Filing a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit in 2024 | Your Right to Financial Compensation

Do you have a child with autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Did you, as the mother or your wife (if you’re the father), use Tylenol when pregnant with your child? A recent study has once again linked autism to Tylenol use, resulting in the rise of filed Tylenol Autism lawsuit in 2024.

Experienced product liability lawyers across the country say that the increase in lawsuits can lead to a Tylenol class action lawsuit. In fact, as of the time of writing, lawyers are already working to have a Tylenol class action lawsuit certified in federal court. If the certification is successful, there will be millions of Tylenol autism claims filed against Johnson and Johnson, Tylenol’s manufacturer, and retailers like Walmart, Walgreens, Costco, Safeway, CVS and others who sold the drug to consumers without sufficient warning.

If you or a loved one has felt aggrieved by the manufacturers and distributors of Tylenol, filing a Tylenol autism lawsuit is one way of getting the compensation you and your child deserve.

Relevant statistics about autism in the United States

A 2018 report of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cited by the National Institute of Mental Health found that:

  • 1 in every 44 eight-year-old children was diagnosed to have ASD
  • Autism spectrum disorder is 4.23 times more common among boys than among girls.
  • ASD occurs regardless of race and ethnicity

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Research studies link acetaminophen or Tylenol, autism and pregnancy

According to the CDC, about 65% of pregnant women in the United States use Tylenol. The drug is the go-to pain killer of the majority of Americans, including pregnant women looking to get relief from discomfort and pain. An estimated 20% of the United States adult population takes acetaminophen on a weekly basis, and about 25 billion doses of Tylenol are consumed yearly.

Tylenol had been a relatively safe drug until around 2018 when studies on its adverse effects started to emerge. 

In August 2018, the American Journal of Epidemiology published its research involving 130,000 pairs of mothers and children. They found that children exposed to acetaminophen in the womb were 20% more at risk of autism.

In October 2019, a study funded by the National Health Institute for Health Care Research and Quality also found that exposure to acetaminophen and its byproducts in the mother’s womb increased an infant’s risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Xiaobing Wang of the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD and his colleagues conducted the study. The study emphasized the need for further studies.

Then, in September 2021, the Nature Reviews Endocrinology journal released a Consensus Statement on the issue. Backed by 91 medical experts, the Consensus Statement essentially warned that Tylenol could increase the risk of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.

Despite the findings above, doctors still say that pregnant women may still take Tylenol in low doses. Moreover, studies show that pregnant women who continuously use Tylenol during the second and third trimester are more at risk.

Tylenol Autism Lawsuit

Who is qualified to file an infant Tylenol lawsuit in 2024?

If you used high doses of Tylenol for a prolonged period of time while pregnant with a child who is now diagnosed with autism or ASD, you might be eligible to file a civil action and get financial compensation.

Tylenol, whose generic name is acetaminophen, is an over-the-counter drug that is used mainly to manage pain and fever.

What you need to prove in filing a Tylenol autism lawsuit

To prove fault on the part of the manufacturer, the plaintiff must connect autism to Tylenol use during pregnancy. Moreover, it is important to allege in your complaint that the manufacturers, physicians, and distributors of the drug knew or should have known the adverse effects of Tylenol during pregnancy but failed to sufficiently warn you about them.

Tylenol autism lawsuit of plaintiffs with no history of autism or complications during pregnancy are stronger.

It is worth noting that the causal link between Tylenol, autism, and pregnancy still needs to be established further by substantial evidence.

What you need to justify seeking financial compensation

The following pieces of evidence can help prove your Tylenol autism lawsuit claim:

  • Medical records during pregnancy showing prescription and intake of Tylenol
  • Medical records of the child between 1 and 10 years old, showing a diagnosis of autism, autism spectrum disorder or Kanner’s Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Development Disorder and Heller’s Syndrome. 
  • Living expenses of the child
  • Other proof of current and future expenses related to raising the child with ASD
  • Lost wages of parents who missed work to care for their child
  • Proof and monetary equivalent of pain and suffering

Defective drugs lawyers estimate that a Tylenol autism settlement can range from $5 million to $10 million.

Statute of Limitations in filing a Tylenol autism lawsuit

Generally, you have two years from the time of injury or from the time of discovery that the drug caused the injury to file a Tylenol autism lawsuit.

Depending on where you are, this statute of limitations could vary. Make sure to speak with a Tylenol autism lawyer asap to confirm your eligibility to file a claim or lawsuit.

Contact a Tylenol autism lawyer today

If you have reason to believe that your child’s autism or autism spectrum disorder is due to the mother’s Tylenol use during pregnancy, contact Ethen Ostroff Law to discuss. Many people have heavily relied on Tylenol as a trusted painkiller. However, research shows that Johnson and Johnson, Tylenol’s manufacturer, has been remiss in its duty to inform users of the risks of Tylenol.

The results of the new study are heartbreaking at the least, but Ethen Ostroff Law is here to help. He has partnered with the best and  trusted product liability lawyers in the country, you can count on us to study your case thoroughly and fight with you until the end. Our wide range of networks will also enable us to team up with a professional and dedicated Tylenol autism lawyer to help you build a stronger case.

Call Ethen Ostroff today at 610-510-8883 for a free consultation. We are determined to ensure you get the justice and compensation you deserve for what you have gone through.

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