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Tylenol Autism Lawsuit

Sean T. Keith
Sean T. Keith

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Tylenol Autism Lawsuit Overview

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the most common pain relief medications in the world, with millions of people (and pregnant women) using the drug every year.

An increasing amount of scientific evidence is finding that acetaminophen use during pregnancy, especially prolonged exposure, may impact fetal brain development and lead to neurological disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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The Tylenol Autism Lawsuit is being filed on behalf of women who used acetaminophen during pregnancy and their children who were subsequently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and/or other developmental disorders.

Keith Law Group is accepting clients for the Tylenol Autism Lawsuit.

Contact us today for a free consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit instantly.

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Tylenol Autism Lawsuit; Acetaminophen Autism Lawsuit; Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Linked To Autism; Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Linked To Autism; Tylenol use during pregnancy injuries; tylenol birth injuries; birth injuries from tylenol use during pregnancy

Lawsuit Updates

  • January 13, 2023 Update:

    The Tylenol MDL is growing. Cases are being added by the dozens each month, and more developments are being made in the logistical approach to the litigation.

    Just last month, a Special Master was appointed to gather claimant information.

    Visit this page for more updates on the Tylenol Lawsuit as they become available.

    Contact Keith Law Group for a free consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify for a Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit instantly.

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What is the Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?

Tylenol Autism Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of women who took acetaminophen during pregnancy and children who were subsequently diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and/or other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Tylenol Autism Lawsuits and Tylenol ADHD Lawsuits are being consolidated in multidistrict litigation (MDL).

The MDL is centralized in the U.S. District Court: Southern District of New York:

  • MDL 3043: Acetaminophen ASD/ADHD Products Liability Litigation

Multidistrict litigation is a special federal legal procedure used to speed up the process of handling claims about the same product and/or injury.

In the case of the Tylenol lawsuit, a large group of people have all been affected by the same drug, and the federal court system allows the consolidation of these cases in order to manage them more efficiently.

MDLs are different from class action lawsuits in that class actions combine individuals plaintiffs into a single lawsuit, while MDLs group similar cases together and ensure that settlement amounts for certain injuries are representative and fair through procedures like bellwether trials.

Who Are the Defendants in the Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?

Defendants in the Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit are distributors of generic acetaminophen products. Tylenol, produced by Johnson & Johnson, has not yet been named in the Tylenol Autism Lawsuit.

The companies named in the Tylenol lawsuit include:

  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • CVS
  • Rite-Aid
  • Costco
  • Safeway
  • Target

Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy Linked to Autism

In recent years, scientific evidence has pointed to Tylenol (Acetaminophen) use during pregnancy being linked to an increased prevalence of developmental and neurological problems in children.

These disorders includes ADHD, ASD, Complex Developmental Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and other developmental disorders.

The Tylenol Autism Lawsuit is a recognition of this research as it alleges that Tylenol use during pregnancy led to a rise in the incidence of ASD in children.

In light of such research findings and resulting legal action demanding more thoughtful evaluation by drug manufactures of generic acetaminophen, expectant mothers are advised to consult with health professionals for the best course of action regarding the relief from pain symptoms while expecting.

Research on the Links Between Tylenol Use During Pregnancy and Developmental Disorders

Several studies conducted over the past decade have come to similar conclusions:

Taking acetaminophen during pregnancy may present an increased risk for children to develop Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and other neurological disorders.

In a few publications involving birth cohorts, umbilical cord blood samples contained identifiable amounts of acetaminophen, taken by the mother during pregnancy.

These cord blood samples were studied shortly after birth, and follow-up was done with children years later to determine whether developmental disorder diagnoses resulted from higher exposure to acetaminophen.

Johns Hopkins University researchers studied the umbilical cord blood samples of 996 births, and separating which cord blood samples contained amounts of acetaminophen from lowest to highest.

