For years, expecting mothers have relied on Tylenol (acetaminophen) to relieve pain. Studies now suggest that there’s a strong link between a fetus’s exposure to acetaminophen and an increased likelihood of autism.
Our legal team is dedicated to helping families of children with autism get the compensation they deserve in Tylenol child autism lawsuits. If you took Tylenol while pregnant, and your child was diagnosed with autism, you might be able to get compensation for the damages your family is experiencing.
Contact us today for a free consultation.
Tylenol Exposure in the Womb and Higher Rates of Autism
In utero exposure to acetaminophen is associated with a 20% higher risk of developing autism, according to a 2018 study. In 2021, many scientists issued a statement alerting the public of this risk.
Unfortunately, pregnant women were not informed about the potential risks for taking Tylenol and are now forced to deal with the outcome.
If your family is considering your legal options after your child was diagnosed with autism that you suspect is a result of taking Tylenol, contact our firm today for a free consultation.
Common Signs of Autism
Signs of autism vary greatly from one person to another. A few of the most common signs are:
- Difficulties communicating
- Difficulties engaging socially
- Repeated behaviors
- Limited interests or activities
- Difficulties making eye contact with others
It’s estimated that one in 44 children in the U.S. might have autism. The number has grown in recent decades, and it’s possible that exposure to Tylenol is a contributing factor in the increase.
You Shouldn’t Have to Pay for a Pharmaceutical Company’s Negligence
Drug manufacturers are legally obligated to inform users of risks their products pose. When pregnant women aren’t made aware of the risks their child faces when taking a drug, it’s impossible for them to make an informed decision about whether they should take that medication.
Product liability laws exist to hold manufacturers responsible when they fail to warn consumers about the dangers of their products. Consumers have the right to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for the damages they or their loved ones suffer.
Parents might experience many different costs while managing their child’s autism. Those costs can include years of medical bills and lost income.
Contact Our Tylenol Child Autism Lawyers Today
If you’re considering taking legal action against the manufacturer of Tylenol, contact our team today. We have years of experience holding negligent manufacturers accountable for the harm they cause consumers, and we’ll review your case at no cost.