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The product liability attorneys at Reich & Binstock are investigating and reviewing Tylenol autism lawsuits. Parents throughout the nation are facing the possibility that their child’s Autism Spectrum Disorder could have resulted from Tylenol (acetaminophen) use during pregnancy. In October 2022, a Tylenol class action lawsuit was certified, meaning a class action claim is the best option for handling a large number of claims. If you are a parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and you believe that diagnosis resulted from acetaminophen exposure, you may have a valid Tylenol autism lawsuit.

At Reich & Binstock, our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience litigating class action and mass tort claims. Recent scientific studies have shown that the makers of Tylenol and generic acetaminophen failed to warn consumers and doctors of the risks associated with pregnant women using their products. These studies have not only tied Tylenol and autism together, but also Tylenol and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Our Tylenol autism lawyers are standing by to conduct free case evaluations for those affected. To schedule a free consultation with us, please call our office at 713-622-7271 today.

Tylenol Autism Lawsuit Updates November 2022

Many people hesitate to believe the connection between Tylenol, autism, and ADHD. However, significant scientific evidence exists to support these links. As of November 2022, there is enough strong evidence that a class action lawsuit has been filed in New York. This class action Tylenol lawsuit will house all Tylenol lawsuits that are filed in a federal court.

Pregnant women who used Tylenol or generic acetaminophen during pregnancy may be able to file acetaminophen autism lawsuits to seek financial compensation. Most of these cases involve autism and ADHD, but claims involving other neurological disorders are also being investigated.

What Is Acetaminophen?

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Tylenol is simply the brand name for generic acetaminophen. Acetaminophen relieves pain from certain mild to moderate conditions, such as headaches, menstrual cramps, back pain, toothaches, and even arthritis. It also helps to reduce fever. It can come in many forms, including pills, suspensions, dissolvable tablets, chews, and effervescent tablets.

As with any medication, acetaminophen has certain rare side effects, including the following.

  • Nausea
  • Red or blistering skin
  • Hives or rashes
  • Itching
  • Hoarse voice
  • Having difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • Swelling around the throat, lips, face, or other parts of the body

Keep in mind that many of the above symptoms happen as a result of an allergic reaction to the medication.

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Recent research shows that in utero acetaminophen exposure may increase the risk that a child will develop Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Multiple studies, including over 100,000 women and children in total, have concluded that acetaminophen use during pregnancy can lead to a 30% higher risk of fetuses developing autism or ADHD.

Tylenol and generic acetaminophen are so widely used that, if you were to open someone’s bathroom or kitchen cabinet, you’re very likely to find a bottle containing one of these products. Unfortunately, the manufacturers of Tylenol and generic acetaminophen products failed to warn doctors, parents, patients, and the general public about the risks associated with the medication.

Is There a Tylenol Class Action Lawsuit?

Yes. All Tylenol autism lawsuits filed in federal courts will be transferred to the Southern District of New York for pretrial discovery. This decision will likely help plaintiffs, as it will give them “strength in numbers,” so to speak. While filing an individual lawsuit may still be an option, pursuing compensation from a class action claim may be a better option for your case. We recommend speaking with qualified product liability lawyers for a thorough review of your case before taking the next steps.

Is Tylenol Linked to Autism?

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Acetaminophen use during pregnancy can increase the risk of a fetus developing autism or ADHD. A 2018 analysis of 132,738 pairs of children and mothers showed a 20% higher risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder, and a 30% increased risk of ADHD. Keep in mind that these children experienced prolonged acetaminophen exposure during their development as a fetus. In other words, frequent or regular acetaminophen use during pregnancy is what increases these risks. Generally, taking small doses of acetaminophen for short periods of time does not increase these risks.

Unfortunately, Tylenol has long been recommended as the safest pain reliever and fever reducer for pregnant women. This means that, when pregnant women needed relief from pain or a fever, they often turned to acetaminophen without being warned of the risks by manufacturers.

Does Tylenol Cause Autism?

Tylenol is not the principal cause of autism, nor is it guaranteed to cause autism from prenatal exposure. However, as we stated previously, regular acetaminophen use can affect fetal brain development, as well as cause certain neurological disorders. Because of the heavy scientific evidence supporting these claims, many lawsuits have already been filed across the nation. Those who used Tylenol or generic acetaminophen products during pregnancy may be able to pursue Tylenol autism cases if their children developed Autism Spectrum Disorder or ADHD.

Tylenol Use During Pregnancy and Related Health Concerns

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Although doctors have frequently recommended acetaminophen as a safe choice for pain during pregnancy, new studies have cast doubt on that claim. As of right now, the FDA and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists still state that Tylenol is a safe medication to take while pregnant. Many women experience great pain and discomfort during pregnancy, which is why they might turn to certain over-the-counter medications.

Around 65% of women in the United States will take Tylenol or generic acetaminophen during pregnancy, largely because their doctor told them it was safe. There was no evidence of an increased risk of birth defects or miscarriages, which is what many worry about. However, new scientific evidence tells us that doctors, patients, and consumers simply had no idea about the other risks. 

Who Can File a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?

Before pursuing a claim, it’s important to speak with Tylenol attorneys who can evaluate your case. If you or someone you know used Tylenol or generic acetaminophen during pregnancy and subsequently had a child with ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder, you may be eligible for a Tylenol autism lawsuit.

By contacting Reich & Binstock about your claim, we can offer a free evaluation of the facts of your case. This way, we can advise you on whether or not you have a valid claim, what steps to take next, and what your case might be worth. 

Compensation in a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit

At this point, it is still much too early to estimate the full settlement amount for the acetaminophen lawsuits. However, by looking at past multidistrict litigation cases involving applicable FDA labeling laws, we can gain a better understanding of what a settlement might look like. As with many MDL cases, settlement amounts will likely be based on the severity of the child’s condition, as well as how the family has been impacted.

Do You Need an Attorney for a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?

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While you are not required to hire an attorney for a Tylenol autism lawsuit, we strongly recommend at least speaking with an attorney about your case. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling product liability cases, drug injury cases, and mass tort cases. This gives us the full range of skills and experience necessary to properly evaluate and litigate these claims.

We also understand that navigating the federal legal system can be challenging on your own. The best way to ensure you don’t make costly mistakes is to work with a qualified attorney from the very beginning. At Reich & Binstock, we are proud to be nationally recognized pharmaceutical litigation attorneys. If you believe you may have a valid Tylenol lawsuit, contact our law firm as soon as possible.

Contact a Tylenol Autism Attorney Today

Any over-the-counter drug has certain risk factors, but manufacturers of these products have a responsibility to clearly disclose these risk factors to consumers. When a company or manufacturer fails to do this, they open themselves up to product liability lawsuits. This is the basis of the recent Tylenol autism lawsuits. If your child’s development has been adversely affected by prenatal acetaminophen exposure, you may have a valid Tylenol lawsuit. Contact the seasoned product liability lawyers at Reich & Binstock to schedule your free consultation with us. Call our office at 713-622-7271 or fill out our online intake form to schedule.