Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of Tylenol products, has experienced several recalls on various forms of Tylenol over the years. Tylenol has been linked to a high risk of liver failure and kidney failure, especially when taken by elderly or dehydrated people. The active ingredient in Tylenol, acetaminophen, is the main culprit for liver damage. In the U.S., it is the cause of about 200 fatal overdoses and 56,000 emergency room visits each year.
At Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne & Le Clainche, P.A., we represent clients across the country who are injured or encounter medical complications in connection to defective drugs, brand name and generic. Pharmaceutical companies have powerful defense teams and vast resources at their disposal, but an experienced attorney can counter their attempts to skirt liability. We can hold big drug companies accountable, pursue maximum compensation for your injury, and work to force the companies more actively address serious and potentially critical safety issues.
The Continuous Dangers of Tylenol
Tylenol has posed significant health risks to consumers and patients ever since its creation. Johnson & Johnson has been forced to lower the maximum dosage for several Tylenol products because of the real possibility of "staggered overdoses." Over several successive days, too much acetaminophen causes more deaths due to liver damage than deaths due to deliberate suicides by a single overdose.
A "staggered overdose" does not necessarily require a person to exceed the recommended maximum daily dosage. In fact, it rarely does. A person might suffer from serious liver damage even by remaining below the daily limit, which is part of the reason that Johnson & Johnson finally decided to alter the warning label on Tylenol.
Still, just one dose of Tylenol could throw any unsuspecting person into liver failure.
Acetaminophen in thousands of over-the-counter and prescription medicines taken for headaches, fever, sore throats and chronic pain. It is the active ingredient in prescription painkillers such as Percocet and Vicodin, and it is also in nonprescription pain relievers, including NyQuil and some Sudafed products.
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Our West Palm Beach Tylenol drug litigation lawyers can pursue your full compensation for the recovery you deserve with dedication and vigor. We handle complex product liability cases against major corporations that require extensive legal knowledge and access to resources and a network of experts to build a strong case on your behalf. We fight for your rights and advocate in your best interests.
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If you or a loved one has been harmed by using Tylenol, contact a West Palm Beach Tylenol drug litigation lawyer at Babbitt, Johnson, Osborne & Le Clainche, P.A. Call us at 561-684-2500 or toll free at 888-666-0523. We are dedicated to ensuring that individuals receive the highest-quality legal representation available.