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.