Legal action is being taken on behalf of pregnant mothers who used Tylenol (acetaminophen) during pregnancy and had children later diagnosed with conditions like Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and more. However, the accused are not the ones who created the medications. Therefore, the stores selling generic brands of acetaminophen will also be brought to the courts. Also, you need to meet certain criteria to qualify for a Tylenol injury lawsuit. Therefore, before filing a lawsuit, you should contact an experienced attorney.
Tylenol and Risks Associated with it
Acetaminophen use during pregnancy may increase the likelihood that a developing fetus will acquire ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder in later life. According to the evidence provided by the scientists and medical community, Tylenol may lead to developmental abnormalities and symptoms such as ADHD, ASD, Language issues, Behavioral Disorders, executive function decline, and declining IQ scores, etc. However, this is not a comprehensive list of all possible diagnoses of acetaminophen exposure during pregnancy.
Warnings by Health Professionals
More and more medical professionals are highlighting the dangers of acetaminophen use during pregnancy. Health professionals are starting to believe the increasing scientific evidence. As a result, they caution expectant mothers about the link between extended acetaminophen exposure and the development of autism spectrum disorder in children. According to medical studies, Acetaminophen exposure and neurodevelopmental abnormalities have a persistent causal relationship. Additional investigations have been ordered to investigate this connection further.
Are You Eligible for the Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?
If you had been using Tylenol or generic acetaminophen while you were pregnant, and if your child was later diagnosed with autism, then you and/or your child may be eligible to file a civil case and seek monetary damages. This is because the scientific evidence linking acetaminophen exposure during pregnancy to autism is only developing now. However, plaintiffs may be awarded a sizable sum of money if this proof of causation is sufficient and strong enough to be presented to a jury in a civil lawsuit.
Factors that Influence the Eligibility for the Tylenol Autism Lawsuit
Tylenol or generic acetaminophen was used by the mother when she was pregnant, and the mother did not take these medications against the doctor’s orders. Also, the fetus was exposed to generic acetaminophen or Tylenol. The child has received a subsequent diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder or enrolled in an early intervention program for autism.
Factors that will Disqualify an Individual from the Tylenol Autism Lawsuit
Certain factors will disqualify an individual from the lawsuit. These factors include the mother’s use of drugs while pregnant, drinking alcohol or using illegal substances, and taking one or more selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Also, if the child is 18 years old and was born after March 26, 2020, the child had pre-existing medical and neurological conditions such as Down syndrome or Tourette syndrome, etc. The father was more than forty-five years old, or the mother was more than forty years old at the child’s birth.