Liver Injury Attorneys New York City
The liver is a vital organ that, when damaged, can cause serious illness or death. Liver damage can be sustained in virtually any number of ways, including as a result of defective or dangerous drugs. Hepatitis, cirrhosis, blood clots, cell death, and liver failure are just some of the types of damage that have been linked to various prescription and over-the-counter drugs-many of which are still on the market.
If you or someone you love has suffered drug-induced liver damage, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your financial and emotional losses.
For a complimentary consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney who can determine your eligibility to file a legal claim, please contact Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP today.
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Drug-Induced Liver Damage
The following are a few of the prescription and over-the-counter drugs that have been associated with liver injury:
- Tylenol (acetaminophen)—usually associated with chronic use and larger than recommended doses
- Ketek—a controversial antibiotic that has been linked to numerous cases of liver damage including drug-induced hepatitis, liver failure, and even death
- Certain anti-thyroid drugs, cancer drugs, antidepressants, and anti-anxiety drugs
- Naproxen, ibuprofen, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Oral contraceptives
- Zithromax, Z-Pack (azithromycin)
If you have taken a prescription or over-the-counter medication and are experiencing any symptoms associated with liver injury such as yellowing of the skin, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and/or loss of appetite, it is vital to seek immediate medical attention.
Your Legal Rights
Individuals who suffer drug-induced liver damage may be entitled to recover compensation related to their losses and injuries, including medical expenses, lost wages or earning capacity, mental anguish, and more. If you or someone you love has developed liver damage that you think may be related to an over-the-counter or prescription drug, you need to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Please contact the attorneys of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP today for a complimentary consultation. We can evaluate your case, inform you of your legal options, and advise you as to the best course of action.