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Is your law firm reviewing potential Tylenol autism lawsuit cases? If so, you already know that this litigation has the potential to be among the largest in U.S. mass tort history. At Legal Conversion Center, we help law firms who are actively seeking Tylenol autism lawsuit cases. Our legal and mass tort intake specialists help manage the influx of case leads, qualify leads, and get you more conversions.

Tylenol autism cases are already being filed, but estimates suggest that hundreds of thousands of claims could be filed before all is said and done. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for your firm to convert more leads than ever – contact Legal Conversion Center. 

Tylenol Autism Class Action Lawsuit

There are currently thousands of Tylenol autism lawsuits pending. In October 2022, these cases were consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL) status. All Tylenol autism cases will be heard in a federal court in New York, regardless of where they were filed.

Why are Lawsuits Being Filed?

In 2018, researchers discovered that children who were exposed to Tylenol (acetaminophen) in the womb were 20% more likely to develop autism than their peers. Additional research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2019 revealed similar results, but estimated that children exposed to Tylenol were more than three times as likely to develop the disorder.

The medical term for autism is Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD. This spectrum of disorders can cause serious physical and developmental delays and can predisposition children for health problems later in life. There is no cure for autism, and treatments often include a multidisciplinary approach including:

  • Medical Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Prescription Medications

The spectrum of autism is so broad that some children can fully function and become independent members of society; but many others will rely on the support and supervision of their parents or guardians for life. The cost of care for an individual with autism is high. Some estimates suggest the lifetime cost of care for someone with autism is as high as $2.4 million.

The Link Between Acetaminophen and Autism

Acetaminophen is one of the most common over the counter (OTC) medications in the U.S. It is most well known by the brand name Tylenol. Millions of people in the U.S. use acetaminophen for everyday aches and pains and fever reduction. A link between acetaminophen and autism is alarming for many because the drug is widely considered safe for use during pregnancy.

Now that research suggests a link between acetaminophen and autism, doctors are increasingly hesitant to recommend the drug for use during pregnancy. 

Autism: What Are the Signs?

As a spectrum disorder, autism can present in many ways. Some children have few, if any, symptoms of a disorder. Others may have serious physical or developmental impairments. According to Autism Speaks, there are some common symptoms among individuals with autism. These include the following in children:

  • Difficulty communicating with others (one-third of autistic individuals are non-verbal)
  • Inappropriate use of gestures and facial expressions
  • Difficulty expressing emotions
  • Frequent outbursts or tantrums
  • Repetitive behaviors (spinning, rocking, flapping, etc.)
  • Self-stimulating behaviors (slapping, hitting, pinching, etc.)
  • Ritualistic behaviors (lining up objects, repeating patterns, etc.)
  • Disinterest in age-appropriate toys, games, or socialization
  • Extremely narrow or focused interest in a particular object or topic
  • Sensitivity to light, sound, touch, taste, smells, or other stimuli
  • Developmental delays (most noticeable once the child is in school)

This list is not exhaustive and is not applicable to every individual with autism. However, children who have ASD do often share at least some of these primary symptoms.

How Much Tylenol Causes Autism?

The studies that suggest a link between Tylenol and autism examined more than 200,000 mother-child pairs from around the world. The most profound increase in the risk of developing autism was among mothers who took Tylenol or acetaminophen for an extended period. Current studies do not provide a consistent level, amount of time taken, or milligrams taken during pregnancy for the risk to increase. However, it does appear that the risk of autism increased more substantially the longer the mother took Tylenol or acetaminophen.

What Other Medication Contains Acetaminophen?

Acetaminophen is an active ingredient in more than 600 medications. Also known as paracetamol (N-acetyl-p-aminophenol, or APAP), this drug is used to treat pain and fever, and is an ingredient in numerous OTC medications and combinations. Some of the common OTC brands that contain acetaminophen include:

  • Tylenol
  • Dayquil
  • Nyquil
  • Robitussin
  • Excedrin
  • Alka-Seltzer

Acetaminophen is also a common ingredient in prescription medications, such as:

  • Vicodin
  • Percocet
  • Tylenol with Codeine
  • Ultracet (Tramadol)
  • Lortab (Hydrocodone)

Due to the wide use of acetaminophen and the recent study results, a Consensus Statement was released by a team of 91 scientists, public health professionals, and clinicians, calling for more stringent use of the drug during pregnancy.

Who Can File a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?

Mothers who took Tylenol for an extended period while pregnant, and later their child was diagnosed with autism, may qualify to file a Tylenol autism lawsuit. Law firms reviewing these cases should know that research into the causative link between acetaminophen and autism is still ongoing. 

While autism is the center of Tylenol-related lawsuits, there are also cases that involve children diagnosed with related disorders, such as:

  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Kanner’s Syndrome
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder

As law firms review potential Tylenol autism lawsuit cases, it is important their intake teams know what disorders to look for, and how they could be related to this massive litigation.                 

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