Legal action is being investigated against manufacturers and distributors of the Tylenol (acetaminophen) on behalf of pregnant women who used the drug during pregnancy and children subsequently diagnosed with disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity 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 developmental disorders such as ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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This week an incredibly important decision was made by Senior U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in the Southern District of New York.
You can listen to the details of the update by watching the video below, which details the latest update in the Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit:
Acetaminophen Autism-ADHD Lawsuits are being consolidated in multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the US District Court: Southern District of New York.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) certified the creation of an MDL that names the manufacturers of generic acetaminophen as defendants, including Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, and other companies.
MDL is a legal procedure used in cases where injuries and causation are similar across several lawsuits, centralizing them in a single US District Court to make them easier to manage and ensure that there is a standard held across all similar cases in terms of court rulings.
Tylenol (generically known as Acetaminophen) is one of the most widely used medications in the world. Tylenol is a pain relief and fever reduction medication that is available over-the-counter on shelves of supermarkets and drug stores around the world.
Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol and is present in over 600 over-the-counter drugs sold across the world.
According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, products with an active ingredient of Acetaminophen are used by 23% of US adults each week – over 52 million people.
Research from several high-level institutions and healthcare professionals across the world has concluded that Tylenol usage during pregnancy may present an increased risk for a child to develop Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) later in life.
The following research studies completed on Tylenol use and the potential onset of neurodevelopmental disorders include the following:
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.
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:
It’s generally unclear what is to blame for the higher rates of ADHD diagnosis and Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis in recent years.
These higher rates could be because of more open-ended guidelines for diagnosis, but could potentially be linked to environmental factors such as Acetaminophen exposure during pregnancy.
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 developmental disorders and symptoms such as:
This is not a full and complete list of potential diagnoses from Acetaminophen exposure in the womb.
As scientific research and interest increases in these claims, more information and potentially more developmental disorders could be earmarked as being related to Acetaminophen exposure in unborn children.
“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 scientific evidence that chronicles the usage patterns, diagnoses, health impacts, and more over long periods of time relating to the use of Acetaminophen during pregnancy.
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.
Visit this page for further updates on Tylenol Autism Lawsuits as news becomes available.
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.
With a lawsuit for generic Acetaminophen, defendants will vary depending on the brand used and where you purchased the drug.
Contact our law firm for more information on filing a claim for generic Acetaminophen.
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 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:
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.
Having an experienced attorney by your side for a case as serious as a Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit is vital.
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.
Law firms with this expertise will also understand the nuances and hurdles of dangerous drug lawsuits.
Assessing Damages means collecting information and calculating any and all losses associated with your case, economic and non-economic.
In a Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit, damages may include:
Keith Law Group has the mass tort and class action experience you need to make sure your claim is as successful as possible.
Our attorneys are reviewing Tylenol Autism Lawsuits and how to best move forward with litigation.
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 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), use our Virtual Assistant Chatbot below to receive a free, instant online case evaluation and find out if you qualify for compensation immediately!
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Our law firm only charges our clients if we are successful.
You will only be charged an attorney fee or expenses if we recover on your behalf.
There are a lot of different ways to prove that you took acetaminophen including if you have kept the old bottles or receipts.
However, most people will prove through their own testimony.
If you can raise your right hand and swear to tell the truth that is good enough evidence.
The best way to help your attorneys is simple- respond to our requests for information as soon as possible.
That begins with returning the questionnaire and medical records authorization within 48 hours of receiving it.
We can not start gathering the medical records and evaluating your case until those are returned.
There is no truthful answer to that question.
The amount of time lawsuits take can vary based upon a number of factors.
Generally speaking cases like these take between 3 to 5 years.
There have not been any settlements are verdicts related to this Tylenol lawsuit yet.
Compensation awarded in a civil lawsuit can cover a range of damages including medical costs and mental health wellness costs, such as therapy.
Compensation could include costs of therapy, although there is no guarantee.
Once you sign your retainer and fill out the initial questionnaire, we will be able to obtain the medical records that are necessary to properly evaluate your case.
This will be the only thing that we need from you initially.
It is unlikely that you will have ever have to appear in court.
Although that is always a possibility when you file a lawsuit, national statistics show it is very unusual for a case to ultimately go to trial.
Most cases will be settled.
When this case is filed, your child’s will be referenced through initials and not their full name.
We do not pursue lawsuits, except in extreme exceptional circumstances, against doctors.