There have been recent developments that suggest a child’s diagnosis of autism may be related to a mother’s use of Tylenol while she was pregnant. Many drugs have a warning on the label that suggests pregnant women should not use it. New research linking Tylenol to a child’s autism diagnosis has prompted a flurry of lawsuits asking for justice. You may be eligible for compensation by filing a Tylenol autism lawsuit.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental condition diagnosed in children who do not fully communicate in social settings with others, exhibit restricted interests, learn in an alternate way from others, and are prone to repeat behaviors.
A report by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests that a fetus’s exposure to acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol also available generically, may increase a child’s risk for autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The researchers determined that their results support earlier studies confirming acetaminophen exposure in the womb with ASD and ADHD and called for additional research. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggested caution for pregnant women considering using pain medicine containing acetaminophen during pregnancy.
Once evidence surfaced that Tylenol and other acetaminophen products were linked to autism, parents nationwide began to file lawsuits against retail outlets for failing to warn pregnant women about the risks that their child may contract autism or ADHD while in the womb.
As a result of lawsuits alleging that retailers did not warn expectant mothers about autism or ADHD, a motion before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate the Tylenol autism lawsuits was successful. The Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) was certified as a class action in the Southern District of New York. If a parent believes their child’s autism diagnosis is related to Tylenol, our experienced attorneys can argue the claim in local courts or as part of the federal Multi District Litigation in New York.
Tylenol lawsuits are not targeting the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. The parties actively named include the country’s largest retailers for over-the-counter medications, including:
Retailers are arguing that they properly labeled acetaminophen products complying with federal standards and that they are not manufacturers. Our attorneys are closely monitoring the progress of these lawsuits.
Tylenol has been promoted as a safe option for eradicating pain, including during pregnancy. The problem arises when medical research confirms a link between acetaminophen products and autism and ADHD. Lawsuits continue to be filed. If your child has been diagnosed, we can help you seek compensation from the parties that failed to warn you.
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