The defective drug attorneys can help if you have suffered liver failure as a result of tylenolTylenol is an over-the-counter medication that is present in almost every medicine cabinet in America.  For decades, manufacturers have touted the painkiller as virtually side effect free, making it the medication of choice for many adults and even children and babies.

However, in the past few years, reports of serious side effects associated with Tylenol (generically known as acetaminophen) have surfaced.  When dosage limits are exceeded, individuals may suffer serious liver damage and even liver failure.  And because acetaminophen appears in many different medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, it is often difficult for patients to keep track of the total amount of acetaminophen that they consume in any given day.  This makes an overdose possible with even the most careful individuals.

If you have suffered liver problems and suspect that Tylenol is the cause, contact an attorney at Kirkendall Dwyer LLP to discuss your case.  Our experienced and compassionate attorneys can give you the immediate answers that you need.  We invite you to browse the information on our website and then contact us for a free case review.

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ProPublica Offers Nine Ways to make Tylenol Safer

ProPublica, the investigative newsroom that has often discussed issues of drug safety and pharmaceutical company behavior, recently published an article entitled “Nine Ideas to Make Tylenol and Other Acetaminophen Drugs Safer”.  In the piece ProPublica journalists offer the following ideas to make the drug safer for public use and hopefully decrease the number of users…

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Past Tylenol Label Updates and Dosage Changes

The latest change to the Tylenol packaging is that the cap of the product will now read “Contains Acetaminophen” and “Always Read the Label.”  Click here to read more about this latest change. However, this is not the first time Tylenol has added new warnings to its label.  In 1994, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary McNeil…

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Johnson & Johnson to Update Tylenol Cap

Beginning in October, bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol sold in the United States will come with a new cap warning the following: “Contains Acetaminophen” and “Always Read the Label”.  The label will then state that the product contains acetaminophen, overdoses of which are the leading cause of sudden liver failure. Johnson & Johnson’s McNeil unit…

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