Legal action is being taken against manufacturers and distributors of the drug on behalf of pregnant women who used Acetaminophen during pregnancy and children who developed disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and more. The defendants aren’t the makers of the drugs, however. They are Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Costco, and Safeway, which all sell generic store brands of acetaminophen
You may be eligible to file a Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit / Acetaminophen Autism ADHD Claim if you or a loved one used Tylenol and/ or Acetaminophen during pregnancy, and your child was subsequently diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Contact Keith Law Group today for a risk-free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Tylenol And Autism/ADHD Claims | Does Acetaminophen Cause Autism Or ADHD?
Research has concluded that the children of women who took Tylenol / Acetaminophen during pregnancy experienced elevated risks of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Researchers from Denmark and Spain conducted studies on birth cohorts and groups that totaled over 65,000 children and mothers and found that acetaminophen exposure was associated with higher rates of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Developmental Disorder.
Further, a 2018 study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology studied over 130,000 pairs of mothers and children and found a 20% higher risk of autism and a 30% higher risk of ADHD for children who had prolonged exposure to acetaminophen in the womb.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the US Department of Health and Human Services published a study that found that cord plasma biomarkers of fetal exposure to Acetaminophen and cord blood samples contained a higher risk for ADHD diagnosis.
Apart from Autism/ADHD, Danish and Norwegian researchers analyzed data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study and concluded that acetaminophen use when pregnant was also associated with an increased risk of Cerebral Palsy in Children.
Is Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Safe?
Doctors have traditionally stated that acetaminophen or Tylenol in low doses is suitable for use by pregnant women.
Health professionals warn against prolonged use of acetaminophen due to the health risks it may pose. The links between Tylenol and Autism or ADHD are still being studied and more sweeping scientific information will be available in the years to come. You should always consult with your doctor before taking any medication, especially when pregnant.
However, autism and ADHD are on the rise in the United States:
- 1 of every 44 8-year-old children are diagnosed with Autism
- ADHD affects almost 10% of children between the ages of 9 and 17.
Tylenol Use During Pregnancy May Increase A Child’s Risk Of Neurological Disorders
The use of Acetaminophen while pregnant may put a developing fetus at a greater risk of being diagnosed with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder later in life.
Research from scientists, doctors, health professionals, and health agencies all over the world indicates that Tylenol use may contribute to the onset of disorders and symptoms such as:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
- Language Delays
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Decreased executive function
- Decreased IQ levels
Scientists Sound the Alarm: Health Effects From Exposure To Acetaminophen
“Paracetamol use during pregnancy – a call for precautionary action” is a September 2021 Consensus Statement published in Nature Reviews Endocrinology that provides a warning to the public of the many potential risks associated with Acetaminophen use in pregnancy.
This new study builds off decades of scientific research conducted on birth cohorts and mother-child pairs: summarizing evidence that chronicles the usage patterns, diagnoses, health impacts, and more over long periods of time relating to the use of Acetaminophen during pregnancy.
Is There A Tylenol Birth Defect Lawsuit?
Lawyers are currently investigating the claims made against the drug manufacturers and are preparing for legal action. A few lawsuits have been filed for Autism diagnoses relating to acetaminophen use while pregnant. Claims have been filed in 6 states, but nothing has made it to court yet. On June 10, 2022 a motion was filed to centralize all Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Autism ADHD lawsuits (19 in total). Defendants originally had just five days to respond to the claims, but an extension was granted, and they now have until July 26 to respond.
Can I File A Claim If I Used Generic Acetaminophen?
Yes, you’re still able to file a claim for your child’s diagnosis if you used generic acetaminophen. Lawsuits for generic acetaminophen allege the same thing: producers and distributors failed to warn users of the health risks associated with acetaminophen use during pregnancy.
Filing A Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit / Acetaminophen Autism ADHD Claim
If you or a loved one’s child has been diagnosed with a neurological disorder such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) that may be attributed to Acetaminophen exposure in the womb, you may be eligible to file a claim.
Gathering Evidence For A Lawsuit
Gathering evidence that verifies your case for prenatal Acetaminophen exposure is crucial.
It must be proven that Tylenol or a generic equivalent was taken during pregnancy and that your child was subsequently diagnosed with a neurological disorder related to documentary and scientific evidence.
Evidence for a Tylenol lawsuit may include:
- Medical records on Tylenol usage during pregnancy (if available)
- Receipts for purchase of Acetaminophen
- Medical records indicating that your child was diagnosed with a neurological disorder related to Acetaminophen exposure
- Records from your child’s therapist or psychiatrist if necessary
- Any notes from doctors or healthcare professionals about Tylenol use during pregnancy
Hiring A Lawyer And Filing A Claim
After gathering evidence for your case, finding an attorney to handle your case and file a claim for compensation is the next step you should take.
A lawyer will guide you through the civil lawsuit process and keep you informed at every step of the way.
Law firms that have handled dangerous drug lawsuits before will understand the importance of the attorney-client relationship and will treat you with the respect you deserve.
Assessing Damages means collecting information and calculating any and all losses associated with your case, economic and non-economic.
In a Tylenol case, damages may include:
- Medical costs and bills
- Pain and suffering, mental health effects
- Lost wages or income
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent disability
Contact Keith Law Group Today if You Think You May Have a Tylenol Autism or ADHD Claim
Keith Law Group has the mass tort/class action experience you need to make sure your claim is as successful as possible. No matter how big the corporation is, no matter how much they fight accountability, Sean Keith and the team at Keith Law Group will always fight for your rights as a consumer and seek compensation for damages when businesses put customers in danger.
If you or someone you love took Tylenol/acetaminophen while pregnant and the child was later diagnosed with ADHD or Autism, contact our office today at (479) 326-7734 to speak with our skilled attorneys. We will answer any questions you may have and tell you what would be needed from you to have an effective claim. Call now!