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March 27, 2013 / Amanda Greenburg

Tylenol Products Liability Claim Filed in Philadelphia Federal Court

Another products liability claim was filed against PPC and Tylenol for failure to warn users that Tylenol and Tylenol PM could cause acute liver failure.  This is just one of the many recently filed claims against the popular pain reliever.

The lawsuit was filed by Krista Elaine Bolick, who purchased the product in or about March 2010.   She claims her liver failed as a result of ingesting Tylenol, even though she took the product at the “appropriate times and in appropriate amounts for therapeutic purposes and within the recommended daily doses for the product.”  Despite using it as recommended, Bolick required emergency room care in spring of that year for acute liver failure.

Tylenol-Extra-StrengthBollick alleges the active ingredient in Tylenol, acetaminophen, causes consumers to suffer from liver damage and acute liver failure.  The lawsuit states “the potential for acetaminophen-induced liver damages and failure have been well documented and well known to the Defendants for many years.”  Bollick also alleges that Tylenol over-promoted their product, including over-promoting its safety and efficacy.

This case is the latest in a growing number of lawsuits filed against the manufacturers of Tylenol. Many Tylenol consumers complain of similar problems.   On January 17, 2013, a petition for coordination of all the actions was filed.  On March 21, 2013, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation heard the parties arguments as to why the case should be coordinated.   A decision regarding coordination should be made relatively soon.

If you or someone you love has suffered from Tylenol related injury, please contact Khorrami, LLP for a private consultation.

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