Tylenol, once a ubiquitous bottle in medicine cabinets in millions of homes, has now become an embattled drug that many people are wary of taking. The popular pain reliever/fever reducer has been recalled due to quality control issues in manufacturing plants, and has also come under fire for causing liver damage in people who inadvertently overdose on it.
There Have Not Been Any Tylenol Settlements to Date
In April 2013, a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) was formed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, to consolidate 27 Tylenol lawsuits that were filed in federal courts nationwide. While each lawsuit maintains its individuality, the group is assigned to one judge so that pretrial proceedings can be handled more efficiently. Since the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) voted to form the Tylenol MDL only two months ago, not much has happened.
Typically, it takes about two years for personal injury cases to reach the trial phase of litigation. Sometimes, the defendant will decide to settle out-of-court with plaintiffs, rather than let the cases proceed to trial. Right now, there has not been any word that McNeil Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Tylenol, has agreed to any settlements with plaintiffs. That, however, could change in time, depending on the number of lawsuits filed, and the amount of compensation plaintiffs seek for their injuries and expenses. Moreover, not everyone who alleges a Tylenol injury will qualify to file a lawsuit. It is best to discuss your situation with a qualified personal injury lawyer to decide how to proceed.
The Rottenstein Law Group will continually update this website with the latest information about Tylenol lawsuits, and other information relevant to the harms caused by this product.
The Rottenstein Law Group Advocates for Those Injured by Tylenol
The Rottenstein Law Group is a New York-based, national personal injury law firm that represents individuals who have been injured by dangerous prescription, and over-the-counter drugs, and defective medical devices. Our lawyers have over 25 years of collective experience helping plaintiffs obtain compensation for unforeseen medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
If you feel you have cause to sue McNeil and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturers of Tylenol, for injuries suffered from recalled Tylenol products, our lawyers are here to help. Fill out the confidential contact form, or call 1-888-976-8529 today, to get your claim evaluated free of charge.