Tylenol FAQs

Published on June 21, 2013 by Sandy Liebhard

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Why are Tylenol lawsuit claims being filed?

Tylenol, one of the most popular over-the-counter painkillers on the market, and other Tylenol-brand medications contain acetaminophen. Excessive doses of acetaminophen have been associated with serious liver damage and liver failure. In fact, acetaminophen overdose is the number one cause of liver damage and necrosis (liver failure) in the U.S. Plaintiffs who have filed a Tylenol lawsuit claim that Johnson & Johns failed to provide consumers with adequate warnings regarding the risk of Tylenol liver failure.

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How do I know if I qualify to file a Tylenol liver damage lawsuit?

If you or a loved one suffered a sudden and serious liver injury within a week of using a Tylenol-brand medication, you may be eligible to file a Tylenol liver damage claim if the injury resulted in:

  • Hospitalization
  • Need for a liver transplant
  • Death

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What are the symptoms of Tylenol liver failure?

The symptoms of Tylenol liver necrosis include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sweating
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Unexplained bleeding or bruising
  • Pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • Flu-like symptoms

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How many Tylenol liver injury lawsuits have been filed so far?

As of August 2013, 85 product liability claims alleging Tylenol liver necrosis had been filed in federal courts around the country. But because hundreds of additional filings are expected, all federally-filed Tylenol lawsuits have been consolidated in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

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Should I join a Tylenol class action lawsuit?

Lawsuits alleging Tylenol death or injury are being filed on behalf of individual plaintiffs. A Tylenol class action lawsuit would not be appropriate for these types of claims, because plaintiffs have alleged injuries of varying severity. As such, the level of compensation that could be recovered will differ greatly from claim to claim. A Tylenol class action lawsuit would only be appropriate if all plaintiffs were asking for similar levels of compensation.

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What is my Tylenol lawsuit worth?

The compensation you may be entitled to will depend upon the severity of your injury. For instance, someone who required a Tylenol liver transplant has the potential to recover more compared to someone who recovered from their injury without such extreme intervention. However, anyone who suffered a severe injury due to a Tylenol overdose could be entitled to compensation for all of the damages related to their illness, including:

  • Past and future medical bills
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of quality of life

Because every case is different, we urge you to contact Bernstein Liebhard LLP to learn more about the compensation that could be due victims of Tylenol liver failure.

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Have any Tylenol lawsuits been settled?

So far, there have not been any Tylenol settlements for liver failure claims. While nothing is guaranteed, drug makers often do choose to settle claims when they face a large number of lawsuits rather than go to trial. Only time will tell if this could be the case for the Tylenol liver failure litigation.

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How long might it take for the Tylenol litigation to be resolved?

Generally, it takes about two years for a product liability lawsuit to be resolved. While there is a chance that Tylenol lawsuits will settle before there are any trials, this is not likely to happen until both sides have deposed witnesses, conducted discovery, and fully prepared their cases.

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How soon should I file my Tylenol liver injury lawsuit?

If you suffered a Tylenol liver injury, it’s important to start the process of filing your lawsuit as soon as possible. All product liability claims are subject to statutes of limitations that impose very specific deadlines for injured people to pursue legal claims. These deadlines vary from state to state. One of the first things your attorney will do if you choose Bernstein Liebhard LLP for your case will be to research the statute of limitations issues that apply to ensure the claim is not time-barred. If you move forward, our legal staff will make sure your Tylenol lawsuit is filed in a timely manner to avoid any statute of limitations issues.

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What type of information will my Tylenol lawyer need from me?

If you’re planning on filing a Tylenol lawsuit, you should start tracking all of the out-of-pocket medical expenses related to your injury, as well the days you missed work due to your illness. You will need to keep your attorney up-to-date regarding this information. Your Tylenol lawyer will also be asking you to sign a release so that our legal staff can access your medical records. Further down the road, you may be required to testify at deposition, and possibly even at trial.

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How much will it cost to obtain a Tylenol lawsuit evaluation?

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free legal evaluations to victims of Tylenol liver necrosis. To arrange for your free consultation, simply call our office today at .

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How much will it cost to pursue a Tylenol lawsuit?

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is representing victims of Tylenol liver damage on a contingency basis. As such, you will not have to pay any legal fees unless our Firm is able to secure a settlement or judgment on your behalf. Then, your legal fees will be taken directly out of your recovery. The details of this arrangement will be clearly spelled out in the retainer agreement you’ll sign if you choose Bernstein Liebhard LLP for your Tylenol lawsuit.

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Bernstein Liebhard LLP is located in New York, but I am not. Can you still represent me in my Tylenol lawsuit?

Yes. Though headquartered in New York City, Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a nationwide law firm. We are accepting Tylenol liver failure lawsuit clients from all 50 states.

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How do I start the process of filing a Tylenol lawsuit?

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating lawsuits on behalf of alleged victims of Tylenol liver failure, and our attorneys are available now to evaluate your case for free, and at no obligation to you. Since 1993, our Firm has helped hundreds of people injured by defective drugs and other consumer products, and we’ve recovered more than $3 billion for our clients. To learn how we can help you, please call for your free Tylenol lawsuit evaluation.

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A family member died of liver failure after taking Tylenol. What are my family’s legal rights?

If you’re loved one’s Tylenol liver injury proved fatal, your family could be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson. Compensation from your claim could include payment for medical bills, funeral expenses, and future lost wages. While there is no amount of money that can make up for your tragic loss, compensation from a Tylenol death lawsuit could ensure a secure financial future for you and your family.

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