A popular over-the-counter pain reliever has been available to the public since the 1950’s. The manufacturers of Tylenol, Johnson and Johnson, has sold billions of these pills since it was introduced to the market. Nonetheless, The FDA has linked acetaminophen to serious liver problems including liver failure. The problems have resulted in liver transplants and death.
Acetaminophen has caused an estimated 56,000 ER visits, 26,000 hospitalizations and 400 deaths in the U.S. each year. Despite causing “acute” liver failure in the United States, Acetaminophen is an ingredient in over 200 over-the-counter pain pills and other cold medicines, including medicine for children. Because it is an ingredient in so many medicines, some people overdose because they take Tylenol for pain, then a cold remedy in the same day without realizing that they have surpassed that the maximum safe dose.
Symptoms of liver injury may include any of the following:
Hives or rash
If you or a loved one has suffered liver damage, liver failure or other serious side effects that may be the result of your use of Tylenol or acetaminophen, you should contact a personal injury attorney at Ray Hodge & Associates.
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