The dangerous drug attorneys at the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky can provide legal advice and representation to individuals and families considering pursuing an Acetaminophen lawsuit. In order for a plaintiff to secure a maximum settlement in litigation of an Acetaminophen claim, regardless of whether in an individual lawsuit or in a class action lawsuit, it is crucial that the law firm representing you have a competent and experienced team of Acetaminophen lawyers to guide you through all of the legal hurdles as well as sufficient funding (litigation funding or legal finance) to cover pharmaceutical litigation costs. Contact an Acetaminophen attorney today to schedule a free consultation and take your first step to obtaining compensation for losses caused by Acetaminophen side effects.
Acetaminophen, which is also known as Paracetamol, is one of the one commonly taken drugs in the world. Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter analgesic, which is a more scientific name for a pain killer. It is used to treat minor pain, such as headaches and other cold symptoms. Sometimes it is combined with opioids to create painkiller pills such as Percocet and Lortab.
Although Acetaminophen is ubiquitous and generally harmless, it does have some serious side effects. It also has some dangerous counterindications. For example, combining Acetaminophen and alcohol greatly increases the possibility of causing serious liver injury.
It has been clinically proven that taking excess amounts of Acetaminophen can cause liver damage; however, what is of greater concern is the fact that some people who take regular doses might also sustain liver damage. In 2009, the makers of over-the-counter Acetaminophen products had to include a warning label on bottles about the increased risk of liver damage.
In January 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated that makers of opioid-acetaminophen combinations limit the amount of Acetaminophen in the pills. Furthermore, the FDA mandated black box warnings on these products.
It is estimated that about 800 liver injuries occur in the United States each year as a result of Acetaminophen. It is not clear how many of these injuries occur as a result of non-sanctioned use and how many of these injuries occur as a result of sanctioned use. Liver damage can potentially be fatal in the case of liver failure.
Because Acetaminophen was invented over fifty years ago, the US patent for the drug has long since expired. Thus, the drug is produced by a variety of different manufacturers. Some of the most common brands of Acetaminophen include:
However, Acetaminophen is used in combination with a variety of other drugs. Some of these brands include:
Patients are advised to carefully look at the medication that they are taking and make sure that the acetaminophen dosage is not too high. That being said, even normal doses can cause serious liver injury and liver failure.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of Acetaminophen adverse effects, an Acetaminophen law firm can help you procure the compensation you are rightly due. Contact one of our unsafe drug lawyer today to schedule a free and confidential case consultation.
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