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Federal Tylenol Liver Failure Lawsuit Will Proceed to Trial

federal tylenol liver lawsuit going to trialAccording to Reuters, a U.S. District Court judge has denied Johnson & Johnson and McNeil’s motions to dismiss claims in one of over 200 federal Tylenol liver failure lawsuits. Judge Lawrence Stengel, of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, confirmed the Tylenol liver failure bellwether trial, originally scheduled for October 26, could now go before a jury.

There are currently 212 Tylenol liver failure ...

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J&J Fined $25 Million over Tylenol Products Containing Metal Particles

johnson and johnson products have been found containing pieces of metalJohnson & Johnson’s subsidiary company, McNeil Consumer Healthcare, has agreed to pay $25 million in settlements after pleading guilty to selling infants’ and children’s over-the-counter liquid medicine containing metal particles, an AP article reports. McNeil admits failing to take proper action after finding that metal particles, including iron, nickel, and chromium, were introduced to Tylenol and Motrin products during manufacture at a plant in Fort ...

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Garlic Extract Shown to Help Prevent Tylenol Liver Toxicity

A recent study showed that an extract from fresh garlic may help protect the liver form acetaminophen toxicity. Acetaminophen toxicity, the result of the ingestion of too much acetaminophen, is a dangerous condition that can cause acute liver failure and death. Acetaminophen, an over the counter drug, is one of the most commonly used drugs in the United States today. The most common brand name for the drug is Tylenol.

The study found that garlic contains metabolites, ...

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Personal Injury Attorneys Help to Save Lives: The Public Benefits of Litigation

It has recently been reported that Johnson & Johnson has decided to put red warning labels on bottles of Tylenol in order to inform users of the potentially fatal risks of acetaminophen overdose. This is a testament to the usefulness of products liability litigation.

The move by Johnson & Johnson can be considered a response to a growing number of lawsuits concerning liver injuries and deaths caused by acetaminophen overdose, as well as increased FDA scrutiny and safety proposals that ...

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Johnson & Johnson Announces New Warnings For Extra Strength Tylenol

Risks of Liver Damage and Death Form Basis for Concern


Johnson & Johnson has announced that, beginning in October, bottles of Extra Strength Tylenol sold in the U.S. will be accompanied by new warnings and instructions. The warning will make it explicitly clear that the drug contains acetaminophen, a pain-relieving ingredient that is the nation’s leading cause of sudden liver failure. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, ...

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Tylenol/Acetaminophen MDL Formed to Address Liver Injury Lawsuits

A panel of Federal judges recently created a “Multi-District Litigation” to consolidate and speed up numerous Tylenol lawsuits that have been filed around the country. The proceeding, known as MDL 2436, was created by order of the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on April 1, 2013 and is currently assigned to U.S. District Judge Lawrence F. Stengel of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.

When creating the MDL, the Panel noted that the actions ...

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