1/5/12 – Messa & Associates Files Lawsuit in Tylenol Recall Case that Killed Toddler

By Joe Messa

Jan 05

Messa & Associates Files Lawsuit in Tylenol Recall Case that Killed Toddler

A lawsuit filed by Messa & Associates on behalf of the Estate of River Moore claims the two-year-old boy died after taking Very Berry Children Tylenol from a tainted batch.  The child suffered liver failure and died within a few days of taking the tainted Tylenol.

McNeil and Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturers of Tylenol, initiated a recall in 2010 when some of its products were allegedly contaminated with foreign materials due to an equipment-cleaning problem at its Fort Washington, Pa. plant.  Other recalls were issued because of a musty odor coming from the product.

Tylenol contains the active ingredient acetaminophen which has the potential to cause liver damage and even death when taken in large doses.  Acetaminophen causes three times as many cases of liver failure as all other drugs combined, and is the most common cause of acute liver failure in the United States.

The Philadelphia pharmaceutical and drug product injury attorneys at Messa & Associates are available to handle cases involving serious injuries and death related to the use of Tylenol.  We have handled dozens of cases involving drugs and drug product injuries and obtained verdicts and settlements for victims suffering from these injuries.  If you or a loved one has used Tylenol or any other acetaminophen product and suffered serious illness or death, please contact us at 1-877-MessaLaw.


About the Author

Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More