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Is There a Link Between Tylenol and Autism?

Tylenol, otherwise known as acetaminophen, is one of the most commonly used drugs in America. Around 50 million people use medications containing acetaminophen every week, and more than 25 billion doses are taken nationwide throughout the year. It’s commonly thought of as a safe and harmless drug, and it’s even recommended to pregnant women who need pain or fever relief. In fact, around 65% of pregnant women surveyed reported using acetaminophen.

However, a growing body of evidence from the past decade suggests that children may be at a higher risk of developing autism if they were exposed to acetaminophen in the womb. Is there a potential link between Tylenol and Autism?

What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that impacts how a person perceives and socializes with others. ASD can be devastating for both the children who are diagnosed with it and their families, as it can lead to lifelong educational, social, and vocational difficulties. People with severe ASD may be unable to live independently and require care for the rest of their lives.

If your child was diagnosed with ASD and you or your partner took Tylenol or acetaminophen while pregnant, contact our team today. We have years of experience holding negligent manufacturers accountable for the harm they cause, and we’ll review your case at no cost. Do not stop taking a prescription medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death. Cases may be referred to another attorney or law firm.

Discuss Your Claim With an Attorney Today

If your child has been diagnosed with ADD, autism, or another developmental disability, and you used Tylenol when pregnant, you may have a valid claim for compensation. As a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, you only have a limited time to pursue a claim. The sooner you reach out to an attorney, the better.  We can help, no matter where you live. Contact us today.

Reach out to a Terre Haute Personal Injury Attorney Today

The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.

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