DID YOU TAKE OR WERE PRESCRIBED TYLENOL OR ACETAMINOPHEN DURING YOUR PREGNANCY AND YOUR CHILD WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM?
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Over 100 lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of Tylenol (Acetaminophen), one of the most popular pain relievers, due to its proven links to autism in children born to mothers that took the drug during their pregnancy. These children may also suffer ADHD and ADD. Due to the large number of claims, the Tylenol (Acetaminophen), lawsuits have been consolidated into a class action. These cases are moving fast and are predicted to lead to one of the biggest product liability settlements in U.S. history!
There are also claims against retailers, including Walgreens and Walmart for advertising Tylenol (Acetaminophen) as the safest pain reliever for pregnant people and for failure to warn them of the dangers of consuming the products during pregnancy.Where Is the Evidence?
The link between Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and childhood autism was first identified in 2008. This study found that children given Tylenol (Acetaminophen) following their routine MMR vaccine had a higher rate of developing autism that those who did not take Tylenol (Acetaminophen).
A decade later, an article published by John Hopkins University in 2019 described a study followed a group of 996 infants for 20 years after birth and evaluated the Tylenol (Acetaminophen) levels in their umbilical cord tissue. They found that fetal exposure to Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is associated with significant risk of the child developing autism. This study supported previous findings that were consistent with prior studies.
The Consensus Statement published in September 2021, summarized and analyzed all prior research and once again confirmed the link between Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and the development of autism in unborn children. The study found that this risk is increased by 20%. Furthermore, the quantities of Tylenol (Acetaminophen) taken during the pregnancy plays a part in the child’s development of autism. This statement recommended a warning label on the Tylenol (Acetaminophen) to let pregnant people know that they are at risk when using Tylenol (Acetaminophen). As of February 2023, this has still not happened.Who Qualifies to File a Claim?
You may be eligible to bring claims against the manufacturer of Tylenol (Acetaminophen) and/or the retailers that promoted their products if:
- Tylenol (Acetaminophen) was taken during pregnancy;
- Child was diagnosed with autism and/or ADHD;
- Child was born between January 1, 2005, and March 26, 2020.
- Why was Tylenol (Acetaminophen) used?
- Was Tylenol (Acetaminophen) used during the second and third trimesters?
- How frequently was Tylenol (Acetaminophen) taken?
- What was the dose of Tylenol (Acetaminophen) taken?
- How was your baby delivered?
- Did you or your child suffer any trauma or injury during birth?
- Is the child regularly taking medication for autism spectrum disorder?
- Does the child have an IEP, 504, or other accommodation for any condition other than autism?
Please be aware there are many other drugs that may contain Acetaminophen other than just Tylenol. A few examples include:
- Alka-Seltzer PLUS
- Robitussin Maximum Strength
THERE ARE POTENTIAL FACTORS THAT COULD DISQUALIFY YOU FROM FILING A CLAIM, SO IT IS VITAL THAT YOU CONTACT NEUMANN LAW GROUP IMMEDIATELY FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATIONHow Could We Be Disqualified?
- Less than 10 doses of Tylenol (Acetaminophen) taken during pregnancy;
- Mother suffered from any of the following:
- gestational diabetes
- gestational hypertension,
- or any type of infection or fever during pregnancy that required hospitalization
- Mother used any type of SSRI antidepressant or other SSRI during pregnancy;
- Mother was over the age of 45 at the time of giving birth;
- Mother consumed alcohol, tobacco, or any illegal drug during pregnancy;
- Mother has a previous child that was diagnosed with autism with no Tylenol (Acetaminophen) use during that pregnancy;
- Birth occurred prior to 26 weeks;
- Pregnancy and/or childbirth occurred in Michigan;
- Child has been diagnosed with any of the following:
- Down syndrome
- Fragile X syndrome
- Tourette syndrome
- Tuberous sclerosis
People who believe that their children have developed Autism, ADHD, or another serious health problem due to the use of or exposure to Tylenol (Acetaminophen) should talk to a Product Liability injury attorney at the Neumann Law Group. They may qualify to file a claim for product liability and negligence. The potential settlement amounts in product liability lawsuits can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of filial consortium, pain and suffering, and other factors. These amounts will vary case to case and a personal injury attorney can help to get the largest possible settlement for you and your loved ones. Call the Neumann Law Group today at (800) 525-6386 to begin an evaluation of your Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Autism claim today.