Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit
Widespread use of the popular pain reliever Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not mean it is a safe drug for everyone to take, especially those who are pregnant. The drug has been linked to diagnoses in children for autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Both disorders come with their own challenges, and, in many cases, they affect children for the rest of their lives.
If you took Tylenol while pregnant and your child later developed one of these conditions (or even both), you can file a Tylenol autism ADHD lawsuit and recover compensation. Nadrich & Cohen can review your legal options during a free consultation today. We can start your case at no cost to you. We do not get paid unless you recover compensation.
Studies Link Prenatal Tylenol Use and ADHD, Autism Risks
While some say Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe to take during pregnancy, some researchers warn against it, and prenatal Tylenol use remains under study. In 2019, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health concluded in a study that children exposed to acetaminophen while in the womb were at higher risk of developing autism or ADHD.
Johns Hopkins’ researchers reviewed 20 years of data from the Boston Birth Cohort during the study. After their review, they concluded that children with acetaminophen in their umbilical cord blood samples were nearly three times more likely to receive an ADHD or autism diagnosis during childhood. The study appeared in JAMA Psychiatry.
Tylenol Use During Pregnancy Causes Childhood Behavioral Problems
JAMA Pediatrics suggests that prenatal acetaminophen use can affect neurodevelopment in the womb and cause behavioral problems in elementary-age children. After reviewing data from nearly 7,800 mothers who used acetaminophen during pregnancy, researchers concluded that drug exposure puts children at a higher risk of having behavioral issues, including hyperactivity and emotional problems.
FDA Warns Consumers About Tylenol’s Effects on the Liver
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), more than 600 medications contain acetaminophen. In addition to prenatal Tylenol use, some have challenged whether the drug is safe to use in general.
Here are some things to know:
- Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and McNeil Consumer Healthcare (its subsidiary that makes Tylenol) have faced lawsuits over the years from plaintiffs who claim they suffered liver damage after taking Tylenol.
- The FDA warns against taking too much acetaminophen despite its benefits. Taking more of the drug than prescribed, doubling up on medicines that have it, and taking it while drinking alcohol can all harm the liver.
- Plaintiffs who have sued Tylenol’s drugmakers say the companies did not go far enough in warning consumers about its liver dangers. In 2017, after years of lawsuits and litigation, J&J and McNeil Consumer Healthcare settled lawsuits concerning liver failure and liver damage that plaintiffs linked to Tylenol use.
Tylenol’s been one of the world’s most popular over-the-counter medications since the 1950s. Yet, just like the drug itself, its concerns are nothing new. For years, researchers have questioned Tylenol’s safety––and now, they have concrete data to back up their suspicions.
How We Can Help With a Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit
If you think your Tylenol or acetaminophen use during pregnancy caused your child’s autism or ADHD diagnosis, we can explore your legal options. For more than 30 years, the attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen have helped clients with various injuries, including those involving dangerous and defective drugs.
Our lawyers are ready to:
Investigate Your Case and Gather Supporting Evidence
To recoup compensation, we must show that because Tylenol caused your child’s condition, its makers owe you compensation. Yet, we need supporting evidence, such as:
- Medical records that show you used and were advised to use Tylenol during your pregnancy
- Employment records, proving the medical professional who advised you to use Tylenol worked at the facility where you received prenatal care
- Witness testimony from those who saw you use Tylenol while pregnant
- Expert testimony from medical professionals and other experts who can offer an opinion that supports your allegations
- Documents showing you bought and used Tylenol, such as a store receipt or invoice
We can also use evidence that proves your child was diagnosed with autism or ADHD, such as:
- Your child’s medical records, documenting their autism or ADHD diagnosis
- Your child’s appointment schedule and notes about their condition from a medical or mental health professional
- Notes from your child’s school about their conduct in class, behavioral challenges, etc.
- Witness testimony from your family members, your child’s teachers, and others close to you
Pursue Financial Recovery for Your Injury-Related Losses
Before implementing a course of legal action, we will review your situation and identify your damages. Financial recovery in your case could account for:
- Medical expenses (past, present, and future)
- Rehabilitation expenses (such as cognitive behavioral therapy)
- Medications and medical devices
- Pain and suffering
- Income loss and lost or reduced earning ability
- Special education expenses and accommodations
Guide You Through the Claims Process
Right now, you have enough on your plate. Your child may require intensive care to manage their behavior or perform well in school. The last thing you need to worry about is building a case against a billion-dollar drugmaker.
Hiring legal representation to manage your Tylenol autism ADHD lawsuit ensures you have a professional on your side who understands state product liability law. Legal aid also ensures you have an advocate who has one goal: to promote your family’s right to damages.
Our attorneys will advise you throughout your case, protecting your interests and rights. We will keep your case on track and keep you up to date on its progression.
Talk to Us About Your Tylenol Autism ADHD Lawsuit for Free Today
If your child has autism or ADHD that prenatal Tylenol or acetaminophen use caused, we can help you recover compensation. These awards could pay for your child’s medical care, education, and more.
We want to help you get the financial support you need so your child can thrive. Call Nadrich & Cohen for a free consultation.