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When you are injured it’s a stressful time, especially when the injuries are the result of another person’s negligence or actions. At Hughes and Coleman, our job is to help those who have been injured in Kentucky or Tennessee.
With more than a million people residing in the two states, residents of Kentucky and Tennessee are exposed to a multitude of potential accidents. Freeways, highways, and city streets pose a daily threat to residents. As the traffic grows so do the number of motor vehicle accidents.
The following is a list of practice areas in which the attorneys at Hughes and Coleman are experienced and proven. Click on an area to discover a wealth of information on each topic. If you have been affected by any of the following, contact Hughes and Coleman Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.
Millions of people may have been affected by recent Tylenol® recalls. There have been a number of recalls for several Tylenol® products. Many prescription and non-prescription medications contain acetaminophen in combination with other medications.
Adverse Acetaminophen Side Effects
A Tylenol® or acetaminophen overdose occurs if a person takes too much of the medication, or, more commonly, if a person takes Tylenol with other medications that contain acetaminophen.
Acetaminophen liver damage is serious. Symptoms may not even be recognized right away because they take time to appear. The early signs of Tylenol and/or acetaminophen liver damage or liver failure include:
|• abdominal pain||• appetite loss||• coma||• convulsions||• diarrhea||• irritability||• jaundice||• nausea|
|• flu like symptoms||• upset stomach||• vomiting||• sweating|
Taking too much acetaminophen can have serious health effects, which include liver damage, liver failure, serious liver injury, liver transplant, overdose and death.
A warning has been added to all prescription products containing acetaminophen that highlights the risk of severe liver injury and allergic reactions, such as swelling of the face, mouth, and throat, difficulty breathing, itching, or rash.
Acetoaminophen Research & Studies
Taking more than the recommended amount of acetaminophen or unknowingly combining products that contain acetaminophen can cause liver damage, ranging from abnormalities in liver function blood tests, to acute liver failure, and in some cases even death.
Taking just a small amount of acetaminophen over the daily maximum dose of 4 grams per day can lead to liver damage. When alcohol is used or a person already has liver disease, the problem is exacerbated, because these individuals have a tougher time in flushing acetaminophen from their bodies.
Studies from the 1990's illustrated a direct link between the use of acetaminophen and liver failure. One study showed that half of the cases ended up in an accidental overdose.
More recently, reports from a number of hospital studies have found approximately 42,000 people visit the emergency rooms every year because of acetaminophen overdoses, and half of these were accidental.
The FDA has asked drug manufacturers to limit the amount of acetaminophen in their products to 325 mg per tablet, capsule, or dosage unit, to help prevent the chance of accidental overdose and subsequent liver damage.
Our Drug Injury Lawyers Can Help
If you or someone you know has been affected by a drug injury, Hughes & Coleman wants to help. We help people nationwide get the compensation they deserve. Call 800-800-5200 or fill out a free consultation form today.