Lawsuits Blame Tylenol for Acute Liver Failure

December 18, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Consumers who suffered from liver failure after taking Tylenol (acetaminophen).
What Are the Allegations?
Lawsuits allege that consumers suffered from acute liver failure after taking Tylenol and that the drug's manufacturer failed to adequately warn the public of this risk.
Manufacturer
McNeil PPC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
FDA Warning
In January 2014, the FDA announced that doctors should stop prescribing drugs with more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage. The agency also said that it would be addressing over-the-counter drugs containing acetaminophen, such as Tylenol, in a separate regulatory action.
Type of Lawsuit
Mass Tort