Tylenol (Acetaminophen) Autism Lawsuit

Tylenol Acetaminophen Autism Lawsuit

Taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) While Pregnant Linked to Autism

Research has revealed that using Tylenol (acetaminophen) in high doses during pregnancy is linked to an increased risk of children developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Correlation between increased levels of acetaminophen in cord blood samples and umbilical cord blood from newborns were revealed. By consuming acetaminophen, studies show that it can travel through the mother’s blood, cross the placenta and enter the baby’s bloodstream.

What Is Acetaminophen?

Acetaminophen is an active ingredient used in several over-the-counter and prescription medicines. It relieves mild to moderate pain from headaches, muscle aches, colds, sore throats, and more.

If your child has been diagnosed with autism after you used acetaminophen during pregnancy, call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free case review.

What Is Happening with the Acetaminophen Lawsuits?

The underlying theme of the claims for the acetaminophen lawsuit is that those taking it, specifically pregnant women, should know the potential risks of the products. However, manufacturers and retailers failed to adequately warn about the potential risks associated with acetaminophen use during pregnancy.

What About the Dosages? Do They Matter?

In a study by the Cleveland Clinic, small amounts of acetaminophen taken during pregnancies (fewer than eight days) did not increase any risk.

“If you have a fever or if pain is disrupting your daily life during pregnancy, it’s OK to take acetaminophen occasionally,” said Cleveland Clinic’s Ob/Gyn Dr. Zanotti. “We just don’t want you taking acetaminophen every day or long-term.”

Connection Between Acetaminophen and Autism

  • 2021 – A study found that children exposed to acetaminophen before birth were 19% more likely to develop autism.
  • 2019 – Another study found that children with the highest drug levels in their blood were 3.62 times more likely to be diagnosed with autism.
  • 2018 – A study found that pregnant women who use acetaminophen for an extended amount of time have a 20% greater risk of having children with autism.
  • 2017 – A study suggested that autism could be “an acetaminophen-induced brain injury.”
  • 2008 – The first study that linked acetaminophen and autism. It concluded that children given acetaminophen were more likely to develop autism.

If your child has been diagnosed with autism after you used acetaminophen during pregnancy, call 1-800-ELK-OHIO for a free case review.

What Are The Symptoms of Autism In Children?

  • Repeating the same phrases
  • Not smiling when you smile at them
  • Not talking as much as other children
  • Getting very upset when asked to do something
  • Finding it hard to make friends
  • Taking things literally, such as not understanding phrases like “break a leg”
  • Finding it difficult to say how they feel
  • Liking a strict daily routine and getting upset if it changes

Who Qualifies to File a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?

  • Only adult-strength or Extra strength Acetaminophen/Tylenol
  • The mother needs to have taken 10 or more doses
  • Kids cannot have had a birth injury
  • Mother cannot have a child that was already diagnosed with Autism and did not use Tylenol or Acetaminophen during that pregnancy

Free Case Review

If you or a loved one took acetaminophen while pregnant, you may be entitled to compensation. Call 1-800-ELK-OHIO or fill out an online contact form for a free case review.