Johnson & Johnson Adds New Warning to Tylenol

By Joe Messa

Sep 09
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By Colin from Los Angeles, USA (tylenol) via Wikimedia Commons

Philadelphia personal injury lawyers say that Extra Strength Tylenol will have a different look beginning next month as Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will add a red warning to the medication. The new warning is intended to advise consumers of the risks associated with ingesting too much of the over-the-counter drug. Acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, has been linked to liver damage and could pose risks, including liver failure and death, when taken in large doses.

Acetaminophen is found in more than 600 medicines and is the most-common cause of liver failure in the U.S. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the agency is currently investigating appropriate acetaminophen levels for over-the-counter products. Two years ago, the FDA cut the amount of acetaminophen allowed in prescription products to 325 milligrams per pill. Officials for the agency also said it would require warning labels on those products warning consumers about acetaminophen and rare, but serious skin reactions that could occur as a result of its use.

According to reports, the new caps on Extra Strength Tylenol will read: “Contains Acetaminophen” and “Always Read the Label.”

Personal Injury Lawyers Have Filed Multiple Cases Against Johnson & Johnson, McNeil Related to Liver Damage

Multiple cases have been filed in federal court in Pennsylvania alleging that McNeil failed to properly warn its consumers of the risks of liver toxicity associated with Tylenol. The cases are being heard by U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. In April, 27 pending cases were consolidated based on their common issues and allegations made by the plaintiffs.

The personal injury lawyers at Messa & Associates represent the families of three children who ingested Tylenol and later died as a result of liver failure.

New Jersey and Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers

The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving pharmaceutical and drug product injuries. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury lawyers and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you have suffered liver damage as a result of a Tylenol, an injury related to the use of a defective pharmaceutical drug product, or any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.


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