Tylenol was originally created in the 1950s as an alternative to aspirin, which can irritate the stomach when it is taken without food. The drug is intended to relieve pain, fever, cold, cough, allergies, and flu symptoms with the active ingredient acetaminophen. Tylenol is owned by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which is a subsidiary of the major pharmaceutical manufacturing company Johnson & Johnson.
Recently, there have been numerous Tylenol lawsuits filed after people suffered from liver failure. Allegedly, McNeil Consumer Healthcare was aware of the drugs risk of causing acute liver failure due to its toxicity, or an overdose, and has failed to take the proper steps to warn consumers of its side effects.
If you or a family member has suffered from liver failure after using a Tylenol product, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages. Our dangerous drug attorneys have a tremendous amount of sympathy for victims of dangerous medications, and will seek to obtain the compensation available to you.
For more information, call (800) 525-7111, or complete the free case evaluation to the right.
Why Are People Filing Lawsuits Against Tylenol?
There are a number of complexities involved in each Tylenol lawsuit, which is one of the reasons it is so important to contact a lawyer experienced in dealing with dangerous drug lawsuits. In most cases, people injured by dangerous drugs may seek compensation for a number of different reasons. Some of the reasons an individual may seek compensation include:
- Appropriate use of Tylenol has not been explained to medical providers
- The risks of Tylenol are well-documented
- The risks of Tylenol are well-known by the manufacturer
- The safety of Tylenol has been over-promoted
- Tylenol has design defects, which increase a person’s chance for acute liver failure
- Tylenol has inadequate warnings, instructions, and labels
- Tylenol has not been adequately tested
Where Have Tylenol Lawsuits Been Consolidated?
Due to the great amount of lawsuits filed, alleging that the over-the-counter product Tylenol has resulted in serious liver damage, and liver failure, Tylenol lawsuits have been consolidated into one single court. In April 2013, the lawsuits were consolidated into Pennsylvania federal court before a single judge in order to allow for more consistent rulings, to eliminate duplicate discoveries, and conserve the resources of parties involved. As of February 2014, there have been over 120 Tylenol lawsuits filed in federal court.
Injuries Caused By Tylenol
While Tylenol has been around for years, there has been a sudden increase in lawsuits, as many injuries have pointed to Tylenol being the primary cause. The following includes a list of injuries in which our lawyers are investigating potential lawsuits on behalf of consumers:
- Acute Liver failure
- Hospitalization due to liver failure
- Liver transplant
- Sudden liver failure
Contact Our Tylenol Injury Attorneys Today
At Riddle & Brantley, our attorneys have great sympathy for all victims of dangerous drugs, and believe that if you are suffering from serious injuries as a result, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages. If you would like to learn more about our firm, or if you have been injured from the drug Tylenol, we welcome you to contact us at (800) 525-7111 or complete the free case evaluation form on this page today. A member of our intake team will collect the details of your case and your case will be promptly reviewed.