A number of people sued McNeil and Johnson & Johnson after suffering liver damage. One of them is Charlotte Lee Thompson, a Florida woman who filed a lawsuit against the manufacturers of Tylenol in 2012. Thompson took Tylenol as directed for a few days and was rushed to the hospital where she was diagnosed with liver failure caused by the drug. She was hospitalized for almost two weeks to recover from Tylenol poisoning.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) pain relief medication used in the United States and around the world. The drug was first sold in 1955 as Tylenol Elixer for Children, and today millions of American adults and use the drug every week for common ailments such as head and body aches, colds and fevers. In fact, according to the U.S. (FDA), Americans bought 28 billion doses of products containing Tylenol in 2005 alone.
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