Tylenol LawsuitTylenol and the generic drug acetaminophen are among the most popular pain relievers in the U.S. These drugs, which are also used to reduce fever, are frequently used by pregnant women. Medical science previously suggested they were a safe over-the-counter medication that could be used during pregnancy. 

However, recent medical studies have shown a link between Tylenol use during pregnancy and an increased risk of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children. 

Women who used the drug during pregnancy have filed product liability suits against the manufacturers and distributors of acetaminophen and Tylenol. There are dozens of cases pending.

If you used acetaminophen during pregnancy, and your child later developed autism or ADHD, you may be entitled to damages from retailers who carried the drug. Rosen Injury Lawyers can help you understand your rights and legal options. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your acetaminophen or Tylenol lawsuit.

How Rosen Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Tylenol Lawsuit

How Rosen Injury Lawyers Can Help With Your Tylenol LawsuitIt can be distressing to learn that a drug you thought was safe to use during pregnancy actually had harmful side effects. It can be more devastating when your child is the one who is affected by the drug.

You deserve justice if your child developed autism or ADHD due to your Tylenol use during pregnancy. Rosen Injury Lawyers can help you get the compensation you need to help your child and family move forward. Our legal team has recovered millions of dollars for injured clients. We’ve been recognized as Top 25 Mass Tort Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers. 

When you hire us, we will:

We have decades of experience in complex litigation, class actions, and mass torts cases. You can trust we’ll use all our experience and resources to help you win your case.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our mass torts lawyers.

Overview of Acetaminophen and Tylenol

acetaminophen is the generic name for Tylenol. Also known as paracetamol, it is the active ingredient in numerous drugs designed to treat fever and manage pain. acetaminophen is the most common active drug ingredient in the U.S. It can also be combined with other active ingredients to treat colds, flu, allergies, and insomnia. 

It is estimated that around 52 million people each week use a medicine containing acetaminophen. Studies have shown that Tylenol and acetaminophen can pass from a mother’s blood to her placenta — and then enter the child’s bloodstream.

Research has demonstrated that acetaminophen can affect the operation of the immune system and make cells more vulnerable to oxidative stress. These effects can ostensibly influence the development of a child’s brain. 

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects different areas of the brain. It can impact a person’s social abilities, cognitive function, and communication skills. Usually appearing before age 3, autism can cause difficulties in one’s verbal and non-verbal communication abilities. 

Autism typically lasts for life and has no known cure, although early intervention and treatment can improve certain symptoms. ASD is more common in boys, who are four times more likely to have autism than girls. This condition affects 1 in 44 children.

What is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder found in children. In fact, it is one of the most common. ADHD can cause children to have difficulty with focus and impulse control. It can also cause children to be overly active.

There are three main types of ADHD:

ADHD, which can last into adulthood, is typically treated with medication and therapy.

Research Shows a Link Between Acetaminophen/Tylenol and Autism

A growing body of scientific research has linked Tylenol use during pregnancy with a heightened risk of autism or ADHD in the child. Here are some relevant recent studies:

There are many more studies and articles that highlight the link between Tylenol use in pregnancy and neurological problems in children.

Pending Tylenol Autism Litigation

Courts have been inundated with product liability suits related to Tylenol and acetaminophen. Plaintiffs have initiated lawsuits against retailers that carry the drugs, claiming the defendants failed to warn consumers that using Tylenol and acetaminophen during pregnancy can cause autism or ADHD in children.

The corporations named in the suits include the following:

Many cases have been consolidated into multidistrict litigation. These lawsuits are still in the early stages of litigation, with the first hearings occurring in November 2022.

Can You File an Acetaminophen lawsuit?

You may be eligible to file a Tylenol autism claim if:

  1. You used acetaminophen or Tylenol while pregnant, and
  2. Your child was later diagnosed with autism or ADHD.

Even if you meet these qualifications, you will have an uphill battle proving your claim. It will require substantial evidence to link your child’s condition with your acetaminophen or Tylenol usage during pregnancy. 

An experienced Tylenol lawsuit lawyer can help you understand your rights and options. They can assess the merits of your case and develop a strategy for proving your claim. They can consult with leading medical experts to help establish causation. 

How Much is my Acetaminophen Case Worth?

It’s difficult to pinpoint the exact value of a case without analyzing the facts and circumstances. Moreover, the lawsuits are still pending, meaning there are no points of reference for compensation. 

The value of your case will likely depend on the following factors:

The best way to understand the value of your case is to consult an experienced product liability lawyer. Rosen Injury Lawyers offers free consultations to help you understand your rights. 

Contact Rosen Injury Lawyers for Help with Your Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Lawsuit

If you believe your child has developed autism or ADHD as a result of your consumption of Tylenol or acetaminophen, you should act fast. Product liability lawsuits are already pending against retailers of these drugs. 

Our product liability attorneys at Rosen Injury Lawyers can help you determine whether you have a case against one of the defendants named in these lawsuits or another corporation not yet named. Rosen Injury Lawyers has decades of combined experience handling mass torts, class actions, and product liability claims. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for victims just like you.

We’d be proud to put our skills and resources behind your case. Contact Rosen Injury Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team. We work on contingency, which means we don’t charge attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you first.