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Lawsuits claim that the use of Tylenol during pregnancy may be associated with Autism and ADHD

The makers of Tylenol and generic acetaminophen are facing Tylenol Autism lawsuits alleging they negligently failed to warn pregnant women, doctors, and the public about the potential risk involved with using their products during pregnancy. Recent studies have tied the use of Tylenol during pregnancy to a greater incident rate and severity of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), complex developmental disorder, and other health issues. The link between Tylenol and autism has been studied the most. Studies suggest that taking the drug too often during pregnancy could increase your unborn child’s risks for developing autism or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Women have long been told that acetaminophen-based products like Tylenol® are the best pain relievers to take during pregnancy but our team is now reviewing potential Tylenol Autism lawsuits on behalf of parents of children diagnosed with autism or ADHD after significant Tylenol® or generic acetaminophen use by the mother during pregnancy. 

In 2021, 91 American and European scientists were alarmed enough about the data showing a consistent association between acetaminophen and autism or ADHD that they signed a consensus statement urging pregnant women to minimize their use of acetaminophen during pregnancy. We will discuss this consensus statement and scientific evidence linking Tylenol to autism and ADHD later in this article. However, the science is becoming clear that regular use of generic acetaminophen or Tylenol during pregnancy poses a significant risk to the developing fetus.

If you believe that you or your child have been exposed to significant amounts of Tylenol or generic acetaminophen in utero and presents with Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD, you may have a Tylenol Autism lawsuit against the manufacturers of generic acetaminophen (Mallinckrodt) or Tylenol (McNeil Consumer Products Co., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson). However, we are also investigating claims and potential Tylenol Autism lawsuits against retailers such as CVS, Walgreens, Costco, and Walmart.

These lawsuits are often resolved through an out-of-court settlement. However, the amounts available through this legal avenue vary depending on many factors. The amount of fetal exposure to acetaminophen coupled with your child’s clinical presentation and diagnosis will play a large role in determining value. Recent studies indicate that in-utero acetaminophen exposure can impact fetal brain development.

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