The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, located in Philadelphia, is handling federal Tylenol liver failure lawsuit cases involving persons injured by ingesting Tylenol containing acetaminophen. Many users of Tylenol have suffered serious injuries including acute liver failure or death. It is not believed that Tylenol with acetaminophen is connected to liver cancer, bile duct obstruction, or cirrhosis.
The drug, which is manufactured by McNeil-PPC, Inc. (a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson, Inc.), includes the variations Tylenol Regular Strength, Tylenol Extra Strength, Tylenol Cold, Tylenol Sinus, Tylenol PM, and other products using the Tylenol name. It has been alleged that for many years the manufacturers were aware of the potential for liver damage and failure caused by acetaminophen, but over-promoted the safety and effectiveness of Tylenol products, and failed to adequately warn users of the risks of liver failure from these medications. It is also worth noting that Johnson & Johnson has recently announced that they are finally changing the warnings on Extra Strength Tylenol.
The federal court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania will be in charge of the Tylenol liver failure lawsuit MDL, which stands for Multi-District Litigation. MDLs are centralized locations for all federal cases involving a particular form of litigation, such as a drug or medical device, regardless of the jurisdiction in which any individual case was originally filed. The purpose is to make litigation easier for all parties, especially plaintiffs who can pool their resources and cooperate when suing large corporations.
The attorneys at Lopez McHugh have earned an excellent reputation from being involved in many MDLs, and have frequently held leadership positions in these complex lawsuits. If you believe you or a loved one has suffered liver failure from Tylenol with acetaminophen, contact Lopez McHugh for a free consultation about a possible Tylenol liver failure lawsuit. Use our contact form or call us at (877) 737-8525.