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Tylenol Autism Lawsuit

Our Product Liability Attorneys are reviewing Tylenol autism lawsuits for hundreds of parents in all 50 states. Parents who took acetaminophen for more than 30 days and have a child diagnosed with autism may pursue legal justice. 

Potentially thousands of parents will file lawsuits against Tylenol manufacturers for the drug’s link to autism. There is strong scientific evidence suggesting Tylenol, the widely used pain-killer during pregnancy, increases the likelihood of having a baby with autism. 

Parents whose children were diagnosed with autism could eventually receive significant settlements.

Research Links Tylenol to Autism

Several peer-reviewed studies have shown that exposure to acetaminophen during pregnancy increases the likelihood of autism. 

Specifically, research from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public analyzed data from the Boston Birth Cohort. The Boston Birth Cohort is a long-term study of factors influencing pregnancy and child development. 

Through measuring the amount of acetaminophen and two of its byproducts in samples collected from umbilical cord blood, researchers found that, on average, by the time children were 8.9 years old, 6.6% were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Further, the authors of the study classified the amount of acetaminophen and its by-products into thirds, from lowest to highest. Compared to children exposed to the least amount of acetaminophen in utero, those with middle-third exposure were 2 times more likely to develop autism. Similarly, those in the highest exposure group were 3 times as likely to develop autism. 

The 2019 study concluded that the results support previous studies linking acetaminophen exposure in the womb to autism and underscored the need for additional research.

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If you took Tylenol or other products containing acetaminophen during pregnancy, we can help. There is a limited time to file these claims, so it’s important to act now. We can help you get the answers to questions and pursue the justice you and your family deserve.

Is Acetaminophen Safe during pregnancy? 

While acetaminophen in low doses is generally considered safe for pregnancy, health professionals have long warned about prolonged use of acetaminophen during pregnancy. The threshold for Tylenol Autism Lawsuits is 30 days of use. Long-term use of acetaminophen and autism is still being examined. The results may take years to become available.

Several risks come from an untreated fever during pregnancy. If you are running a fever or suffering in pain, consult with your doctor about the dangers of acetaminophen during pregnancy. 

What Neurological Disorders can a Child Develop from Tylenol Use During Pregnancy?

Studies have consistently concluded that acetaminophen use during pregnancy may increase the possibility of an autism diagnosis. 

Scientists and health professionals around the world indicate Tylenol use may contribute to the onset of disorders and symptoms such as: 

  • Autism 
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 
  • Language Delays 
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Decreased Executive Function
  • Decreased IQ levels

If your child was diagnosed with any of the above, it’s worth consulting with a Tylenol Autism Lawyer. Consultations are free. 

Why is Autism on the Rise?

There are several theories on why autism is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States. Autism can be the effect of environmental factors, as well genetics, maternal characteristics and more. According to the National Institute on Mental Health, autism affects about 1 in 44 eight-year-old children.

Identifying the Signs of Autism

While studies suggest acetaminophen increases the likelihood of the above diagnoses, our law firm is currently only handling Tylenol claims related to Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a broad range of neurological disorders that usually involve challenges in social skills, repetitive behaviors and communication. Typically, the signs of autism become apparent in the first two years of life. 

There are disorders on the autism spectrum. While some autistic can live independently, others may need lifelong assistance for daily tasks. Disorders on the autism spectrum include the following: 

  • Autism Disorder (not otherwise specified)
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Kanner’s Syndrome
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • High-functioning Autism 
  • Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD-NOS)
  • Childhood disintegrative disorder

Is There a Lawsuit Against Tylenol for Autism?

While the Tylenol Autism Lawsuits are in the very early stages, our attorneys have begun filing cases for families affected by these negligent drug manufacturers. We are representing clients who used both name-brand and generic versions of Tylenol (acetaminophen) medications. 

Who can File an Acetaminophen Lawsuit?

Parents who took Tylenol or generic brands of acetaminophen products may qualify for product liability lawsuits against drug manufacturers. We are accepting clients who: 

  • Took Tylenol for 30 or more days during pregnancy 
  • Have a child medically diagnosed with Autism

Plaintiffs will have stronger claims if they can prove took Tylenol in high doses during pregnancy and they do not have a family history of autism, pregnancy complications or other potential likelihood factors. 

How much will a Tylenol Autism Lawyer Cost?

You will not pay any upfront fees to pursue a claim against acetaminophen manufacturers. Our attorneys work on contingency and will take fees out after we’ve successfully resolved your case through settlement or court. 

How much is a Tylenol Autism Claim Worth?

The Tylenol Autism Lawsuits are in the very early stages. Several factors can potentially affect the outcome of your claim. Be wary of settlement amounts or figures given online that some law firms are giving out to entice you to sign on with their firm.

How can I prove I used Tylenol During my Pregnancy?

If this question is stopping you from contacting our firm, don’t let it. We have a team of investigators who know the documentation you need to prove your claim. For example, our team will immediately gather medical records, credit card records or pharmacy purchase records.

Who is being sued in the Tylenol Autism Lawsuits?

For name brand Tylenol, these lawsuits will primarily be against Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of McNeil Consumer Products Co. In addition, there are several generic brand manufacturers, sellers and distributors who have been or will be named in potential lawsuits. Potential defendants include: 

  • Walmart 
  • Walgreens
  • Dollar General
  • HEB
  • Family Dollar 
  • Amazon
  • Bayer
  • Rite-Aid
  • Safeway
  • Kroger (Harris Teeter)
  • Big Lots
  • Costco

This is not an exhaustive list of potential defendants. However, any brand that sold acetaminophen faces potential legal action. 

How Can a Lawyer Help?

Pursuing a lawsuit against acetaminophen manufacturers will be a monumental undertaking. Parents must hire a team with the resources and knowledge to pursue these claims to ensure their families receive just compensation. 

Autism is not a monolith. There are varying degrees of autism and how much intervention an autistic person may need. In more severe cases, parents may have to figure out the proper interventions to help their autistic children navigate the world. These interventions are often costly. A Tylenol Autism Lawyer can help parents recoup some of the costs from past interventions, as well as set children up for long-term care plans. 

The product liability attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm know the dangers of acetaminophen—particularly when it comes to harming people who have taken it. Our firm has handled countless major lawsuits against companies that put their profits over the safety of people.

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