Tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the most widely used drugs in the United States for treating pain and fever. People often think that Tylenol is extremely safe. However, it can be deadly if taken in large doses or if an allergic reaction occurs.
Tylenol side effects can include liver damage and Stevens Johnson Syndrome – a rare but potentially fatal skin disorder.
Hundreds of millions of dollars in Tylenol lawsuit settlements have been awarded to victims of Tylenol side effects and their families.
If you think you have a case, get a free legal review today.
Tylenol Overdose and Liver Failure
Acetaminophen overdose is one of the most common poisonings worldwide. It is also the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States. Close to 1,600 cases of liver failure, 450 deaths and 56,000 emergency-room visits are attributed to acetaminophen overdose each year.
On April 1, 2013, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) centralized 27 personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits alleging that plaintiffs or their loved ones suffered injuries or died from liver damage caused by various Tylenol products. The new Tylenol liver damage MDL is known as In re: Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2436, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Possible signs of a Tylenol overdose and/or liver failure symptoms include:
- Loss of appetite
- Extreme tiredness
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Pain in the upper right part of the stomach
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Flu-like symptoms
Tylenol Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS)
Stevens Johnson Syndrome is a severe allergic reaction to medication that begins with flu-like symptoms and a skin rash, and can lead to blistering, severe peeling, open sores, and even death. About 5% to 15% of patients with Stevens Johnson Syndrome die.
SJS recovery can take weeks to months, depending on the severity of the situation, which can rack up thousands of dollars in medical bills. If it progresses to Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, the results can be fatal.
A Stevens Johnson Syndrome lawsuit is often the only way patients can recover money from a drug maker for inadequately warning them about the risk of this potential fatal side effect.
Obtain a Free Tylenol Lawsuit Review
If you or a loved one experienced Tylenol side effects like liver failure, liver damage or Stevens Johnson Syndrome, you may be eligible to file a Tylenol lawsuit.
Submit your information for a free legal review from a skilled Tylenol lawyer. If you have a case, the personal injury lawyers at Greg Jones Law will contact you to discuss your legal rights at no cost or obligation.
Call 1-800-481-5707 or submit your information now!