Tylenol® Liver Injury Lawsuit Lawyer
Acetaminophen, better known under the name brand Tylenol®, has been used for decades as a popular pain reliever. From headaches and tooth pain to aches from the common cold, acetaminophen is used alone and in other medications, considered safe when used within the dosage recommendations. However, what is becoming apparent is that liver damage is very possible with the use of acetaminophen, both in high and regular dosage amounts.
There has been information available for some time on the dangers of overdosing on Tylenol®. Too much can cause liver toxicity and even death. New findings show liver damage can be possible even when the recommended dosages are used. The toxin NAPQI is created when the liver breaks down acetaminophen, and NAPQI is toxic to the liver. While healthy individuals may be able to flush the toxin from the system, those with underlying health issues may not. This can lead to liver damage, even when normal dosages are used.
Acetaminophen Responsible for Liver Failure
According to a 2004 study, there are more than 100,000 calls to Poison Control Centers each year in the U.S due to acetaminophen. This includes approximately 56,000 emergency room visits, 2,600 hospitalizations and over 450 deaths. Liver failure is the most common reason for acetaminophen-related deaths and vice versa. Acetaminophen is responsible for over 50% of acute liver failures. Yet, large suppliers like Tylenol® still sell and promote their product as safe.
If you have been a user of Tylenol® and have been diagnosed with liver damage or have a family member that died from liver failure after using Tylenol® or acetaminophen, contact our team at Moriarty Injury Lawyer today to schedule a free consultation. You may have grounds to file a Tylenol® injury lawsuit to receive compensation for your injuries.