Tylenol Lawsuit For Autism Compensation
Tylenol and Autism Lawsuit Information
If you took Tylenol or other private label APAP during pregnancy and your child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, you may be entitled to compensation.
Research has shown that there is a potential link between Tylenol use during pregnancy and autism in children, which is why tylenol pregnancy autism is a growing concern. In fact, a 2018 meta-analysis of seven studies involving 132,738 pairs of mothers and children found that children exposed to acetaminophen in the womb had a 20% higher risk of autism. A study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2019 further confirmed this connection, revealing that children with the highest levels of acetaminophen in their cord blood were roughly three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later in childhood, compared to those with the lowest levels.
Our experienced legal team can help you pursue compensation for the damages you and your child have suffered due to Tylenol's potential link to autism. We specialize in tylenol class action lawsuits, tylenol settlement autism cases, and obtaining autism compensation for families. We offer free legal support and can assist you in filing a Tylenol lawsuit for autism compensation. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and how we can help you seek justice.
You may be compensated for:
Punitive Damages
Loss of Quality of Life
Emotional Distress
Special Education Costs
Caregiver Costs
All Related Medical Costs
Financial Loss
Tylenol Lawsuit Update
By the end of 2022, the acetaminophen and autism lawsuits were consolidated into MDL (Multidistrict Litigation, IN RE: ACETAMINOPHEN - ASD/ADHD MDL PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION), meaning that future cases will be consolidated and resolved at a large scale.
From 2023,the Tylenol autism class action MDL continues to progress at a rapid pace, with Judge Conte finalizing rules for expert witness depositions. Discovery in the federal court cases is to be coordinated with ongoing discovery in parallel Tylenol autism lawsuits in state courts. A hearing was held to resolve a dispute over retailer defendant discovery. Johnson & Johnson will produce documents relevant to prenatal acetaminophen exposure risks during "Phase One" of the consolidated discovery plan. A new Short Form Complaint has been approved, streamlining the process of adding new lawsuits to the class action. A new Tylenol autism lawsuit has been filed against CVS Pharmacy Inc., Walgreens Boots Alliance, and Walmart Inc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Qualifies for a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?
If you took Tylenol or another acetaminophen product while you were expecting — especially at high doses or for an extended period — and your child later developed ASD, you could qualify for a civil lawsuit against the drug manufacturer for failing to warn consumers about the risks associated with using their product while pregnant.
Through a Tylenol autism lawsuit, you may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses, mental healthcare expenses, permanent disability costs, physical and emotional pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other losses.
The Main Qualifying Issues for Tylenol Autism Lawsuit
Mother took Tylenol or generic acetaminophen while pregnant
The mother was not taking acetaminophen or Tylenol against the advice of a health professional
The child sustained fetal exposure to Tylenol or generic acetaminophen
Child was subsequently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or participates or participated in an individual education program (IEP) or even an autism early intervention program
What Evidence Could Be Used to Prove Tylenol Use During Pregnancy?
Various types of evidence could be used to prove that you used Tylenol while you were expecting. For example, if your PCP or OB-GYN recommended Tylenol for pain relief, this might be noted somewhere in your medical records. You could also use bank statements, credit card bills, and purchase receipts to show that you used Tylenol or a generic acetaminophen product during pregnancy.
Medical records confirming that your child was diagnosed with autism will likely be required to prove your case. It may also be beneficial to obtain testimony from your child’s psychiatrist regarding their condition. Our attorneys can help you gather the necessary documentation and testimony to bring the strongest possible case against the drugmaker.
How Long Do I Have to File an Acetaminophen Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for filing a product liability, negligence, or unfair trade practices claim varies from state to state. Even within a state, some of these claims have longer statutes of limitations than others. 
In many cases, the normal timeline is extended if you didn’t know or reasonably couldn’t be expected to know that the product had caused the harm. But, even then, many states have absolute limits. So, it can be difficult to determine exactly how long you have to file a certain type of claim in a particular state. 
What Settlement Amounts Can Tylenol Autism Lawsuit Plaintiffs Expect?
Settlement amounts will be driven by the trial value of a Tylenol autism lawsuit.  The average trial value of a successful verdict in a Tylenol autism lawsuit would likely be between $5 million and $10 million.  
Keep in mind a few things. First, settlement compensation payouts are only a fraction of the trial value of a case in mass tort cases. And lawyers still cannot project settlement amount or the likelihood that the science in these cases is strong enough to get to a jury - although the science is looking pretty good right now.