Due to numerous lawsuits about Tylenol side effects, the Johnson & Johnson company will change the labeling on its bottles. A new lid will remind consumers that Tylenol contains acetaminophen, and to read the full label carefully. Despite these efforts, however, personal injury lawyers, like us, urge anyone who thinks they may have liver damage caused by Tylenol to contact a personal injury attorney to discover their options.
The main ingredient in Tylenol, acetaminophen, is one of the nation’s leading causes of sudden liver failure and, when overdosed, is one of the most common poisonings worldwide. Many people may not know that taking Tylenol can cause their bodies harm, so it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney if you or a loved one may have liver damage or other health issues caused by taking the drug.
Dangerous Tylenol side effects can include:
- Sudden liver failure
- Acute liver failure
- Hospitalization due to liver failure
- Liver damage
- Liver transplant
There have been lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson as early as 1994 regarding the damage Tylenol can cause to consumer health, when a federal court in Virginia awarded one patient $8.8 million based on his claim that Tylenol damaged his liver and resulted in a coma. Personal injury lawyers have already helped numerous people hold Johnson and Johnson accountable for Tylenol side effects, and as of August 2013, at least 81 lawsuits are pending in federal courts.
A personal injury attorney can help patients get the money they deserve for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, funeral costs, loss of companionship, and loss of projected earnings, due to Tylenol side effects. Although new labeling for Tylenol products is on its way, it may be too little, too late for some consumers. Parilman and Associates urges anyone suffering from Tylenol-induced liver damage to contact a personal injury attorney. Parilman and Associates are experienced medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury lawyers. Please call 1-800-978-3000 for a free consultation.