Tylenol Liver Damage Lawyer
Johnson & Johnson agrees to label Extra Strength Tylenol® with stronger warnings

In recent months complaints have been filed against major drug companies including Johnson & Johnson alleging that the main ingredient known as acetaminophen causes liver damage. Acetaminophen is used in many popular over the counter medications such as Extra Strength Tylenol® because of its ability to relieve pain and reduce fever.

A recent claim by a Puerto Rican native and her family came forth against Johnson & Johnson alleging that Extra Strength Tylenol caused her to suffer from liver damage. According to her complaint, Extra Strength Tylenol was taken to relieve a mild headache. Later that evening she found herself ill with an upset stomach and decided to take two more of the pain relieving tablets. A few days later she felt pain in her stomach and rushed to the hospital where she was given two more Extra Strength Tylenol tablets. One week later, her skin allegedly turned pale yellow, and she was diagnosed with liver damage by her doctor.

Similar complaints have been filed against Johnson & Johnson stating that use of Extra Strength Tylenol causes liver damage. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that large amounts of acetaminophen are the leading cause for liver failure in the United States. Annually 50,000 people visit the emergency, 25,000 people are hospitalized, and over 450 deaths occur annually as a result of overdose.

In July of 2011, Johnson & Johnson agreed to lower dosage recommendations and began to label Extra Strength Tylenol with stronger warnings including liver damage and liver failure.

Contact a Tylenol Liver Damage Lawyer today.


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