Mothers around the world have long believed that Tylenol is the only safe painkiller to use while pregnant. There’s a good reason for that: medical professionals have routinely dispensed this advice to women. The accepted practice of pregnant women dosing with acetaminophen—the drug most popularly branded as Tylenol—now raises serious safety concerns as studies link it to behavioral disorders in children.
Families are holding manufacturers and sellers of acetaminophen accountable by taking legal action. You can find out if you are eligible to file a Tylenol autism ADHD lawsuit by calling Ged Lawyers. Our law firm offers free consultations for personal injury claims. Discuss the details of your case and understand your rights and options with the help of a Boca Raton product liability lawyer.
Tylenol Contains Acetaminophen, Which May Lead to Autism
Despite the medical profession’s general sanctioning of acetaminophen for use while pregnant, studies have emerged in the last decade challenging that notion. Research supports that acetaminophen increases the chances of a child having neurodevelopmental conditions. The over-the-counter drug is linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
According to the Cleveland Clinic, acetaminophen is associated with a 20% greater risk of developing autism and a 30% greater risk of developing ADHD for children who received prolonged exposure to it in the womb. The risks are greatest among mothers who used the drug for more than 20 weeks of pregnancy.
A 2021 study from the European Journal of Epidemiology validated the concerns, showing that children prenatally exposed to Tylenol were 19% more likely to exhibit signs of autism and 21% more likely to show signs of ADHD.
Tylenol Autism and ADHD Lawsuits Emerge
As knowledge of the association between Tylenol and autism stems back to at least 2008, sellers and manufacturers likely knew of the health risks. Numerous Tylenol autism lawsuits have come to light in recent years, with plaintiffs asserting that:
- Their children have developed autism and/ or ADHD as a result of the mother’s using Tylenol while pregnant
- Acetaminophen producers and sellers knew of these health risks or should have known of them
- These companies failed to warn customers of the dangers via product warning labels or otherwise
Recovering Compensation for Your Acetaminophen-Related Autism and ADHD
The law allows children and families to seek compensation for the harm they’ve endured due to the negligence of these manufacturers and retailers. A personal injury lawyer at our firm can help you file a product liability lawsuit. You can recover damages for the financial and emotional losses that you and your child have experienced due to prenatal Tylenol use.
A Tylenol autism and ADHD lawsuit could result in compensation that pays for your child’s continuing care and education as he or she gets older. Additionally, your payout could help with other related expenses or daily living costs.
The amount of compensation you receive will depend on a host of factors, including:
- The amount of your financial losses related to or as a result of the autism or ADHD diagnosis.
- The degree of your child’s autism or ADHD
- The severity of the impact on your and your child’s life, development, and future
- The likelihood of your child’s improvement
Types of Recoverable Damages in a Tylenol Autism ADHD Case
You could recover money based on your financial losses as well as your or your child’s pain and suffering. Potential damages from an acetaminophen autism ADHD lawsuit could include:
- Present and future medical expenses, such as doctor’s visits, prescription medication, behavioral therapies, etc.
- Your child’s reduced earning potential
- Your lost income due to time off from work
- Nurses or caregivers
- Assistive devices
- Special needs education
- Emotional distress
- Other pain and suffering
Who’s Involved in the Tylenol Autism Lawsuits?
Acetaminophen brings in $1 billion a year. It is the most popular drug ingredient, used in more than 600 over-the-counter medicines, including painkillers, allergy medicines, sleep aids, fever reducers, and cough medicine. A variety of companies make and sell the drug. So far, several retailers who sell acetaminophen are being sued, and many of them market their own store brands. The list includes:
- Family Dollar
- Rite Aid
- Sam’s Warehouse
The list of defendants involved in these Tylenol lawsuits for autism and ADHD will likely only grow, especially as some estimate that this will be the largest class action to date and names of major pharmaceutical companies like Johnson & Johnson—which makes the Tylenol brand—are conspicuously missing from current litigation.
Our Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawyers Can Help You Obtain Justice
The injury lawyers at our firm are ready and equipped to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Filing a Tylenol Autism ADHD lawsuit is an important mechanism for holding large corporations accountable for their negligent actions and getting justice for families and children who were wronged.
Our personal injury lawyers help you:
- Determine your eligibility to file a Tylenol autism lawsuit
- Gather medical documentation proving your child’s autism or ADHD diagnosis
- Compiling medical and scientific research indicating the connection between autism/ADHD and acetaminophen exposure during pregnancy
- Collect your financial documentation for your losses
- Work with the appropriate experts in science and medicine
- Negotiate for a proper Tylenol autism ADHD lawsuit settlement
- Represent you in legal proceedings and at trial
Call Ged Lawyers for a Product Liability Lawyer to Assist with Your Tylenol Autism Lawsuit
Ged lawyers represent personal injury clients without any upfront or out-of-pocket fees. Our product liability lawyer will only get paid if they recover compensation for you. We are a multilingual law firm that has secured countless multi-million dollar victories from court verdicts and settlement negotiations. Call us today for a free consultation to find out if you are eligible to file a Tylenol autism ADHD lawsuit.