Compared to the lowest third of births with acetaminophen exposure:

  • The middle third of acetaminophen exposure was associated with a 2.26 times higher risk of ADHD and a 2.14 times higher risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • The group with the highest amount of exposure was associated with a 2.86 times higher risk of ADHD and a 3.62 times higher risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

These scientific research studies have been completed by some of the top universities across the world:

  • National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University: Association of Cord Plasma Biomarkers of In Utero Acetaminophen Exposure With Risk of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder in Childhood
  • American Journal of Epidemiology: Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen and Risk for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder: A Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis, and Meta-Regression Analysis of Cohort Studies
  • Nature Reviews Endocrinology: Paracetamol use during pregnancy — a call for precautionary action
  • Oxford University Press: Acetaminophen Use in Pregnancy and Neurodevelopment: Attention Function and Autism Spectrum Symptoms
  • JAMA Pediatrics: Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy, Behavioral Problems, and Hyperkinetic Disorders
  • Journal of the International Society for Autism Research: Maternal Use of Acetaminophen during Pregnancy and Risk of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Childhood: A Danish National Birth Cohort Study

Do You Qualify for a Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one took Tylenol while pregnant, and the child was subsequently diagnosed with a developmental disorder such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), you may be eligible to file a Tylenol lawsuit.

The attorneys at Keith Law Group are accepting new clients for the Acetaminophen Lawsuits, and we encourage you to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

There are some crucial steps for clients to take as they are filing Tylenol Lawsuits:

  • Gathering Evidence for your claim
  • Assessing Damages

Below, our Tylenol Attorneys have provided insight into these two subjects.

Gathering Evidence for Tylenol Lawsuits

Evidence is extremely important in dangerous drug lawsuits.

In order for your Tylenol Lawsuit to be sufficient, you must gather and retain evidence that is relevant to your case.

Examples of evidence in Tylenol Lawsuits include:

  • Medical records for both the mother and child
  • Purchase receipts for Tylenol/generic Acetaminophen
  • Records indicating the child’s Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, ADHD diagnosis, or other developmental disorders
  • Notes from your doctor, psychiatrist, therapist, or other health professional
  • Any indication that you or a loved one used Tylenol during pregnancy

If you are unsure about evidence in your claim, you are welcomed to contact our attorneys and ask any questions you may have.

Assessing Damages in Tylenol Lawsuits

Damages in dangerous drug lawsuits refer to the total cost, economic or non-economic, the impact of a medication had on your (or your loved one’s) life.

Damages may be hard to determine, so your attorney can help you calculate damages and make sure all costs are accounted for in your claim.

Damages in a Tylenol Lawsuit may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Lost quality of life
  • Lost wages, income, or earning capability
  • Other punitive and compensatory damages

Contact our attorneys for help with your Tylenol Lawsuit claim.

We’re here to help, and we offer free consultations.

Keith Law Group: Accepting Clients for Tylenol Lawsuits

Our law firm has achieved numerous settlements for people harmed at no fault of their own.

We’re not afraid to go up against big corporations and companies who have harmed consumers.

Our attorneys are reviewing Tylenol Autism Lawsuits daily, and we’ll help you get on the right track in the Tylenol Autism Litigation.

You may be eligible to file a claim if you or a loved one took Acetaminophen during pregnancy, and the child was subsequently diagnosed with neurological disorders such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Or another related developmental disorder

Contact us for a free, no-obligation case consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a Tylenol Lawsuit instantly.

Don’t hesitate to reach out, we’re here to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the average settlement amount for a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?

    It’s currently too early to tell what the average payout amount for an individual Tylenol Lawsuit may be.

    As time progresses, our attorneys will have a better idea of what compensation Tylenol lawsuit claimants should expect for their case.

    Considering other dangerous drug lawsuits that have been previously settled by large drug manufacturers, we estimate that Tylenol lawsuit settlements may be worth $50,000 to $500,000+ depending on the particular claim.

    This estimation is not a guarantee of any dollar amount compensation, it is purely a speculation based on previous dangerous drug lawsuits.

  • How much does a Tylenol lawyer cost?

    Our Tylenol Autism Lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge for legal representation unless your case wins.

    If we don’t win compensation for you, you don’t have to pay us a dime in legal fees.

  • Can I file a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?

    If you or a loved one took acetaminophen while pregnant, and your child was subsequently diagnosed with a developmental disorder such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or another related neurodevelopmental disorder, you may be eligible to file a claim.

    Contact Keith Law Group for a free consultation.

    You can also use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file a claim instantly.

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