Tylenol Warnings

Tylenol Warnings

**Please note we are no longer accepting Tylenol cases**

Serious liver damage from Tylenol deserves serious compensation— compensation that the New York-based Sanders Law Firm can deliver. Our experienced team of product liability attorneys effectively leverages the contributions of investigators, healthcare experts and support staff, with a view to winning the most favorable outcomes for clients harmed by Tylenol.

Damages won in a Tylenol lawsuit can include:

  • Payment of past and present medical expenses
  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and reduction in future earning capacity
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of consortium (marital benefits such as spousal intimacy)
  • Projected loss of financial contribution

The personal injury lawyers at The Sanders Firm address the concerns of their clients with compassion and integrity, while aggressively pursuing justice on their behalf. This blend of conscientious, empathetic and trustworthy service with unswerving advocacy on behalf of aggrieved parties has kept us in business for over 40 years, engendering the trust of clients both old and new.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious liver damage or death because of Tylenol usage, consider a free consultation with The Sanders Firm. A no-charge initial review will assess your case and appropriate legal recourse. You can get started by calling 1-800-FAIR-PLAY.

Dangers of acetaminophen


Overdoses from acetaminophen send 56,000 people to emergency rooms and kill about 500 each year, according to the FDA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The drug is a leading cause of acute liver failure.

Cases of severe liver injury with acetaminophen have occurred in patients who:

  • Imbibed more than the prescribed dose of an acetaminophen-containing product in a 24-hour period
  • Took more than one acetaminophen-containing product at the same time
  • Drank alcohol while taking acetaminophen products

Inadvertent overdose from prescription combination drugs containing acetaminophen accounts for nearly half of all cases of acetaminophen-related liver failure in the United States, some of which end in liver transplant or death.

Because acetaminophen is widely used as an over-the-counter (OTC) pain and fever medication and is often combined with other ingredients, such as cough and cold ingredients, it can be unintentionally abused by uninformed consumers.

More than 600 common over-the-counter and prescription products used by nearly one in four American adults every week, including household brands like Nyquil cold formula, Excedrin pain tablets and Sudafed sinus pills, contain the ingredient acetaminophen.

Litigation over Tylenol side effects

Thanks to litigation, Johnson & Johnson has been updating Tylenol safety warnings since the 1990’s. A 1994 lawsuit brought by the former aid to President George H.W. Bush, Antonio Benedi, who fell into a coma and underwent an emergency liver transplant after mixing Tylenol with wine over dinner, generated the company’s first label warning (about liver damage when Tylenol is taken with alcohol).

A jury awarded Benedi $8.8 million in damages after concluding he was insufficiently warned by the drug manufacturer. Several years later the FDA made the alcohol warning mandatory for all manufacturers of acetaminophen.

Still, because more than a million Americans continue to take Tylenol, the risks of liver injury remain serious and many consumers have inadvertently suffered unforeseen costs.

Since June of last year alone, more than 187 Tylenol lawsuits have been filed across the country contending liver damage.

At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition

Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The Sanders Law Firm is a New York personal injury practice with offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.