St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 29, 2012
The liver failure lawyers of The Onder Law Firm are providing free consultations to persons who have suffered from acute liver failure or severe liver damage after taking an acetaminophen-based pain relief medication such as Tylenol. Acetaminophen, which is the active ingredient in Tylenol products and many other pain relievers, is known to cause liver damage and even acute liver failure. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill conducted an acetaminophen research study in 2006. The study showed that taking the maximum dose of Extra Strength Tylenol as directed by the instructions on the bottle placed the user at risk of liver damage, with liver enzymes indicating liver failure becoming present in over a third of the test subjects after just four days. Despite a FDA Advisory Review Panel recommending that a warning for liver damage be added to the labels of Tylenol and other acetaminophen products in 1977; it wasn’t until five years after the University of North Carolina study that the FDA acted. The FDA limited the acetaminophen contents of all prescription drugs to just 325mg per tablet in January of 2011. Extra Strength Tylenol still contains 500mg of acetaminophen per tablet, although the maker of Tylenol has lowered the maximum daily dosage from 4,000mg to 3,000mg.
Tylenol and other acetaminophen-based products have been best-selling over-the-counter pain relief products for decades. Many of those who have thus far sought out the Tylenol liver failure lawyers at The Onder Law Firm have stated they took the maximum recommended dosage of Tylenol or another acetaminophen product because they believed over the counter medications to be safer instead of using a stronger prescription pain reliever they felt would have detrimental side effects. The Onder Law Firm is investigating claims of Tylenol liver failure and liver damage caused by other acetaminophen-based products. Anyone that has taken Tylenol and was diagnosed with acute liver failure or severe liver damage due to an acetaminophen overdose may be entitled to compensation. The Onder Law Firm will provide free case review to persons or families of persons having suffered liver damage or liver failure resulting from an acetaminophen overdose. The Tylenol liver failure lawyers of The Onder Law Firm provide experienced legal representation without fee unless they collect for their clients.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes inquiries from law firms in regards to handling or working as co-counsel on Tylenol liver lawsuits.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson have represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation and pharmaceutical litigation. The Onder Law Firm offers information pertaining to Tylenol liver failure at http://www.tylenolliverlawyer.com.