Acetaminophen Injury Lawyers

Acetaminophen is one of the most widely used over-the-counter painkillers on the market and can be found in more than 100 different nonprescription products, including DayQuil® and Tylenol®. It is also used in combination with prescription drugs such as Darvocet® and Percocet®.

The drug’s common use increases the risk of accidental overdoses, which are the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States.

If you or a loved one took a drug containing acetaminophen and were diagnosed with liver damage or liver failure, received a liver transplant, or if a loved one died from liver disease, you may be entitled to compensation. Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough can help protect your rights if you’ve suffered from acetaminophen side effects.

Acetaminophen Overdose Risk

Acetaminophen is found in prescription and over-the-counter drugs in different dosages, which can make it difficult to determine whether or not you’ve taken too much. Overdoses often lead to severe liver damage or failure and even death.

Physical signs of an acetaminophen overdose may not occur until 12 or more hours after taking the drug, and can include:

  • abdominal pain,
  • appetite loss,
  • coma,
  • convulsions,
  • diarrhea,
  • irritability,
  • jaundice,
  • nausea,
  • sweating,
  • upset stomach,
  • and vomiting

In an effort to reduce the risk of overdose, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) safety announcement was issued asking pharmaceutical companies to limit the strength of acetaminophen in prescription drugs. The FDA also announced the addition of warnings outlining the risk of allergic reaction and the potential for severe liver injury on labels of prescription drugs containing acetaminophen.

Get the Help You Deserve

At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, we’ve been fighting for the rights of injured victims for more than 30 years, and we want to fight for you, too. Our drug injury attorneys can protect your rights to compensation if you’ve suffered from the side effects of acetaminophen. Contact us today to get the experienced legal representation you deserve—just dial (800) 210-8503 or complete a free initial consultation form.

Dayquil® is a registered trademark of the Procter & Gamble Company, and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question.

Percocet® is a registered trademark of Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question.

Tylenol® is a registered trademark of McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc., and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question.

Darvocet® is a registered trademark of Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and is used here only for the purpose of identifying the product in question.

This law firm is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or associated with Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.; the Proctor & Gamble Company; or Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc.