Representing those suffering liver damage due to Tylenol
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is the top cause of acute liver failure in the United States, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Acetaminophen toxicity has been linked to hospitalizations, liver transplants and even death.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with liver damage or died from the use of acetaminophen, it’s important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Jeff Martin, an aggressive personal injury attorney in Tulsa can inform you about your legal rights and discuss your options.
Symptoms of liver disease related to acetaminophen toxicity
Symptoms of liver disease or liver failure due to acetaminophen toxicity, or a Tylenol overdose, include:
- Lack of appetite
- Jaundice (a yellowing of the skin)
In January 2011, the FDA asked manufacturers of products containing acetaminophen to limit the amount of acetaminophen to no more than 325 milligrams (mg) in each tablet or capsule. The FDA also is requiring manufacturers to include warning labels indicating the potential risk for severe liver injury. The FDA is proposing that “boxed warnings,” the strongest warnings for prescription drugs, be added to all acetaminophen prescription products.
FDA conclusions on liver disease and acetaminophen
The FDA found that most of the severe liver injury cases involved people who took more than the prescribed dose of an acetaminophen-containing product within 24 hours, consumed alcohol while using a product with acetaminophen, or took more than one acetaminophen-containing product at the same time.
In addition to Tylenol, many other popular over-the-counter products contain acetaminophen, including, but not limited to: NyQuil/DayQuil, Excedrin, Actified, Alka-Seltzer Plus, Sudafed, TheraFlu, Tavis, Triaminic, and Robitussin.
Contact our experienced personal injury lawyers in Tulsa
At the Law Offices of Jeff Martin, our personal injury lawyers in Tulsa are committed to helping those coping with Tylenol and liver problems. If you were diagnosed with liver damage due to a Tylenol overdose or use of acetaminophen, you may be entitled to compensation. If you lost a loved one due to liver failure related to an acetaminophen overdose, we are prepared to help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Call the Law Offices of Jeff Martin at 1-800-980-9205 or 728-8888, or contact us online for a free consultation. Let us put our experience and resources to work for you.