Legal action has been initiated against manufacturers and distributors of Tylenol on behalf of pregnant women who used acetaminophen, resulting in developmental disorders like autism and ADHD in their children. Read on to learn whether you qualify for a lawsuit.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) has been linked to an increased risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and other developmental disorders in infants and children who were exposed to Tylenol during pregnancy.
As one of the most popular over-the-counter medications, so many Americans rely on Tylenol regularly for pain relief and high fever reduction. Thus, it can be alarming and heartbreaking to learn of these connections between its use during pregnancy and disorders in children.
If you or a loved one have been affected in any way by connections between Tylenol and autism or other disorders, you may need to file a legal claim. The attorneys at The Oshman Firm have extensive experience in holding large manufacturers liable for injuries caused to consumers due to negligence. Contact us at (800) 400-8182 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.
What Damages are Available in a Tylenol ADHD/Autism Lawsuit?
The medical conditions and subsequent costs associated with Tylenol use during pregnancy can be extremely substantial. The child may be affected by life-long, permanent challenges, leading to prolonged losses and costs.
A lawsuit may be able to assist with damages that cover:
- Medical expenses
- Costs of long-term treatment and therapy
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of the ability to earn income
- Pain and suffering
A damages award may be influenced by many factors, including the extent of the child’s condition, as well as the experience and skill of the attorney handling the Tylenol lawsuit. Working with an experienced lawyer can greatly increase your chances of securing a damages award that covers all your child’s needs.
How to File a Tylenol Autism/ADHD Lawsuit
In order to qualify for a lawsuit, it must generally be proven that:
- Tylenol or a generic equivalent of acetaminophen was taken during pregnancy
- Your child was subsequently diagnosed with a neurological order related to documentary scientific evidence
To strengthen your claim, it may be necessary to support it with evidence such as:
- Medical records for Tylenol usage during the pregnancy
- Receipts for purchase of the Tylenol or acetaminophen product
- Medical records indicating the diagnosis of your child with a neurological disorder linked to acetaminophen exposure
- Records from the child’s physician, therapist, or psychiatrist
- Any notes from a doctor or health care provider regarding the Tylenol use during pregnancy
We understand it may be difficult during these times to obtain all of these documents and items of evidence. However, don’t worry — it’s our role as attorneys to gather and prepare evidence for your lawsuit. Thus, it’s important to contact a lawyer to see if you qualify, and for assistance in gathering evidence for the claim.
If you took Tylenol or other acetaminophen-based medications during pregnancy, and your child has been affected by a developmental disorder, you may be entitled to legal damages.
Contact an experienced lawyer at The Oshman Firm at (800) 400-8182 for advice and legal guidance. We have handled a wide variety of claims involving pharmaceutical litigation, birth defects, as well as claims involving other injuries caused by Tylenol.
Is Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD?
With Tylenol being such a widely-accepted and used household brand, you may be wondering, “Is acetaminophen linked to ADHD?”
According to one study, researchers analyzed data from the Boston Birth Cohort. They collected samples from 996 births and measured the amount of acetaminophen in connection with the pregnancies. By the time the children were an average of 8.9 years, they found that 25.9% had been diagnosed with ADHD, 6.6% with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 4.2% with both ADHD and ASD.
Another study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology researched over 130,000 sets of mothers and children. The study revealed a 20% higher risk of autism and a 30% higher risk of ADHD for children who experienced prolonged exposure to acetaminophen while in the womb.
Besides ADHD and ASD, acetaminophen use during pregnancy is also linked with several other developmental disorders, including:
- Language Delays
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Decreased Executive Function
- Decreased IQ Levels
If you took Tylenol or other acetaminophen-based medications during pregnancy, and your child has been affected by a developmental disorder, you may be entitled to legal damages. Contact an experienced lawyer at The Oshman Firm at (800) 400-8182 for advice and legal guidance. We have handled a wide variety of claims involving pharmaceutical litigation, birth defects, as well as claims involving other injuries caused by Tylenol.
Is There a Lawsuit Against Tylenol for ADHD?
Yes — there are a growing number of lawsuits being filed against manufacturers of acetaminophen products, as well as distributors like CVS and Walgreens. These lawsuits allege that the use of the painkiller during pregnancy causes the development of ADHD, autism, and other conditions in children.
There are currently at least 19 such Tylenol autism and ADHD lawsuits filed in U.S. District Courts across the nation, each involving similar allegations. In response to the numerous cases that are expected to be filed, a motion has been filed with the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to centralize the cases and coordinate the proceedings.
Should I Contact a Lawyer for Help With a Tylenol and Autism ADHD Lawsuit?
Yes, an experienced lawyer can help you access evidence, meet filing deadlines, and research the laws surrounding your case. Autism, ADHD, and other developmental disorders can create intense challenges and difficulties for children and their families. If your family has been affected by such conditions in connection with Tylenol or acetaminophen use during pregnancy, you may need a lawyer to help you file a lawsuit.
Contact The Oshman Firm at (800) 400-8182 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal rights. We have deep experience navigating the justice system on behalf of those who have been harmed by large companies such as Tylenol. We do not tolerate corporate malfeasance, and fight aggressively for those who have been harmed by the negligence of others.