How Safe is Acetaminophen?
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in a number of prescription and over-the-counter pain medications, may not be nearly as safe as has traditionally been thought. The FDA has recently warned that doses of acetaminophen that exceed 325 mg may significantly increase the risk of liver damage.
Urging doctors against prescribing higher doses, the FDA stated that the risk of liver damage was not canceled out by benefits of larger amounts of acetaminophen. However, this particular warning has not been applied to over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol.
Have You Been Injured?
In recent years, a number of product liability lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of medications containing acetaminophen. Liver damage is common with overuse of this product, but sufficient warnings have never been in place to help protect consumers against injury. Tylenol has recently taken steps to increase warning labels on its Extra Strength products, but this action is far too late for many victims of this potentially dangerous medication.
Victims of acetaminophen injury may be entitled to seek compensation through legal action. The Vermont and New Hampshire product liability attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss would be happy to review your case free of charge to help you determine if you have cause to file suit.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced product liability attorneys, please contact The Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today. We serve victims of dangerous medications throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.