There are numerous articles citing this correlation. Some suggest acetaminophen (Tylenol), as a sole cause, some cite hydrocodone. And some cite the combination, typically known as Lortab or Norco among some dozens of alternate names. This drug is generic in that trademark expired years ago. I'm really upset that no adequate warning, public acknowledgement or even awareness effort made on a clinical level has been made. I asked my doctor about the possibility some 18 mo ago, he knew nothing. I've been taking this drug since auto wreck in 2009.
You have not asked a question. I'm not sure what you want to know, but if you are looking to sue either your doctor or the drug manufacturer, you have an uphill battle. You first must prove the medications caused your hearing loss, and then have a medical expert testify that the doctor was negligent and the negligence caused your hearing loss. Hearing loss is a significant damage, but linking it up to negligence won';t be easy. Good luck to you.
Big problem is that it is on the person asking for money to show the cause--and which drug it was--this is called the burden of proof. The Supreme Court made proving cause much more difficult a number of years ago, so there is much expense. Just because there is a correlation doesn't mean it caused YOUR hearing loss is the issue. If the general issue bothers you contact the FDA and CPSC. Otherwise get a free consultation with a member of the Ga. Trial Lawyers that handles pharmaceutical liability.
If you are looking to sue the drug companies, you would first need to prove that the medications caused your hearing issues. Unless you have a doctor who has opined about this causal connection, it would be a difficult task moving forward with a case. IF you want to pursue a claim, you should contact a local attorney to see if they can help.
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