Tylenol and Liver Damage
Many people find themselves in this devastating situation due to acetaminophen or Tylenol overdose (and sometimes even from normal dosage) each year in the United States; most choose to pursue compensation for health damages. Although Tylenol has not yet been recalled, a recall at some time in the future cannot be ruled out.
How does acetaminophen overdose cause liver injury?
Liver damage from Tylenol or acetaminophen occurs when the enzymatic pathways of the liver are blocked or overtaxed by too much of acetaminophen's poisonous molecular remains after being metabolized.
This toxic molecular residue from Tylenol (sometimes referred to as “NAPQI”) accumulates in the liver and causes damage—and sometimes acute liver failure. Many other factors can contribute to an acetaminophen or Tylenol overdose. Certain medications such as Phenobarbital, anti-seizure medications, and certain anti-tuberculosis drugs can significantly increase the risk for liver damage.
Chronic alcohol use and poor diet can also deplete the liver's glutathione—a substance critical to liver detoxification.
In addition, some people are just naturally more susceptible to acetaminophen overdose due to genetic reasons.
What to do if you've been affected
In many cases, a Tylenol lawsuit may be appropriate to help offset medical expenses, damages, and lost wages due to time out of work. The first thing to do is contact an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in pharmaceutical recalls and dangerous prescription drugs.
Why You Should Choose Ashcraft and Gerel
At Ashcraft and Gerel, our dedicated legal professionals devoted exclusively to dealing with Tylenol injury claims will take the time to review the specifics of your case and identify the best course of action.
With over 57 years of experience and a track record of success in dealing with large pharmaceutical and drug companies, we have the firsthand knowledge necessary to produce a successful outcome for your Tylenol personal injury case.
Contact Tylenol Lawsuit Firm Ashcraft and Gerel
If you believe that you, a friend, or a family member may have experienced signs of liver failure that it may be a result of taking Tylenol, please contact us immediately at 1-800-829-7037 or fill out our confidential analysis form for a free confidential consultation.