Tylenol Liver Damage

Parilman & Associates – Tylenol Lawsuit Attorneys

When people purchase medication that’s available in any retail outlet that sells those products, they assume that those products are safe for use.  Tylenol has been one of the top-selling pain relief medications on the American market for decades, and when people purchase this medication they likely never think about the possibility of encountering Tylenol liver damage or filing Tylenol lawsuits.  Unfortunately, many people have encountered these very situations and they have needed immediate legal help in order to provide themselves with the opportunity to recover the compensation that they deserved.

The Tylenol lawsuits that have been filed in recent years have arisen because of allegations of serious Tylenol liver damage.  Tylenol lawsuit attorneys have heard stories about liver damage, liver failure and in some cases permanent medical problems that arose because they unknowingly ingested to much acetaminophen, which is the active ingredient in this product.  To make matters worse, Tylenol liver damage can be very difficult to recognize because of the symptoms associated with it.  These symptoms include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Less frequent urination
  • Abdominal pain or tenderness
  • Jaundice
  • Dark urine
  • Hypoglycemia

The reason that Tylenol liver damage can be so difficult to recognize is because these symptoms tend to play out in phases.  The first phase of Tylenol liver damage involves the nausea and vomiting, which can be attributed to the common cold or the flu.  That stage is followed by 12 – 24 hours of what is known as the ‘latent’ stage that involves less frequent urination.  The third phase involves the symptoms that follow, and at this point damage to the liver has already been done in most patients. 

Several Tylenol lawsuits have involved scenario descriptions that detailed a person feeling ill, purchasing Tylenol, suffering from the first stage of liver damage symptoms and assuming it’s part of the original illness only to find out that they face an extreme medical situation as a result of ingesting too much acetaminophen.  Tylenol lawsuit attorneys have responded by filing claims, as the cost of facing this type of damage can be too much for anyone to absorb.

In addition, Tylenol lawsuits are necessarily filed against one of the largest and most powerful corporations in the entire world.  Johnson & Johnson has billions of dollars at its disposal, and it can defend itself against Tylenol lawsuits by unleashing extremely skilled and experienced defense attorneys and other experts.  Simply put, consumers have little chance of success in pursuing compensation within this scenario unless they obtain the help of experienced Tylenol lawsuit attorneys. 

If you or someone you love has suffered liver damage as a result of using this product, you need to take action to make sure that your legal rights are properly protected and enforced.  You will also likely need help in paying for the medical costs associated with your condition.  Contact the Tylenol lawsuit attorneys at Parilman & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation.