Have You Suffered Liver Damage From Taking Acetaminophen?

Tylenol has repeatedly made headlines this past year for a sequence of dangerous drug recalls. Now, a new study by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has linked acetaminophen, an ingredient found in the popular painkiller Tylenol, to liver damage and liver failure.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with liver disease or liver failure as a result of acetaminophen use, a Dayton drug recall attorney at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., can determine if you have a legal right to compensation so you can get your life back on track.

Call 937-353-4305 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.

A common drug that could lead to serious liver damage or liver failure

Acetaminophen is found in some of the most widely used painkillers available by prescription and over the counter (OTC). Every year, U.S. patients receive about 200 million prescriptions for drugs that contain acetaminophen, such as:

  • Lortab®
  • Percocet®
  • Vicodin®

Every year, customers purchase millions of over-the-counter drugs containing acetaminophen:

  • Tylenol®
  • Thera-Flu®
  • NyQuil®
Because acetaminophen is in so many products, it can be easy to take too much.

The FDA recommends no more than 4,000 milligrams of acetaminophen be ingested per day, but many consumers may not realize how much of the drug they have actually taken. The consequences of ingesting too much can involve liver damage or liver failure, with symptoms that include loss of appetite, nausea and vomiting. These symptoms may be mistaken for other illnesses like the flu.

As a result, the FDA sys there are 500 deaths per year and tens of thousands of hospital visits due to acetaminophen-related liver damage.

If you have been injured by acetaminophen or lost a loved one due to acetaminophen-related liver damage, you can rely on the Dayton lawyers at Elk & Elk for knowledgeable representation for cases involving drug recalls and injuries related to dangerous drugs. At Elk & Elk, each of our drug recall lawyers has the experience, knowledge and resources to protect your rights.

Were you diagnosed with liver damage after using acetaminophen? Talk to a lawyer today in a free consultation.

During a free consultation, our Dayton drug recall attorneys can determine whether you have a case and explain how we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We will not charge you fees unless we are successful in your case.

Call Elk & Elk today at 1-800-ELK-OHIO (1-800-355-6446).