If an accidental overdose of Tylenol (acetaminophen) caused you or your loved one to suffer a liver injury or liver failure, you may be seeking justice through a Tylenol class action lawsuit.
Tylenol Class Action Lawsuit
More than 100 individual lawsuits have already been filed in a federal Multi-District Litigation (MDL), which is similar to a class action. It is likely that this litigation will grow to include hundreds or thousands of lawsuits.
What is the problem with Tylenol?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an ingredient in more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medications, including dozens of cough, cold, flu, allergy, and fever remedies. Tylenol is also an ingredient in some opioid painkillers, such as Vicodin and Percocet.
Although millions of people have Tylenol in their medicine cabinet, many do not realize that an overdose can cause severe liver injury or acute liver failure within 48-72 hours. In fact, Tylenol is responsible for 60,000 overdoses every year (about half of which are accidental), more than 25,000 hospitalizations, 2,000 cases of liver failure, and more than 450 deaths every year.