Current research has confirmed that an excess of acetaminophen, a chemical used in over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol®, can overwork the liver and cause irreversible damage. Numerous individuals have claimed they suffered liver damage after taking Tylenol, even though they followed the product’s instructions.
If you suffer from liver damage after taking Tylenol, you could be eligible to join a mass tort against McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the maker of Tylenol products. A South Carolina Tylenol lawsuit lawyer from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help you with your case.
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Acetaminophen Overdose Can Cause Liver Failure
According to Redox Biology, most cases of drug-induced acute liver failure involve an acetaminophen overdose. Liver failure is a life-threatening condition and requires extensive treatment. For example, the Journal of Clinical and Translational Hepatology notes that acetaminophen overdose accounted for about 20% of liver transplants in 2016.
The liver may treat acetaminophen products, such as Tylenol, as a foreign substance and attempt to remove it from the body’s system, which can overwork the liver and cause damage.
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The FDA Limits on Acetaminophen Dosages
Consumers use Tylenol regularly to overcome everyday aches and pains. Most people assume Tylenol is safe as long as they do not take more than the recommended dosage within 24 hours. Unfortunately, that is not always the case.
Since 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required all acetaminophen manufacturers to limit a single dosage to 325 mg. It also requires them to include a boxed warning label notifying consumers of the risks for liver damage.
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Previous Tylenol Lawsuits Highlight Defective Design and Inadequate Warning Labels
In 2012, Rana Terry joined a multidistrict litigation (MDL) against McNeil Consumer Healthcare. Her sister died from acute liver failure despite taking Tylenol in the recommended amounts. The judges selected her case for the first bellwether trial, and the defendant agreed to a confidential settlement for more than 200 cases.
The lawsuits in this MDL claimed Tylenol manufacturers:
- Designed an unreasonably dangerous drug
- Failed to provide accurate warnings of the risk for liver failure
- Failed to provide accurate instructions for dosages
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Tylenol Manufacturers Face an Ongoing Multidistrict Litigation
App reported that in 2017, Johnson & Johnson, McNeil Consumer Healthcare’s parent company, agreed to a $33 million settlement for an MDL from 42 states and the District of Columbia. As of 2019, the drug manufacturers faced a total of 233 lawsuits,13 of which were still pending.
Our Firm Can Help You with Your South Carolina Tylenol Lawsuit
Our legal team can help you join the ongoing MDL if you or a loved one experienced liver damage after taking Tylenol. You deserve to rest and focus on your recovery. Our South Carolina Tylenol lawsuit lawyers can handle everything else.
- Investigate your case
- Review your medical records to ensure they are accurate and up to date
- Consult medical experts who can provide supporting testimony
- Handle all the paperwork for your lawsuit
- Negotiate a fair settlement
- Represent you in a trial
When you work with us, your case will receive the personal attention it deserves.
Potential Compensation From a Tylenol Lawsuit
Acute liver failure can leave you with a long road to recovery and a mountain of medical bills. You may have also missed work, adding to your financial stress. You can pursue recovery for these losses, along with others.
A settlement or verdict may compensate you for:
- Current medical expenses, including emergency room care, hospitalizations, surgeries, liver transplants, and more
- Ongoing medical expenses for rehabilitative therapy, medications, and more
- Home modifications and medical equipment to help you cope with your injuries
- Lost wages, including benefits, sick leave, vacation time, and bonuses
- Reduced earning capacity if you cannot return to work or earn your pre-injury income
- Pain and suffering for your physical pain and emotional anguish
- Loss of quality of life if you suffer a permanent disability due to your injuries
When we calculate your damages, we will leave no stone unturned. We are not afraid to take on large corporations and fight for fair compensation.
Wrongful Death Damages
If you lost a loved one to acute liver failure after they took Tylenol, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Your family should be able to grieve in peace and honor your loved one’s memory. Medical bills and a loss of income can make the process even more devastating.
We can pursue awards for:
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Your loved one’s income they would have continued to provide
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering before their passing
- Lost wages if you had to take time off work to care for your loved one
- Funeral arrangements and burial expenses
We can handle the legal process while you spend time with your family.
Our Law Firm Can Take Your Case on Contingency
We understand that you are already facing financial hardship. The last thing we want is to add to it. We can help by taking your case on contingency.
When you work with us, you don’t have to worry about upfront fees or hourly rates. We take our payment from any settlement or verdict we win on your behalf. This way, we can start working on your case immediately.
Hire One of Our Mass Tort Lawyers in South Carolina Today
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers have helped many people with class action cases for dangerous drugs and defective products. We want to help you recover fair compensation to account for your recovery needs.
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