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We represent clients in the following Personal Injury areas:
- Auto Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Brain Damage in Children
- Pharmaceutical Liability
- Tylenol Liver Damage
- Wrongful Death
- Professional License Defense
- Medicaid Recoupment Actions
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The Tylenol/Acetaminophen Attorney Experts
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, Excedrin, and other over-the-counter pain relievers, is the number one cause of acute liver failure in the United States according to the FDA. Over 50,000 visits to emergency rooms, 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths per year are directly related to acetaminophen.
Since the mid-1990's, studies have shown that acetaminophen, when combined with fasting or not eating properly, can cause liver damage. Most often the "fasting" occurs in people who are suffering flu-like symptoms (nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite), or dental pain, who are taking acetaminophen within recommended dose amounts.
Toliver & Gainer is the only firm in the nation that has pursued and resolved cases against the makers of acetaminophen products involving fasting or not eating properly. We have helped clients and their families across the country.
Toliver & Gainer is the nation's leading firm in handling Tylenol & acetaminophen liver injury cases. Our firm has been handling these cases for more than twelve years.
Our senior partner, Leroy Toliver, Pharm. D., R.Ph., J.D. is a former professor of pharmacy with a doctorate degree. He has been a successful trial attorney for twenty-nine years. He has an extensive "science-based" understanding of the harmful side effects of acetaminophen that big drug companies have been hiding from the public for years.
Don't rely on a firm that has never been involved in this litigation to represent you, contact our lawyers at Toliver & Gainer, where our experience, commitment, and results will serve you best.
Tylenol and Acetaminophen Overdose
A Risky Over-The-Counter Medicine
Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in over the counter pain relievers like Tylenol and Excedrin, is the number one cause of acute liver failure in the United States. A complete liver failure will result in the need of a liver transplant and if not caught in time death due to the liver failure. Current estimates indicate that there are over 450 deaths per year from acetaminophen induced liver failure. In addition, acetaminophen is regularly the cause of hospitalizations and other liver injuries and damages.
Acetaminophen can be hazardous as an over-the-counter medication, because taking just a small amount of acetaminophen over the recommended total daily dose (4 grams per day) may lead to liver injury. While the experts and makers of acetaminophen products disagree over the dose that can cause liver injury and liver failure, studies have shown that elevated liver enzymes (the precursor to liver damage) are present in doses less than 4 grams per day, the current recommended daily dose. Other studies indicate an increased risk for liver injury or liver failure when not eating properly while taking acetaminophen at the current recommended daily dose. The prior studies coupled with the manufacturer's knowledge, that 2.6 grams per day provides the maximum pain relief to 98% of the population, demonstrate that manufacturers are taking unnecessary risks with consumers' safety. The current recommended doses for "extra strength" acetaminophen tablets push the consumer to the "edge of safe". An unplanned overdose can happen by exceeding the recommended daily dose by only a small amount for a few days. This is further complicated by the fact that the symptoms of liver injury are vague, difficult to recognize and may closely resemble flu symptoms.
The FDA in a June 2009 advisory recommended a reduction of the recommended daily dose of all acetaminophen containing products because of the increased numbers of liver injuries, including total liver failure and death. http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ac/09/briefing/2009-4429b1-01-FDA.pdf