Tylenol Autism Lawsuits
Did you take Tylenol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy?
Exposure to Tylenol in the womb has been linked to autism and ADHD
Our attorneys at Ankin Law are currently reviewing Tylenol autism lawsuits (also known as acetaminophen lawsuits) for parents in Chicago and throughout Illinois. If your child was exposed to acetaminophen during pregnancy and has been diagnosed with Autism or ADHD, contact our law firm for a FREE case evaluation.
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Tylenol and Autism: Here’s What You Need to Know
Tylenol use during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of children developing autism and other neurologic disorders, including ADHD. If you (or if you’re a dad, your child’s mother) used acetaminophen during pregnancy, and your child has been diagnosed with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or another neurological disorder, your family may be entitled to substantial compensation.
Is the Tylenol Autism Lawsuit Real?
Tylenol autism lawsuits are real, and they have gained national attention. As parents of children with autism and ADHD continue to come forward, it is expected that we will see over 100,000 cases emerge nationwide.
Does Tylenol Cause Autism?
According to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, children who were exposed to the highest levels of acetaminophen in the womb were approximately three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or ADHD than children who were exposed to low levels or none at all.
When Was Tylenol Linked to Autism and ADHD?
Studies linking acetaminophen use during pregnancy and neurological disorders, including autism, have been around for decades. In a Danish study that was conducted between 1996 and 2002, scientists discovered an increase in ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder – a severe form of ADHD – after prenatal exposure to acetaminophen. In a 2018 study, the use of Tylenol for a prolonged period during pregnancy was linked to a 20% increase in the risk of autism.
Why Are Target and Walmart Involved in the Acetaminophen Autism Lawsuit?
Target and Walmart are facing a lawsuit that alleges that the retailers knew about, or should have known about, the possible danger of using the painkiller while pregnant, but they failed to warn consumers about the increased risk of autism and ADHD in children who were exposed to their store-branded acetaminophen in the womb. CVS Pharmacy managed to dodge a similar lawsuit.
What Are the Expected Tylenol Autism Lawsuit Settlement Amounts?
Since these are lifelong injuries that affected children are suffering, per person settlements in Tylenol autism lawsuits will likely be substantial. Many plaintiffs will probably receive hundreds of thousands of dollars if the cases settle. Some families could recover substantially more, however. If the child has severe autism that significantly limits his or her ability to function independently, for instance, the value of that case will be much more. Successful jury verdicts could return millions to victims and their families.
When Will the Tylenol Autism Lawsuits Be Settled?
With so many factors playing a role in the future of the acetaminophen autism lawsuits, our injury attorneys cannot predict when these cases will be resolved. These claims may be settled as early as 2024, and new warning labels could be added to the applicable medications. They may take longer to resolve, however.
How Our Law Firm Can Help
Our lawyers have the experience, skill, and resources necessary to maximize your recovery in a Tylenol acetaminophen lawsuit. With our law firm on your side, you may be able to recover up to 300% more than if you handle your case on your own.
We Are Experienced
We have more than 100 year of combined experience handling products liability, class action, and mass tort cases in Illinois. We know what to expect from the other side, what evidence we’re going to need, and how to present your case. Most of all, we know how to win.
We Work with Experts
Our attorneys work with the people who know the most about the link between Tylenol and neurodevelopmental disorders to maximize your chances of success. We will draw upon the knowledge of scientists and medical experts to help you win your case.
We Are Trial Lawyers
At Ankin Law, we are not a settlement mill. While we are skilled negotiators, we are also trial lawyers, and we don’t back down. Our team will fight to protect your rights in court and help you get the compensation your family is due.
We Cover the Upfront Costs of Your Lawsuit
Our law firm will shoulder the costs that accompany your lawsuit, so you can take legal action against the manufacturer without worrying about additional financial burdens. In fact, we won’t even charge you attorney fees until we win your case, and you receive payment.
Neurological Disorders Linked to Tylenol Use During Pregnancy
Numerous studies from all over the world have indicated that prenatal exposure to Tylenol or generic acetaminophen may increase the risk of developing numerous neurological disorders.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a neurodevelopmental condition affecting focus, attention, and impulse control in individuals.
