Tylenol Autism & ADHD Lawsuit

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is one of the most common over the counter (OTC) drugs, typically used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. In the United States, it is estimated that 52 million consumers use an acetaminophen-containing medicine on a weekly basis. In fact, an estimated 2.3 million pregnant women (or 65% of pregnant women) in the U.S use acetaminophen. Previous research and studies reported that Tylenol and acetaminophen were safe for pregnant women and a recommended pain reliever by many healthcare professionals. However, new research is showing a link between the use of Tylenol during pregnancy and children developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).   

If your child presents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) after being exposed to large amounts of Tylenol in utero or prenatally, you may be able to file a product liability lawsuit. Lawsuits are being filed against the manufacturers and retailers of Tylenol for failing to inform consumers of the dangerous side effects of acetaminophen-containing medicine use while pregnant. For more information, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 and ask to speak with an attorney that specializes in product liability. 

Use of Tylenol During Pregnancy

Emerging research by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals explains that using Tylenol regularly during pregnancy can increase a child’s risk of developing ASD by 20% and a child’s risk of developing ADHD by 30%. These conditions can impact a child’s quality of life and lead to long term medical care, increased medical costs, permanent disability, mental health effects, and pain and suffering.* 

Tylenol Lawsuit & Settlement Cases

Tylenol lawsuit and settlement cases potentially being investigated include claims of individuals who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) after being prenatally exposed to acetaminophen while in utero (i.e., in their mother’s uterus while she was pregnant), including the following: 

  • Tylenol 
  • Nyquil 
  • Dayquil 
  • Excedrin 
  • Paracetamol 
  • Acetaminophen 
  • Other acetaminophen based medications 

Defendants in the acetaminophen lawsuits have included numerous manufacturers and sellers of acetaminophen products, including Costco, CVS, Walgreens, Safeway and Wal-Mart.** 

Can I File a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?

In order to qualify and file a Tylenol autism lawsuit, you must: 

  • Regularly have used Tylenol during your pregnancy 
  • Have a child born on, or after January 1, 2010, who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder 

If you consumed high doses of Tylenol or other acetaminophen-containing medicine during pregnancy, and your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, you may be able to pursue financial compensation from the manufacturers, including Johnson and Johnson, and retailers of these products.  

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Contact The Barnes Firm About Your Tylenol Autism Lawsuit Today

At The Barnes Firm, we believe large corporations and pharmaceutical companies have the duty to warn consumers of all potential side effects of over-the-counter medications. If your child’s life has been impacted due to the use of Tylenol or acetaminophen-containing medicine during pregnancy, contact The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000 for a free case evaluation. With over 100 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys will work hard to help you get the best result possible.     


*If you or a loved one are experiencing health issues, side effects or complications after taking a prescription drug or medication, we urge you to promptly consult with your doctor or physician for an evaluation. 

**The listing of a company (e.g., Costco, CVS, Walgreen, Safeway, Wal-Mart, etc.) or product (e.g., Tylenol, Nyquil, Dayquil, Excedrin, etc.) is not meant to state or imply that the company acted illegally or improperly or that the product is unsafe or defective; rather only that an investigation may be, is or was being conducted to determine whether legal rights have been violated. 

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