A recent report by market analysts found that more people are considering the potential relationship between liver damage and Tylenol and suggest that trust in one of the best-selling pain medications is deteriorating. For decades, Tylenol has been viewed as an effective and safe over-the-counter product. However, its active ingredient, acetaminophen, has been alleged to cause individuals across the U.S. to suffer from serious and possibly life-threatening liver damage.
Tylenol Liver Damage Relationship?
Due to the risks of liver damage associated with overdoses of acetaminophen, either from combining multiple products that contain the same ingredient or from taking too much Tylenol, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been striving to increase consumer awareness. Financial website The Motley Fool published a report in September 2014 that highlights how these recent efforts have impacted consumers and suggests that Tylenol now has the least brand loyalty of any other well-known over-the-counter pain reliever available today.
Brand Keys, a marketing research firm, released a Customer Loyalty Engagement Index in early 2014 that indicated that Tylenol’s brand loyalty fell behind Motrin, Excedrin, Bayer, Aleve, and Advil. According to Brand Keys, Aleve was the leader for the highest number of loyal customers.
Tylenol Liver Damage Lawsuits
While Tylenol was previously marketed as a safe drug with little risk for consumers, acetaminophen has been identified as one of the top causes of liver damage in the U.S. According to the FDA, the ingredient may be to blame for 50,000 annual emergency room visits, including 450 deaths and 25,000 hospitalizations each year.
However, due to insufficient warnings about the risk of Tylenol liver damage or combining products with too much acetaminophen, the FDA released a consumer update to inform consumers that there is no reliable way to predict who will develop liver damage as a result of a Tylenol overdose.
Johnson & Johnson has been named as a defendant in several Tylenol liver damage lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of plaintiffs in federal and state courts across the U.S. Patients claim that they suffered from liver failure and liver damage, and surviving family members are also alleging wrongful death of loved ones. A small number of lawsuits are proceeding through discovery to prepare them for bellwether trials. If you would like to learn more about joining the growing litigation, consider contacting Attorney Group.
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If you or a loved one took Tylenol for your pain relief needs and you subsequently developed liver damage, you may have legal options. Please contact Attorney Group for more information and to receive a free case evaluation to determine whether you are eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries. There is no cost to speak with us, and if you decide to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can help you throughout the legal process.