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Laredo Texas

Tylenol Autism Lawsuit Attorney

You may qualify if you took acetaminophen while pregnant and your child was diagnosed with autism

Our law firm is actively reviewing potential Tylenol autism class action lawsuits filed by parents whose child has been diagnosed with autism caused by taking Tylenol or generic acetaminophen during pregnancy. Families need to act fast to file a Tylenol autism lawsuit and must meet certain specific criteria.

If you used Tylenol regularly while pregnant and your child was diagnosed with autism, contact us right now to see if you meet eligibility requirements during a free and confidential review. Texas Attorney John R. Solis is currently offering free and confidential case reviews to parents who want to know if they qualify for a potential class action lawsuit.

Link between Tylenol (acetaminophen) and autism

Acetaminophen, commonly referred to as Tylenol, is routinely used as a painkiller by thousands of expecting mothers every year during pregnancy. However, the over-the-counter drug has recently been linked in numerous studies to an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in newborns.

According to a study from Johns Hopkins University that examined data over 20 years, children whose umbilical cord blood samples contained the highest acetaminophen levels were around three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism.

What is the Tylenol autism class action lawsuit?

Tylenol autism claims have been filed in federal courts throughout the nation, alleging that acetaminophen distributors and manufacturers failed to inform customers of the increased risk of autism in children born to mothers who used the common painkiller during their pregnancies.

If you took any of the following name-brand or generic drugs containing acetaminophen during pregnancy and your child was diagnosed with autism, you may be eligible to file a claim:

  • Tylenol
  • NyQuil
  • DayQuil
  • Excedrin
  • Alka-Seltzer Plus
  • Mucinex
  • Robitussin
  • Goody’s
  • Store brand drugs containing acetaminophen

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) registered a class action lawsuit in New York on Oct. 5, 2022. As a result, all Tylenol autism lawsuits filed in any federal court in the United States will be consolidated and housed there, including those filed in Texas.

Who’s eligible to file a Tylenol autism lawsuit?

If you used Tylenol (acetaminophen) regularly while pregnant and your child was diagnosed with autism, you might qualify for a Tylenol autism claim. However, you may not be eligible if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • Your child was born after March 26, 2020.
  • You were over 40 years of age when your child was born.
  • The father of the child was over 45 years of age when the child was born.
  • Your child is over 18 years of age.
  • You used alcohol, tobacco, and/or illegal drugs while pregnant.
  • One of the child’s parents is diagnosed with autism.
  • You had one or more of the following complications during pregnancy:
    • Gestational diabetes
    • Gestational hypertension
    • Infection and related fever that required hospitalization
  • Your child was born before the 26th week of pregnancy.
  • Your child was diagnosed with Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Tourette syndrome, and/or tuberous sclerosis.
  • You used one or more SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) drugs while pregnant.
  • One or more of the child’s siblings is diagnosed with autism (unless the sibling qualifies under these criteria as well).
  • Your pregnancy or your child’s birth occurred in Michigan.

How much is the Tylenol autism lawsuit worth?

It’s not yet clear how much money parents can expect to receive from a settlement or court verdict for a successful Tylenol autism claim, as this is developing litigation. Settlement ranges will depend heavily on the trial value of the class action lawsuit.

A settlement or favorable court verdict for an autism lawsuit may include financial compensation for the following:

  • Related Medical Bills
  • Caregiver Costs
  • Special Education Costs
  • Loss of Quality of Life
  • Emotional Distress
  • Punitive Damages
  • Other Financial Losses

Time is limited. Talk to an attorney to find out if you qualify for a Tylenol autism lawsuit.

Attorney John R. Solis is actively reviewing autism lawsuit eligibility for parents throughout Texas. And because a Tylenol autism class action lawsuit was certified in federal court on Oct. 5, 2022, you only have limited time to act if you want to join this legal battle.

If you took acetaminophen while pregnant and your child developed autism, we want to talk to you to discuss your potential legal options. Contact us right now to get a free and confidential claim review. There are no obligations, just honest answers about your possible legal options. Our office is located in Laredo, and we proudly represent families throughout Texas.