has identified Tylenol use as a potential risk factor for the development of life-threatening side effects, including Tylenol overdose and liver failure. Even healthy individuals taking Tylenol as recommended may be at risk of suffering from Tylenol side effects, according to a 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers involved in this study indicated that healthy adults taking a maximum dose of Tylenol for two weeks had abnormal liver test results.

Tylenol Lawsuits for Side Effects

Tylenol side effect information led the FDA to recommend stronger warnings and dose limits for acetaminophen-containing drugs like Tylenol in 2009, due to an increased risk of liver failure resulting from acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose. Although chronically taking large doses of Tylenol can result in overdose, a serious Tylenol overdose can also result from a one-time unintentional overdose. Symptoms of Tylenol overdose include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Sweating

One of the most dangerous aspects of Tylenol overdose is that it can lead to life-threatening liver failure in patients. Acute liver failure, which is associated with acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdose, occurs when large portions of the liver are damaged beyond repair, preventing the liver from functioning properly. Symptoms of liver failure include:

  • Jaundice
  • Swollen abdomen
  • Bleeding easily
  • Coma

How a Tylenol Lawsuit Can Help You

If you took Tylenol in the past and have since suffered a Tylenol overdose or liver failure side effect, contact an experienced Tylenol attorney to discuss your legal options. You may have grounds to file a Tylenol lawsuit against McNeil Consumer Health (Johnson & Johnson) in order to seek financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Filing a Tylenol lawsuit is a complicated process. Fortunately, Tylenol lawyers are experienced in defective drug litigation and have the skills and knowledge necessary to help guide injured victims through the legal process. The main goal of Tylenol lawsuits is to help victims of potential Tylenol side effects protect their rights and hold the allegedly negligent pharmaceutical company liable for its dangerous drug.

How to File a Tylenol Lawsuit

The side effects potentially linked to the popular over-the-counter drug Tylenol are severe and may even be life-threatening. If you or a loved one has suffered from a side effect which you believe to be associated with Tylenol, fill out the Tylenol Claim Review Form to discuss your claim with a qualified Tylenol attorney. You are not at fault for any injuries caused by a dangerous pharmaceutical drug, and you should not be held responsible for the resulting consequences. Drug companies like McNeil are expected to produce safe and effective medications, and should be held liable for any adverse side effects sustained by consumers of their products. Unfortunately, some pharmaceutical companies intentionally conceal the more serious side effects of their medications in an attempt to make their products more appealing to the public. By hiring a Tylenol lawyer and filing a Tylenol lawsuit against McNeil (Johnson & Johnson), injured victims can collect the compensation they deserve and protect themselves and their family from further harm.

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