Have You Suffered Liver Damage From Taking Acetaminophen?

One of the most popular and trusted medications on the market has been linked to liver damage or injury. Acetaminophen is the generic name for Tylenol. Although acetaminophen is very effective for managing pain, taking too much can increase your risk for serious liver damage.

Do you know how much acetaminophen you are taking?

Acetaminophen is contained in more than 200 medications, but many drug labels do not include the name Tylenol. So although the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends no more than 4,000 milligrams of acetaminophen per day, many consumers don't realize how much of the drug they're actually ingesting.

That's why, if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with liver disease or liver failure as a result of acetaminophen use, you should contact a Toledo drug recall attorney at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd. We will determine if you have a legal right to compensation and help you protect your rights. Call 419-408-9431 to schedule your free consultation.

A widely used painkiller that may increase the risk of liver damage

Americans take more than 8 billion tablets or capsules of Tylenol every year, statistics from Medicine Net show.  That makes Tylenol the most widely used painkiller. Popular acetaminophen-containing prescription drugs include Lortab, Percocet and Vicodin. Other over-the-counter (OTC) drugs include Thera-Flu and NyQuil. The presence of acetaminophen in so many drugs can make it easy to overdose.

People who accidentally overdose on Tylenol or other products containing acetaminophen may be at risk for liver damage or liver failure. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite

About  500 accidental deaths occur per year along with thousands of liver-related injuries, according to the FDA. If you or a loved one has flu-like symptoms after taking medications containing acetaminophen, contact the Toledo drug recall lawyers at Elk & Elk. We have the determination, resources and experience to help protect your rights after being injured by unsafe medications.

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If you believe you have a medical malpractice case, contact our Toledo drug recall attorneys. During a free initial consultation, we will review your case and explain your rights. Call Elk & Elk today at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or fill out our no-obligation contact form to get started. Be sure to ask about our no fee promise.

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