Many consumers are concerned about recent reports about Tylenol (acetaminophen) recalls, as well as potential liver damage that can occur when taking the over-the-counter pain medication. It is often very easy to take too much of the drug, especially when Tylenol is combined with other drugs like cold medicine, which might also contain acetaminophen in its composition.
Lawsuits Currently Pending in Courts Nationwide
According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Consumer Update, people who take Tylenol and other acetaminophen-based medicines need to be aware of how much of the drug they are consuming because it can potentially produce severe liver side effects. Moreover, the symptoms of liver damage might be slow to appear, which makes taking too much of the pain reliever easy to do, because symptoms will not present themselves right away. The FDA has suggested that consumers carefully read labels to determine how much acetaminophen they are taking, to prevent liver damage, as it can be fatal in some cases.
To date, there are Tylenol lawsuits pending in courts nationwide, as well as a group of Tylenol lawsuits that have been consolidated into a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL), currently underway in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. There have not been any trials or settlements offered from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Products, the manufacturer of Tylenol, but the number of lawsuits is increasing as more people come forward to seek compensation for injuries suffered because of the popular over-the-counter drug. The majority of current lawsuits are still in the pretrial phase, with no word yet as to when trials will begin.
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, 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.