How Deadly is Tylenol?

Answer: VERY

Tylenol is a commonly taken over-the-counter drug. However, many people overlook the harmful effects this medication can have.

Consider these concerning facts about Tylenol:

  1. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the NO. 1 cause of liver failure in the U.S.
  2. In 2001, more than 40,000 people overdosed on the drug, resulting in 16,000 cases of liver failure.
  3. About half of all acetaminophen related overdoses are accidental.
  4. The difference between therapeutic and toxic doses is very small. While liver failure may occur at lower doses than 3,000 mg. per a 24-hour period, one Tylenol Extra Strength contains 500 mg. Also, use of alcohol in combination with the medicine activates enzymes that can cause liver damage. Several college students have died from this unfortunate combination.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a drug and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

Recent Posts
Popular Tags

Walter Clark Legal Group

Walter Clark Legal Group