New Labels on Tylenol Warning of Acetaminophen Injuries
September 18, 2013
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, acetaminophen overdose sends approximately 80,000 people to the emergency room and causes the death of 500 more every year. Most of these hospitalizations and deaths are a result of liver damage sustained when too much acetaminophen is ingested, an issue that has resulted in a number of pharmaceutical injury claims in the past several years.
If you or a loved one has been injured while taking an over-the-counter medication, please contact Wapner Newman or call 800.529.6600 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our New Jersey product liability attorneys.
New Label, Same Danger
In the wake of several product liability lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Tylenol, new bottles of the Extra Strength formula will have a warning on the cap, instructing users to read the directions on the label prior to use. This is a step towards protecting consumer safety, but it is important to remember that a warning on a product does not necessarily waive a corporation’s liability when their product causes harm.
If you or a loved one has been injured after taking Tylenol, please contact one of the experienced product liability lawyers at our firm today. We will assess your case, discuss your rights, and help you determine the most effective course of action.