A Lincoln County man has sued the makers of Tylenol PM, alleging the medication caused his liver to fail.

Melburn Knox of Whitefield filed the lawsuit Aug. 27 in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania against McNeil PPC Inc., McNeil Consumer Healthcare and Johnson & Johnson. He took the medication from July 1, 2008, through Sept. 13, 2009, resulting in acute liver failure, according to the complaint.

The suit accuses the companies of negligence, fraud and violation of consumer protection laws, and seeks punitive damages.

Jackie Farwell

I'm the health editor for the Bangor Daily News, a Bangor native, a UMaine grad, and a weekend crossword warrior. I never get sick of writing about Maine people, geeking out over health care data, and...