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) refers to a range of conditions affecting social communication and behavior in varying degrees.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) involves persistent patterns of defiance, hostility, and disobedience towards authority figures and societal norms.
Conduct Disorder (CD) exhibits persistent behavior disregarding societal norms, often including aggression, rule-breaking, and violating others’ rights.
Language delays denote slower or limited development of speech, communication, or understanding language, typically in early childhood stages.
Executive Function Impairment refers to difficulties with cognitive processes like planning, organization, attention, and problem-solving, impacting daily functioning.
Decreased IQ levels refer to lower intellectual abilities measured by standardized tests, indicating below-average cognitive functioning in individuals.
Do You Qualify for a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?
If you (or the mother of your child) used acetaminophen during pregnancy for an extended period of time or in high doses, and your child was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, you may qualify to sue the manufacturer of the medication.
To be eligible to file an acetaminophen autism lawsuit, or another lawsuit related to the use of acetaminophen while pregnant, you’ll need to meet the following criteria.
- You took Tylenol, a generic form of acetaminophen, or another medication containing acetaminophen during your pregnancy.
- Your child was diagnosed with autism, ADHD, or another neurodevelopmental disorder that has been linked to acetaminophen use during pregnancy.
- Your child is age 17 or younger.
Contact our product liability lawyers to confirm your eligibility for the Tylenol autism lawsuit. Call Ankin Law at (312) 600-0000 to recover full compensation.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?
The damages that you can recover if your claim is successful will depend on the types of losses your family has endured, and the losses that you are expected to continue to suffer. Examples include:
- Past and future medical bills
- In-home care costs
- Lost earning opportunities
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
As a parent of a child who was injured by exposure to acetaminophen in the womb, you may also be able to recover compensation for your:
- Lost wages
- Lost benefits
- Lost earning opportunities
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Frequently Asked Questions About Tylenol Autism Lawsuits
What Is the Tylenol Autism Lawsuit Age Limit?
Level 3 autism, categorized under the DSM-5, signifies severe symptoms requiring substantial support. Individuals may face significant impairments in social communication, daily functioning, and rigid behaviors, often necessitating substantial assistance and exhibiting marked challenges in social interaction and communication, along with repetitive behaviors.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Tylenol Autism Claim?
Navigating a Tylenol autism claim can be complex, requiring comprehensive legal understanding. While legal representation isn’t mandatory, it’s beneficial due to the intricacies involved in proving a link between prenatal Tylenol use and autism. Lawyers who are experienced in product liability and medical claims can provide guidance, assess case viability, gather evidence, and represent your interests, potentially enhancing the chances of a successful claim.
Should I Join a Class Action Lawsuit Against Tylenol?
Deciding to participate in a Tylenol class action lawsuit hinges on individual circumstances. Consider the merits, potential compensation, and the extent of your claim. While a class action streamlines legal proceedings, ensuring collective action against a common defendant, it might limit your individual control over the case. Weigh the pros and cons and consult with a lawyer. Your attorney can clarify your legal options and help you determine whether joining a class action or pursuing an individual claim better suits your situation.
Is Tylenol Safe to Take During Pregnancy?
Numerous studies have indicated a link between taking Tylenol during pregnancy and the development of ASD, ADHD, and other conditions in children. As a result, numerous experts have suggested that pregnant women minimize their use of acetaminophen or avoid it altogether during pregnancy. Consulting a healthcare professional before taking any medication while pregnant is essential. Your doctor can weigh the benefits versus the risks, ensuring that you make informed decisions that are tailored to your individual health needs and the safest options during your pregnancy.
What Proof Do You Need for a Tylenol lawsuit?
For a Tylenol lawsuit to be successful, evidence establishing a causal link between the medication and adverse effects is crucial. This might include medical records, prescriptions, and detailed accounts of symptoms or complications. Scientific studies supporting claims, expert opinions, and testimony can also strengthen the case. Additionally, documenting the timing, dosage, and duration of Tylenol use alongside the onset of symptoms strengthens the claim’s validity. Hiring a lawyer experienced in pharmaceutical litigation can ensure you have the evidence necessary to support your claim.
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