Millions of consumers in the United States take Tylenol and acetaminophen to relieve their pain or to treat a fever, unaware of the significant life-threatening risks they may be exposing themselves to. Although most people assume that Tylenol is safe to take as recommended, studies have shown that even healthy adults taking Tylenol and acetaminophen according to the label recommendations may be at risk of suffering from severe liver damage, liver failure, and even death. If you or a loved one has experienced a major side effect which you believe to be linked to Tylenol or acetaminophen, contact the Tylenol liver failure attorneys at Bandas Law Firm today. With the help of a qualified personal injury lawyer, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the financial compensation you deserve.
Tylenol and Acetaminophen Uses
Tylenol and acetaminophen is one of the most popular pain relievers in the United States, and the over-the-counter medication is likely in nearly every American’s medicine cabinet. Tylenol (acetaminophen), manufactured by Johnson & Johnson is commonly used to relieve pain and reduce fever. Unfortunately, because Tylenol is so widely used and is available without a prescription, many consumers believe the drug is without adverse side effects. This is definitely not the case.
Tylenol Side Effects | Acetaminophen Side Effects
As early as the 1990s, researchers were devoting their attention to the adverse effects of Tylenol and acetaminophen, and more recent studies have linked the drug to serious side effects resulting from acetaminophen overdose. The most common side effects potentially associated with Tylenol use include:
- Sudden liver damage
- Sudden liver failure
In light of this liver failure side effect risk, the FDA announced in January 2011 that it was advising manufacturers of acetaminophen-containing medications to limit the maximum amount of acetaminophen in their products. In July 2011, Johnson & Johnson finally decreased the maximum daily recommended dose of Tylenol from 4,000 mg to 3,000 mg. This action was taken in an attempt to reduce the risk of liver failure associated with Tylenol overdose and acetaminophen overdose.
Tylenol and Acetaminophen Liver Damage
Experienced Attorneys Representing Victims and Families
No pharmaceutical drug should cause consumers serious injury, especially over-the-counter medications like Tylenol and acetaminophen that consumers can obtain without a physician’s prescription. If you took Tylenol or acetaminophen and have since suffered from a life-altering side effect like liver damage or liver failure, the lawyers at Bandas Law Firm can help you seek financial compensation for your injuries, the medical cost of treating your injuries, and the pain and suffering endured by you and your family. Contact our personal injury attorneys today for a free initial consultation.