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More Quality Control and Contamination Issues Linked to Tylenol Recalls

March 24, 2011

The problems for Johnson and Johnson are piling up, including recalls of acetaminophen related to severe liver damage and contamination issues which resulted in a shutdown of a McNeil Consumer Healthcare Plant in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Following a growing number of recalls of Tylenol products, the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a more widely seen and publicly accessible medical alert for contaminated versions of Tylenol last month.

Prior to the alert, many consumers may not have been aware that they had purchased and ingested contaminated Tylenol caplets. The recalls of Tylenol products now cover hundreds of thousands of Tylenol products. The concerns about Tylenol have ranged from reports of liver damage including liver failure caused by acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, to quality control issues resulting in too much acetaminophen in versions of the popular over-the-counter drug and contaminated medications reaching consumers.

If you or someone you love has suffered serious Tylenol-related side effects like liver damage or other serious side effects, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, accepts inquiries regarding defective medical products and dangerous drugs from those who have suffered serious side effects or injuries throughout Georgia and the U.S. We work hard for clients because we want the very best for them, and we want to be known as the best personal injury law firm in Georgia.

The extensive recall announced last month encompasses an arthritis pain reliever produced over the past three years, with problems believed to have been caused by contamination from a chemical involved in breakdown of pallets. The chemical contaminant 2,4,6-tribromoanisole somehow made it into empty medication bottles before they were filled with Tylenol caplets. The contamination has resulted in complaints of musty odor and symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. While these symptoms are relatively mild, they are alarming in the context of prior McNeil quality control problems that have resulted in too much acetaminophen ending up in Tylenol products. According to the FDA, acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause of liver failure.

If you have suffered serious liver damage or other serious side effects which may be a result of your use of Tylenol products or acetaminophen, contact Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law. Our experienced Georgia defective drug lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Personal Injury

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