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Tylenol Side Effects Links to Liver Damage

October 27, 2014

Tylenol is the most popular over-the-counter pain relief medication used by millions of people both in the United States and around the world to alleviate ailments such as aches, pain, colds, and fever. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Tylenol contains an active ingredient, acetaminophen, which serves as a painkiller and is used by people of all ages.  Although people have considered Tylenol to be a safe over-the-counter drug for both children and adults, studies indicate the dangers imposed by this common medication. A number of studies have shown that Tylenol is to blame for the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States. Furthermore, its usage may increase the risk for serious liver damage and poisoning that may lead to liver transplant and even death in some cases. For decades, this drug has been marketed as low risks for consumer, without adequately warning consumers of the serious side effects. The Food and Drug Administration has issued guidelines for the drug maker to include warning labels to their bottles alerting consumers of the potential risks associated with this drug, but did the warning come soon enough? For many, this warning came too late as they have already had to sustain hospitalization and injuries as a result of taking Tylenol. Johnson & Johnson failed to sufficiently warn consumers about the risk of developing liver damage and caused many to suffer as a result.

Legal Commentary:

People don’t normally associate the dangers of drugs such as causing liver failure with over-the-counter medicines since they are typically considered safe and effective, but when you find out that you have sustained serious injuries, what steps do you need to take? If you or someone you love developed liver damage or liver failure while taking Tylenol, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained.  It is important for you to explore your legal options by speaking to a qualified lawyer about this dangerous drug. Our experienced team of pharmaceutical lawyers at Fears|Nachawati Law Firm is currently investigating claims to ensure the victims are not burdened by medical expenses and seeks to compensate them for their pain and suffering. For a free attorney consultation, please call 1.866.705.7584 or send an email to

About the Author:

Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Tylenol liver failure victims and their families. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for the past six years in a row and has settled significant settlements for his clients. He is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Association of Justice. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee, and is on the Board of Directors for Public Justice. You may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you sustained—if you want to know about your your legal rights, contact Mr. Nachawati at 1.866.705.7584 or by email at for your free legal consultation.


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