Corpus Christi Drug Injury Attorneys
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 Corpus Christi Tylenol
injury attorneys at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. today. With the help of a qualified
personal injury lawyer, you can protect your legal rights and pursue the
financial compensation you deserve.
Reach us online or by phone at (361) 238-2789. We provide personalized
attention and aggressive representation for clients in Corpus Christi,
Nueces County, and beyond.
Tylenol & Acetaminophen Uses
Tylenol and acetaminophen are some of the most popular pain relievers in
the United States, with this over-the-counter medication 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 & 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.
Experienced Attorneys Representing Victims & 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 Corpus Christi drug injury lawyers
at Bandas Law Firm, P.C. 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;
call (361) 238-2789 to get started.