Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuits Provide Compensation for Victims
Tylenol is the Leading Cause of Acute Liver Failure in the United States
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient of Tylenol products, can cause acute liver failure when too much is taken. Such acetaminophen overdoses have occurred to people who have never taken more than the recommended dosage, especially when Extra Strength Tylenol was taken. Although most people think of Tylenol as a harmless painkiller; indeed, more Americans take Tylenol than any other similar drug for pain relief, fever reduction and to remedy symptoms of the flu and the common cold. Far from harmless, Tylenol can cause liver damage and liver failure, leading to lifelong health problems and death. A Tylenol liver lawsuit, for diagnosed liver damage or liver failure, can provide compensation for those who have been harmed by this over the counter medication through no fault of their own.
University of North Carolina Study Confirms Taking Extra Strength Tylenol As Directed Increases Risk of Liver Damage
A 2006 research study conducted at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill demonstrated that high levels of a liver enzyme indicating liver failure was present in more than a third of the test subjects taking the maximum recommended dosage of Extra Strength Tylenol after just four days. This is the same amount as instructions on the bottle directed users to take.
Tylenol liver failure risks were detected as early as the late 1970s. The Advisory Review Panel of the FDA recommended in 1977 that a warning be added to the product's label, notifying consumers that taking Tylenol introduced a risk for liver damage. It was not until 2006, when the FDA ordered that such a warning be added, that a Tylenol liver failure warning was included on the packaging as a potential side effect.
Tylenol Lowers Maximum Recommended Dosage Due to Liver Damage Risk
In 2011, the manufacturer of Tylenol lowered the recommended maximum daily dosage by 25%, from 4000 mg to 3000 mg in a single day. Prior to this reduction the maximum recommended daily dosage was 8 Extra Strength Tylenol pills. Extra Strength Tylenol contains 500mg of acetaminophen; while the regular strength Tylenol contains just 325mg. Research has shown the overwhelming majority of all Tylenol users receive pain relief with just a 325mg dose. The maximum daily recommended dosage of Extra Strength Tylenol has now been reduced to just 6 pills, but it still contains 500mg of acetaminophen in each Extra Strength Tylenol pill.
Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuits Provide Compensation for Persons Suffering Acute Liver Failure After Taking Tylenol
If you or a loved one experienced liver damage or liver failure and have a history of taking Tylenol, regular of Extra Strength Tylenol, The Onder Law Firm will provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation Tylenol liver lawsuit case review. We are currently investigating claims of Tylenol and representing clients in Tylenol liver failure lawsuits on a contingency basis, meaning there are never any fees if we aren't able to collect for you. Tylenol liver lawsuits may be filed by those, or their families, who have suffered severe liver damage or acute liver failure and have used any Tylenol or other acetaminophen-based pain relief products.
Tylenol Liver Lawsuit Time Limits
A lawsuit alleging liver damage or failure due to Tylenol usage can be filed years after the liver damage or failure was diagnosed; however, time limits to bring a Tylenol liver lawsuit may apply, depending upon in which state you reside. The Onder Law Firm is representing clients nationwide in Tylenol liver lawsuit cases. Our attorneys handling Tylenol liver lawsuits will advise you of any applicable time limits for filing a Tylenol liver lawsuit during your initial free consultation. But anyone considering filing a Tylenol liver damage or liver failure claim should do so as quickly as possible.
Attorneys Handling Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuits Nationally
The Onder Law Firm handles serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson has represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. The Onder Law Firm is a recognized leader in window blind cord strangulation and vigorously litigates those and other medical safety cases in an effort to force manufacturers of dangerous products to improve their safety standards. The Onder Law Firm represents cases such as Tylenol liver failure lawsuits on a contingency basis.