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Acetaminophen/Tylenol

Did you suffer from liver damage after taking Tylenol?

The Ohio drug recall attorneys at Elk & Elk are investigating cases of liver damage linked to the use of acetaminophen-containing pain medications.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with liver damage in connection with acetaminophen use, a drug recall lawyer at Elk & Elk Co., Ltd., can answer your toughest questions, determine whether you have a legal right to compensation and help get your life back on track.

To schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced attorneys, call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or contact us online. We never charge any fees upfront, and are always available.

One of the most widely used painkillers

Acetaminophen is one of the most commonly used painkillers in the United States. About 200 million prescriptions for acetaminophen-containing drugs (Lortab, Percocet and Vicodin) are filled in the U.S. each year, but those account for only 20 percent of the acetaminophen dispensed throughout the country in a year.

The rest is consumed by over-the-counter (OTC) drug takers who use medicines like Tylenol, Thera-Flu and NyQuil and may not even realize how much acetaminophen they're ingesting. Learn about the common OTC brands that contain acetaminophen.

It's easy to take too much acetaminophen without realizing

Many consumers are unaware that some prescription and over-the-counter drugs contain acetaminophen. While the FDA recommends no more than 4,000 milligrams of acetaminophen be ingested in a day, many patients inadvertently take much, much more, especially considering some OTC preparations containing the drug have as much as 750 milligrams in each dose.

Nearly 500 deaths a year are caused by drug-related liver damage as well as tens of thousands of emergency room.

Symptoms of Liver Damage

The first 24 hours

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Paleness (pallor)
  • Excessive sweating (diaphoresis)

The next 18 - 72 hours

  • Right upper quadrant abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Irregular heart beat
  • High blood pressure

72 - 96 hours

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Tenderness over the liver
  • Jaundice
  • Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
  • Bleeding (coagulopathy)
  • Loss of brain function
  • Multiple organ failure

If you have been diagnosed with liver damage after using acetaminophen call now for a free consultation

If you have been injured by acetaminophen, call the drug recall attorneys at Elk & Elk today at 1-800-ELK-OHIO or fill out our no-obligation contact form. At Elk & Elk, each lawyer on staff is equipped with the experience, the resources and the ability to protect the rights of those injured by prescription and OTC medication.

Don't wait another minute.  As soon as you provide us with the details of your injury, we can determine whether you have a case and get the ball rolling toward a normal life.