Note: We are no longer accepting Tylenol cases.
Tylenol contains the active drug acetaminophen, which in repetitive or high doses causes extreme liver damage, liver failure, or even death.
What is acetaminophen?
Acetaminophen is the active pain-relieving drug and fever reducer commonly used in over-the-counter medications and prescription medications.
How does acetaminophen affect me?
Medical studies conclude that repeated or high doses of Tylenol (containing acetaminophen) can cause extreme liver damage, liver failure and death.
Isn’t acetaminophen a common ingredient in over-the-counter medications?
Yes. Acetaminophen is safe when used as directed however an acetaminophen overdose can happen all too easily from taking one over-the-counter medication in combination with another medication containing acetaminophen.
Just how dangerous is acetaminophen?
Directly cited from the FDA’s official website (www.fda.gov) here are the statistics of injury for acetaminophen users:
- From 1998 to 2003, acetaminophen was the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States, with 48% of acetaminophen-related cases (131 of 275) associated with accidental overdose.
- A 2007 CDC population-based report estimates that, nationally, there are 1600 cases of ALF each year (all causes). Acetaminophen-related ALF was the most common etiology.
- Summarizing data from five different surveillance systems, there were an estimated 56,000 emergency room visits, 26,000 hospitalizations, and 458 deaths related to acetaminophen associated overdoses per year during the 1990-1998 period.
I took a liquid Tylenol. Can I still file a lawsuit?
Yes. Tylenol is available in various forms including chewable tablets, liquid form, coated caplets, gelcaps, and geltabs.
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