Does Tylenol Cause Liver Failure?
Did you know that acetaminophen (Tylenol) injuries send thousands of people to emergency rooms each year for treatment?
Recently, WRAL-TV spoke to a patient who suffered injuries after taking Tylenol. “My family called in a priest, and they gave me the last rites,” Antonio Benedi told the station.
Benedi used Extra Strength Tylenol at the recommended dose for a few days after coming down with the flu. Eventually, his liver began to fail and he was told he needed to have a transplant.
Benedi filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Tylenol, claiming they failed to warn him about the possible dangers of mixing the drug with alcohol. He was victorious in his lawsuit; however, WRAL did not report how much he received in damages.
Since the time of the lawsuit, Tylenol has gone on to lower recommended daily dosages. Sadly, each year, nearly 80,000 people are treated in emergency rooms due to injuries linked to Tylenol.
Acetaminophen products have been linked to:
- Acute or severe liver damage
- Abdominal pain or swelling
- Abnormal bleeding or bruising
- Liver failure
Frighteningly, the U.S. National Library of Medicine has reported that acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause for calls to Poison Control Centers.
Can I File a Tylenol Injury Lawsuit?
Our law firm investigates Tylenol injury claims. If you suspect that acetaminophen use has caused you to suffer liver complications, speak to our attorneys today. We can conduct an investigation and determine if you may be entitled to damages.
Time is of the essence if you have a Tylenol claim—depending on where you live, your case may be subject to time limits in which you must file a claim. Make sure you speak to our attorneys.
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ZK’s Tidbit: It is estimated that acetaminophen overdoses are responsible for nearly 50 percent of all acute liver failures in the U.S.