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How Tylenol May Cause Liver Damage
One of the livers main functions is to clean toxins and waste products from the body. When Tylenol reaches the liver, it can break down into other chemicals. Tylenol breaks down into a harmful toxin known as NAPQI. Glutathione will normally breakdown NAPQI into a non-toxic chemical, but it doesn’t for everyone. When NAPQI accumulates and isn’t broken down it can result in liver failure.
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Acetaminophen Danger in Tylenol
In January 2011, the FDA announced the link between Tylenol and liver damage. The FDA ordered prescription drugmakers to limit acetaminophen amounts to only 325mg and to ad Black Box Warnings of liver damage. Unfortunately, the FDA’s orders did not affect Tylenol, because it is an over-the-counter acetaminophen.
Many people who took other medicines were unaware that they contained acetaminophen. Someone who took those medications and Tylenol could have had an acetaminophen overdose and suffered from liver failure.
Possible Injuries From Tylenol
Tylenol may cause acute liver failure and sudden liver failure. People who have been hospitalized due to liver failure and have taken Tylenol may be eligible to file suit. Tylenol may have also caused some to have received liver transplants. Tylenol is also accused of sometimes causing death from liver failure.
Tylenol Lawsuit Allegations
The allegations against Tylenol are numerous. Some lawsuits believe Tylenol carried inadequate warnings. There is also a belief that Tylenol is more dangerous than other pain relievers and therefore creates an unreasonable increased risk of liver failure. Some lawsuits allege that medical providers were not given adequate training and instruction for the appropriate use of Tylenol. The lawsuit alleges that Tylenol over-promoted its product for safety and efficacy.
People at Risk for Tylenol Liver Damage
People who are malnourished may be at risk for liver damage from using Tylenol. People who are using two different type of acetaminophen medications may be at risk for an overdose and liver failure.
Compensation for Tylenol Injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered liver damage from Tylenol, you may be entitled to compensation. You may be eligible for losses from medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Families who file a wrongful death claim against Tylenol may be entitled to funeral costs, loss of projected earnings, and loss of companionship.
Children’s Tylenol Maker Pleads Guilty
NBC News is reporting that the maker of Children’s Tylenol® plead guilty to federal criminal charges that it knowingly sold over-the-counter liquid medicine that contained metal particles. McNeil Consumer Healthcare has acknowledged that it failed to take corrective steps to prevent metal particles from ending up in the children’s medicine. The company has agreed to pay $25 million in damages.
According to Fox News, court documents show that nickel, iron, and chromium were present in many bottles of Children’s Tylenol. This apparently went on throughout the years of 2009 and 2010. Prosecutors argued that McNeil did not take any steps to correct the problem after they learned about it.
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