Tylenol Autism Lawsuits

Research suggests that prenatal exposure to acetaminophen may increase a child’s risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism.

A new class-action lawsuit approved in October of 2022 claims that major retailers failed to warn that using the fever-reduction medication, acetaminophen, during pregnancy could cause autism spectrum disorder and ADHD in children.

The attorneys at Taylor King Law are actively filing lawsuits on behalf of parents. If you used an acetaminophen product, like Tylenol, during pregnancy and your child was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ADHD, you may qualify to file a lawsuit and seek financial compensation.

Acetaminophen Usage While Pregnant Linked to Autism and ADHD


Studies Linking Tylenol Acetaminophen to ADHD & Autism

A 2018 analysis published by the American Journal of Epidemiology revealed a 20% higher risk of autism and a 30% higher risk of ADHD for children who had prolonged exposure to acetaminophen during fetal development.

In 2019, Researchers at John Hopkins collected umbilical cord blood from 996 births and measured the amount of acetaminophen in each sample. Based on their results, they supported the link between acetaminophen exposure in the womb with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder and underscored the need for additional research.

Additional research has continued to link taking Tylenol while pregnant and neurodevelopmental disorders. According to a Systematic Review by Cureus, “[the research] showed an association between acetaminophen use and listed neurodevelopmental outcomes. Long-term use, increased dose, and frequency were associated with a stronger association.”

Is Tylenol Safe to Take During Pregnancy?

Acetaminophen products, like Tylenol, have long been assumed to be the safest pain reliever to take during pregnancy. Too much usage during pregnancy has been tied to ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. However, studies note that taking small amounts of acetaminophen during pregnancy did not increase risks. In one study, a small amount constituted fewer than eight days.



For fever and pain, health experts still point to Tylenol being the safest medication to take during pregnancy. In fact, doctors advise pregnant women to take acetaminophen rather than aspirin or ibuprofen, which can cause fetal organ damage.

Who Can File a Tylenol Lawsuit?

If you took a significant amount of Tylenol during pregnancy and your child has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ADHD, you may qualify to file a lawsuit and seek financial compensation.

Among the major retailers listed in the mass tort are Walmart, Costco, Target, Safeway, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS Pharmacy. The class-action lawsuit alleges that retailers failed to warn pregnant users of acetaminophen products, like Tylenol, about the neurological risks to the fetus.

The attorneys at Taylor King Law in Arkansas and Texas are actively filing lawsuits on behalf of those affected. Call 870.246.0505 to speak with an attorney today. An initial consultation is both free and confidential.

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