Tylenol Lawsuit

Dangerous Drug Injuries

Tylenol Lawsuit

Tylenol and its generic form, acetaminophen, are among the most widely used painkillers. However, research has shown that in pregnant women, acetaminophen can potentially cross the human placental barrier and remain in a developing infant’s blood for extended periods.

This extended period of time suggests a possible link between acetaminophen use during pregnancy and neurodevelopmental issues in children. Families have already filed lawsuits claiming the makers of Tylenol and acetaminophen products failed to warn of these risks.


If you believe your child has been impacted by fetal exposure to acetaminophen, contact a defective product lawyer at Rutter Mills to determine if you qualify for a Tylenol lawsuit. Challenging cases like this are won or lost based on your counsel’s competence, reputation, and integrity. Trust that we will leverage our experience and resources to fight for your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation.


Understanding the Connection between Tylenol and Autism

According to data from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated one in 30 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. As noted, in recent years, several scientific studies indicate a connection between Tylenol use during pregnancy and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risks.


A systematic review of research on the subject also found evidence of a link between acetaminophen and neurodevelopment changes associated with ASD and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD.) This report recommends that pregnant women should limit their use of acetaminophen until and unless this link is disproven.


In addition, the correlation between Tylenol use and ADHD is supported by several studies dating back to 2002. A meta-analysis with 244,940 participants found “there is an association between maternal acetaminophen use during pregnancy and the risk of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in offspring.


Tylenol and Autism/ADHD Lawsuits Explained

As a result of this information, families across the U.S. are pursuing civil actions against the companies that make and sell Tylenol and acetaminophen products without warning consumers of the potential risks–informally referred to as the Tylenol Lawsuit. All plaintiffs across the U.S. will be heard in one jurisdiction to save time and resources, known as multi-district litigation (MDL).


In this MDL, attorneys must prove that companies manufacturing Tylenol breached their duty of care to warn consumers of the risks. We believe these retailers and manufacturers are potentially negligent because they failed to heed the growing body of research linking acetaminophen use during pregnancy to ASD and ADHD.


Johnson & Johnson is one of the manufacturers named in the MDL. Retailers, including Wal-Mart, Costco, Family Dollar, Dollar Tree, and 7-Eleven, have been added as defendants for selling acetaminophen without sufficient warnings.


What Is the Daubert Standard?

At the heart of the Tylenol Lawsuit is the scientific proof of a connection between neurodevelopmental disorders and maternal acetaminophen use. The Daubert Standard is a test used by courts to determine whether expert testimony should be admissible. In the case of the Tylenol MDL, the courts must determine if scientific researchers’ testimony about the connection between exposure to acetaminophen in utero meets the standard of admissibility.


While there have been recent hurdles in this regard, this can change as more studies may further establish how acetaminophen affects the developing fetus.


Joining The Tylenol Autism Class Action Lawsuit

If your child was diagnosed with ASD, ADHD, or other neurodevelopmental disorders and you took Tylenol while pregnant, you may want to file a lawsuit. Our attorneys at Rutter Mills are available to review your case and guide you through the process.


The process of joining the MDL begins with a free consultation with our team. During this initial appointment, we assess your circumstances to determine the strength of your case. When considering whether to recommend legal action, we will evaluate the causal link between your child’s diagnosis and your maternal use of acetaminophen. We can also consider how ASD or ADHD has impacted your child’s life and your family as a whole.


Potential Compensation in the Class Action Tylenol Lawsuit

Compensation for Tylenol claims varies based on how your child’s condition has impacted their life and the assistance necessary to support and care for them.


In pharmaceutical lawsuits, compensation may be possible for:

  • Medical care
  • Lost income
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Educational and support services
  • Punitive damages for negligent defendants


Early projections for the settlement value of Tylenol Lawsuit claims range between $50,000 up to and in excess of $500,000, depending on the severity of the condition and the support and treatment that will be required over time. A consultation with our team is the most effective way to assess your legal options and determine potential compensation.


Tylenol Lawsuit FAQs

Here is an overview of the most commonly asked questions related to Tylenol and autism lawsuits, as well as Tylenol and ADHD lawsuits.


What is the basis for the Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?

Plaintiffs in the Tylenol Lawsuit claim companies that manufacture and sell Tylenol breached their duty of care by failing to warn consumers of the risks of maternal use of acetaminophen.


What does the research say about the link between Tylenol and autism?

At this time, research suggests a link between Tylenol (acetaminophen) use during pregnancy and autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental disorders. However, arguments over the admissibility of this scientific evidence in federal court may impact court proceedings.


Am I eligible to participate in this class-action lawsuit?

It’s difficult to say without reviewing your case. However, if you used acetaminophen while pregnant and your child developed Autism or ADHD, you may be eligible to participate.


What kind of compensation can be claimed by participants in this class-action lawsuit?

Potential damages are calculated based on several factors, including your child’s condition and the costs associated with their care and treatment. Compensation may be possible for lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress. Punitive damages may also be possible if the at-fault party’s actions that led to your case are intentional or grossly negligent.

Contact Rutter Mills for a Free Consultation

Our defective product attorneys have many years of experience helping injured victims receive full compensation for their losses. You can trust our team to advocate for your family and recover the damages you deserve after a difficult diagnosis. A Rutter Mills case is a serious case, and we understand the outcome will make a big difference to you and your life moving forward.

Schedule a free consultation with our team today. From our offices in Norfolk and Newport News, we assist clients across Virginia. Since we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront legal fees.

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