Tylenol Liver Failure Lawyers Help Victims of Severe Liver Damage
Acetaminophen in Tylenol is the Top Cause Acute Liver Failure in U.S.
Taking Tylenol can result in acute liver failure and death. In fact, Tylenol is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States; nearly half of U.S. incidents of acute liver failure are caused by a person ingesting too much acetaminophen, Tylenol's active ingredient. Even people who follow Tylenol's dosage recommendations have experienced Tylenol liver damage, particularly if they took Extra Strength Tylenol. Tylenolís history is marred with Tylenol product recalls, many of which have posed dangers to consumers. Despite its hazards, more Americans choose Tylenol to relieve pain and reduce fever than any comparable drug. Contrary to public opinion that Tylenol is safe, the drug can cause liver damage and liver failure, leading to lifelong health problems and death. Tylenol liver failure lawyers help consumers who, through no fault of their own, have been diagnosed with Tylenol liver damage or failure.
Study Says Taking Tylenol as Directed Can Result in Liver Damage
A study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill confirmed in 2006 that taking Extra Strength Tylenol as directed can put an individual at risk for liver damage. Researchers found unacceptably high levels of a particularliver enzyme that indicates a risk for liver damage in more than a third of the studyís subjects. The people involved in the study were healthy subject and took the maximum Tylenol dosage for just four days.
American researchers actually found links between Tylenol and liver damage as early as the late 1970s. The Advisory Review Panel of the FDA recommended in 1977 that a warning be added to the product's label, notifying consumers that taking Tylenol introduced a risk for liver damage. It was not until 2006, when the FDA ordered it be added, that Tylenol's packaging included a warning that liver failure was a potential Tylenol side effect.
Tylenol Manufacturer Lowers Daily Dose to Reduce Liver Failure Danger
In 2011, Tylenol's manufacturer lowered the safe maximum dosage from 4000 mg to 3000 mg per day. For decades, consumers were advised that it was safe to take 8 Extra Strength Tylenol during a 24 hour period, but the new dosage warns to take no more than 6 Extra Strength tablets. Taking 8 Extra Strength Tylenol pills generates a risk of liver damage. Individuals have sustained severe liver damage after taking just the recommended amount of Tylenol.
Research has shown that Tylenol's 500 mg Extra Strength Tylenol tablets may be a source of liver damage danger. In January of 2011, the FDA imposed a single dose acetaminophen limit of 325 mg for prescription drugs. Drug safety advocates have called for a similar limit on the maximum dosage for OTCs that contain acetaminophen such as Extra Strength Tylenol. Extra Strength Tylenol still contains 500 mg per tablet. Research shows that pain relief is achieved in most people with 325 mg, the dosage in a single Regular Strength Tylenol tablet.
Tylenol Liver Failure Lawyers Represent Victims of Tylenol Liver Damage and Liver Failure
If you or a loved one experienced liver damage or liver failure and have a history of taking Regular or Extra Strength Tylenol, The Onder Law Firm will provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation case review with a Tylenol liver lawyer. We are currently investigating Tylenol claims and our Tylenol liver failure lawyers are representing clients on a contingency basis, meaning there will be no charges if we don't collect on your behalf. If you or a family member have suffered severe liver damage or acute liver failure and have used any Tylenol or other over the counter medications that contain acetaminophen, our Tylenol liver damage lawyers are here to represent you.
Tylenol Liver Damage Lawyers Address Lawsuit Time Limits
People who have experienced acute liver failure or serious liver damage related to Tylenol use may file a lawsuit long after the event took place. Our Tylenol liver lawyers can provide detailed information to you about lawsuit time limits, which depend on the laws of your state. Tylenol liver damage lawyers from The Onder Law Firm represent clients located throughout the nation. Contact our Tylenol liver damage lawyers promptly to be sure you file a lawsuit within the permitted time limit.
National Tylenol Liver Failure Lawyers Offer Free Case Review
The Onder Law Firm handles serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O'Leary & Peterson has represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. The Onder Law Firm is a recognized leader in window blind cord strangulation and vigorously litigates those and other medical safety cases in an effort to force manufacturers of dangerous products to improve their safety standards. Tylenol liver damage lawyers at The Onder Law Firm represent Tylenol cases on a contingency basis.