Families Pursuing Tylenol Lawsuits Following Autism/ADHD Diagnoses

With dozens of published studies establishing a potential link between acetaminophen (Tylenol) use in pregnancy and an increased risk of autism and/or ADHD in exposed children, more and more families nationwide are pursuing legal claims against Tylenol and acetaminophen manufacturers and retailers. If you took Tylenol or another acetaminophen product while pregnant and your child was diagnosed with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, contact Consumer Safety Watch right away. We can put you in touch with an experienced Tylenol autism attorney who can help determine whether you may be eligible to pursue a claim against Johnson & Johnson or another drug manufacturer. 

Research Links Acetaminophen in Pregnancy to Autism, ADHD

One of the most trusted brands in America, Tylenol has been marketed as a means of safely relieving headaches and other aches and pains or fevers during pregnancy. For decades, pregnant women have used Tylenol and other acetaminophen-based medications under the impression that they posed little to no risks for unborn children. However, serious concerns have been raised recently about the potential for Tylenol use in pregnancy to increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in exposed children. Now, a growing number of families are filing lawsuits against Tylenol and acetaminophen manufacturers and retailers, alleging that the companies were aware of research linking the medications to autism or ADHD side effects in unborn children and failed to disclose this risk to consumers.

Several studies published in recent years have indicated a potential connection between acetaminophen use in pregnancy and an increased risk of autism or ADHD. In one study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry in 2019, researchers from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health examined cord plasma samples collected at birth from 996 mother-infant dyads and found that “fetal exposure to acetaminophen [was] associated with significantly increased risk of childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder.” In September 2021, a Consensus Statement published in the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology and backed by 91 scientists, clinicians, and public health professionals from around the world warned that “prenatal exposure to [acetaminophen] might alter fetal development, which could increase the risks of some neurodevelopmental, reproductive and urogenital disorders.”

Who is Eligible for a Tylenol Autism, ADHD Lawsuit?

After learning about the alleged link between Tylenol use in pregnancy and autism or ADHD in unborn children, countless families are likely wondering if they may be entitled to damages for the developmental disorders their children have suffered. Product liability lawyers across the country are in the process of reviewing Tylenol and acetaminophen claims with the goal of helping affected families recover compensation to benefit children diagnosed with autism and/or ADHD after being exposed to Tylenol or another acetaminophen product in utero. You and your loved ones may be eligible for a Tylenol autism or ADHD settlement if your child was diagnosed with either developmental disorder following prenatal exposure to any brand-name or generic/store-brand variation of the following medications:

  • Tylenol
  • Excedrin
  • NyQuil
  • DayQuil
  • Mucinex
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus
  • Mucinex
  • Robitussin
  • Goody’s
  • Other medications containing acetaminophen

Find Out if You Qualify for Compensation

Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in more than 600 medications, including Tylenol, and alternative treatments for relieving fever and pain during pregnancy are limited. If your child was diagnosed with autism or ADHD and you took Tylenol or another acetaminophen medication while pregnant, you may be able to hold the drug manufacturer or retailer accountable. Given the growing number of Tylenol autism and ADHD lawsuits filed in federal courts across the country, all federal acetaminophen lawsuits have been centralized before one judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, as part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL). If you think your child suffered side effects of exposure to Tylenol or acetaminophen during pregnancy, call Consumer Safety Watch today. The Tylenol autism/ADHD litigation is still in its early stages and we can help you fight for the compensation you and your family deserve. 

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