Lawsuits are now being filed due to claims that Tylenol and generic acetaminophen manufacturers failed to warn consumers that using the popular drug during pregnancy could lead to autism.
Tylenol is one of the most popular over-the-counter pain medications in the world. Acetaminophen, the generic name for Tylenol, is extremely prevalent in pharmacology and medicine. Millions of people use Tylenol on a regular basis to relieve headaches, pain, and reduce fevers.
About 50 million Americans (roughly 20% of the adult population in the United States) use products containing acetaminophen every week, with more than 25 billion doses being used annually.
What may be surprising to consumers, however, is that acetaminophen is actually considered to be one of the least understood compounds in medical use. Scientists have yet to fully understand how acetaminophen relieves pain and reduces fever.
Despite the unknowns surrounding the drug, acetaminophen has long been marketed to pregnant women as the safest pain reliever and fever-reducing drug for use during pregnancy. As a result, Tylenol is used by more pregnant women than any other over-the-counter drug.
Research has begun to show a correlation between pregnant women’s use of Tylenol while pregnant and the development of neurological disorders like autism spectrum disorder (autism) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.
Tylenol Lawsuit Facts
Injuries & Disorders
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism)
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Tylenol and acetaminophen manufacturers
- Early stages
- Lawyers are accepting cases
What You Need to Know About Tylenol Lawsuits
Research has concluded that the children of women who took Tylenol and other medications containing acetaminophen like NyQuil, DayQuil, or Excedrin, during pregnancy experienced elevated risks of autism. This research revealed a 20% higher risk of autism and a 30% higher risk of ADHD for children who had prolonged exposure to acetaminophen in the womb.
Based on this research, lawsuits are being filed claiming that the manufacturers, like Johnson & Johnson, failed to warn consumers of the risks associated with the drugs.
The disorders primarily reported in connection with Tylenol use are autism and ADHD. As of August 2022, several lawsuits have been filed for autism diagnoses, and lawyers are still in the early stages of accepting cases and investigating these claims. A class action lawsuit is pending.
If you took Tylenol or acetaminophen while pregnant and your child was diagnosed with autism, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Get in touch with an attorney today to find out more.
Did You Take Tylenol While Pregnant?
If so, and your child was diagnosed with a neurological disorder like autism or ADHD, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to seek the justice you and your family deserve.
Who Is Eligible to File a Tylenol Lawsuit?
Eligibility for Tylenol lawsuits includes those who took Tylenol (acetaminophen), Excedrin, DayQuil or NyQuil while pregnant and had a child diagnosed with one of the following disorders:
- Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
If the child is currently under 18 years old, the mother must be the legal guardian and pursue the claim on the injured party’s behalf.
If the child is 18 or older, they must be younger than 29 years old and the mother must be willing to assist with the case.
If you meet this criteria, you may be eligible to file a Tylenol lawsuit, but you should contact a lawyer to find out if you qualify.
Was Your Child Diagnosed With Autism After Prolonged Exposure to Acetaminophen in the Womb?
If you took Tylenol or other acetaminophen-containing medications while pregnant and your child was diagnosed with a neurological disorder, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Get in touch with a member of our team today to find out more.
Tylenol Lawsuit FAQs
Is Tylenol Dangerous for Pregnant Women?
Previous research and previous studies have widely reported that Tylenol is safe for pregnant women to use, and many health professionals still may suggest it.
The neurological impacts on children in the womb are likely due to prolonged exposure, but you should always consult a medical professional to determine what medication you should be taking.
Is There a Tylenol Class Action Lawsuit?
In June 2022, there were enough pending Tylenol autism cases to prompt a group of plaintiffs to file a motion asking the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all of the cases into a new class action MDL.
As of August 2022, the decision on centralizing these cases into a class action MDL is pending.
How Much Will The Settlement for a Tylenol Lawsuit Be?
Since we’re still in the early stages of filing cases, it is hard to estimate what the typical settlement amount for a Tylenol Lawsuit would be.
What Happens Next?
The first step is to fill out our form or give us a call to see if you may qualify.
If you qualify, the next step is to sign up with one of our participating law firms, and a case review specialist will contact you for more information. They will handle everything from there – including gathering documentation, filing paperwork, and working to help you get the justice you deserve.
How Much Will A Lawsuit Cost Me?
Our partnering law firms work on a contingency fee basis. This means they are paid from the settlement or verdict amount, not from your pocket.
There are absolutely no upfront or out-of-pocket payments, and they don’t get paid unless you get paid.
Just fill out our form with a few details about your case and a case specialist will be in touch with you.
No Win, No Fee.
You don’t pay a penny unless you win your case.
About White Heart Legal
If your child was diagnosed with autism after prolonged exposure to Tylenol in the womb, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Our participating law firms will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. You don’t owe a dime if they don’t win your case. Time is of the essence though. The sooner you call us, the better your chances are of getting the maximum payout. Get your free, one-on-one consultation today.
Contact Us Today To See If You Qualify
If your child was diagnosed with autism after prolonged exposure to Tylenol in the womb, we may be able to help you seek justice.
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