Unfortunately, too much Tylenol can cause severe liver damage. The active ingredient in Tylenol is Acetaminophen. We are Tylenol side effects lawyers who will help you if you have an Acetaminophen liver damage or liver failure claim.
Tylenol and its generic equivalents are the most common pain relievers in the world. Acetaminophen can cause serious liver damage to those who use excessive doses over long periods of time or who use more than the recommended dosage. Even normal doses can sometimes cause Tylenol side effects and liver damage. Acetaminophen causes liver enzymes to be elevated which can be interpreted as causing liver damage. Acetaminophen liver failure is one of the leading causes of liver failure in the United States. Studies have shown that Acetaminophen liver side effects have caused more than 60,000 hospital visits, 2,000 hospitalizations and hundreds of deaths each year.
The Science Surrounding Acetaminophen Liver Failure
Acetaminophen metabolizes in the liver, this in turn can cause the liver’s processors to become obstructed. When the liver’s processors become obstructed, it creates a toxic metabolic reaction which can damage and even kill liver cells. Liver enzyme levels will then rise or increase indicating liver damage. Some patients can have an acid buildup in their blood or can even experience severe bleeding resulting in a coma. Transplant can be necessary.
Acetaminophen is very harmful if used with alcohol
Acetaminophen should never be prescribed to patients who have advanced liver fibrosis or cirrhosis. One should never use Acetaminophen if consuming alcohol. You are more at risk for liver damage while using Acetaminophen while drinking.
If you or a loved one suffered severe liver damage from Acetaminophen (either Tylenol or generic Tylenol), you might be eligible for financial compensation. We are investigating Acetaminophen liver failure cases in all 50 states. Our expert drug recall lawyers work on a contingency and offer free legal advice.
Please contact one of our Acetaminophen intake specialists today for a free no pressure consultation and find out if you are eligible for financial recovery. We can provide you with all the necessary help and resources. We are a national personal injury dangerous drug law firm. We review case’s in all 50 states. We have extensive litigation experience and are helping Acetaminophen liver damage/failure side effect victims obtain a financial recovery against the drug manufacturer. We have a highly experienced, professional and successful national Acetaminophen side effect team of doctors, lawyers, experts, nurses, and paralegals to help our Acetaminophen side effects clients.
Please call one of our drug recall lawyers at 800-718-4658 or complete the free case review on the right. We will respond to you within 24 hours.
Acetaminophen Liver Failure Lawsuits
Acetaminophen contained in Tylenol has been known for decades to cause serious liver injury including acute liver failure, need for a liver transplant and even death due to liver failure.
Nadrich & Cohen, LLP, Tylenol attorneys, are investigating Tylenol liver side effects cases from coast to coast. We are actively interviewing victims nationwide who have suffered injuries including acute liver failure and significant liver damage due to Tylenol. Tylenol has been sold since the 1970’s.
We believe the McNeil Laboratories, Tylenol’s manufacturer, knew at least since 1975 of the liver toxicity caused by Acetaminophen since Acetaminophen’s liver toxicity was the subject of a 1975 article in “The Lancet”, a prestigious medical journal. Acetaminophen is a prevalently used drug – excessive use of it can cause acute liver failure and even death. Acetaminophen can be found in many Aspirin-based over the counter products such as Tylenol.
The FDA has previously ordered Acetaminophen manufacturers not to include more than 325 milligrams of Acetaminophen in each capsule or tablet. The FDA further required that all Acetaminophen medications include a black box warning of the dangerousness of liver toxicity.
The basis of our investigation and lawsuit against Tylenol are as follows:
- That McNeil Laboratories did not correctly warn of the liver toxicity risks including placing the appropriate labels until they were forced to by the FDA, and;
- By not limiting their recommended dosage to 325 milligrams.
Instead, they manufactured, distributed, and promoted, extra-strength Tylenol 500 milligram pills and/or capsules stating that an adult can take up to eight pills or 4,000 mg every 24 hours.
Sadly, over 400 people die yearly, and 42,000 are hospitalized due to Acetaminophen side effects and overdose.
We are investigating Tylenol side effect cases from coast to coast – nationwide – in all 50 states.
We will fight hard to obtain a monetary recovery for our Tylenol side effect victims. We will fight to obtain for them the largest recovery possible.
If you or a loved one suffered liver damage or death from liver failure due to an overdose of Acetaminophen, please contact us today. You should have experts working for you. We have available an experienced Tylenol intake specialist to help you. Your calls are confidential. We promise that your call will be very important to us. If you believe you have a case, contact us today: 1- 800-718-4658.
If you do not want to call, please complete the “Do I Have A Case?” on the right and submit it to us. We will respond immediately. We will keep all of your information confidential and will never release it to any third party.
We are contingency lawyers that means that we do not charge unless we first obtain a recovery. It will cost you nothing for us to help you.
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