Recent scientific studies have identified a link between the use of Tylenol and generic acetaminophen for pain relief during pregnancy and your child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Acetaminophen products like Tylenol contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), which can lead to hormone imbalance and result in ASD in children. The effect of autism spectrum disorder can lead to difficulties in your child’s ability to develop social skills, hold meaningful relationships, learn in school, and pay attention for long periods of time.
You could file a Tylenol autism lawsuit to pursue compensation for damages caused by the at-fault party, including medical expenses, lost earning potential, and loss of consortium. A product liability lawyer can help you hold Tylenol manufacturers and retailers responsible for failing to warn of the harmful effects of the product. The product liability lawyers at The Russo Firm have experience helping victims of dangerous products in the past and can use that experience to put you in the best position to recover fair compensation for damages.
Prenatal Tylenol Exposure Can Cause Autism
Tylenol autism lawsuits have been filed regarding recent scientific research that connects prenatal exposure to Tylenol and generic acetaminophen to autism in children. Research conducted by Yale and John Hopkins University found that the consistent use of Tylenol during pregnancy can increase the risk of a child being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder by 20%. It can also increase the risk of your child being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The reason for this increase in ASD risk is that Tylenol and generic acetaminophen contain endocrine-disrupting chemicals, which can cause developmental issues through hormone imbalance. A baby in utero exposed to EDCs can experience developmental disorders like ASD and ADHD, leading to long-term suffering.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism spectrum disorder is a group of developmental conditions that affect the brain and leads to difficulties in communication, learning, and behavior. How one of these conditions will affect someone depends on the severity of the condition. Some people can live with ASD and experience small changes in how they communicate, learn, and develop through life, while others can experience life with complications that require therapy.
The following are some of the complications caused by ASD:
- Trouble with eye contact
- Difficulty recognizing facial cues
- Delayed cognitive and learning skills
- Reduced movement and language capabilities
- Unusual sleeping and eating habits
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Inattentive behavior
How Can Autism Spectrum Disorder Affect Someone’s Life?
The complications of autism spectrum disorder can affect a person throughout their life and can make learning, developing relationships, and holding employment difficult. Depending on the severity of the condition, those diagnosed with ASD may require lifetime assistance. While there is a clear economic impact of the condition due to having to pay for medical treatment, therapy, and medication, it can also have a significant emotional and mental effect.
Depression and anxiety can set in for those diagnosed with ASD, as children can feel when they’re different than others. They may experience negative mental health effects due to not being able to have a normal life like other kids their age. They may also experience bullying and alienation because of their undeveloped social skills.
Recovering Compensation in a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit
You can recover compensation for damages by filing a Tylenol autism lawsuit. This falls under product liability, which is a type of personal injury lawsuit that has to do with holding manufacturers, designers, sellers, and distributors of products liable for negligence. The manufacturers and retailers of Tylenol and generic acetaminophen products failed to warn of the dangerous effects of using the products during pregnancy, which can leave them liable for Tylenol autism lawsuits.
Many product liability lawsuits have been filed with retailers for selling defective drugs that can cause problems for babies in utero. As of right now, no lawsuits have been filed with manufacturers, as litigations with manufacturers can be difficult to win. The parties who have filed Tylenol autism lawsuits have recently consolidated their cases into a multi-district litigation (MDL) before a judge in New York.
Damages in a Tylenol Autism Lawsuit
You could pursue compensation for damages by filing a Tylenol autism lawsuit with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Damages are losses associated with personal injury, such as from medical conditions caused by dangerous drugs. Economic damages are those that have a specific monetary value, whereas non-economic damages are intangible losses that affect your standard of living. A product liability lawyer can help you calculate your current and future damages to determine the true cost of your Tylenol autism lawsuit.
The following are some of the damages you can pursue in a Tylenol autism lawsuit:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of society
How Can a Product Liability Lawyer Help With Your Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?
A product liability lawyer can help you handle the process of your Tylenol autism lawsuit while you focus on your child’s health. It can be a complicated process, as the liable party will be a much larger manufacturer and/or retailer whom you likely do not have the resources or product liability claim experience to negotiate with.
Your product liability lawyer can calculate your damage, determine the liable party, collect evidence, negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company, and help you get involved in any future consolidated class action lawsuit. A product liability attorney will understand the stress of your child’s medical situation and can help alleviate that stress and put you in a position to recover fair compensation for damages.
Contact The Russo Firm for Help With Your Tylenol Autism Lawsuit
The product liability lawyers at The Russo Firm can help you file a Tylenol autism lawsuit to begin the process of pursuing compensation for damages. Our product liability attorneys can handle the process and allow you to focus on your or your child’s medical situation. Allow our product liability lawyers to use our firm’s resources to help you assess your damages, determine the liable party, and collect evidence to prove your Tylenol autism lawsuit.
At The Russo Firm, we offer free consultations to those affected by Tylenol autism and can show them how we can help recover damages in a Tylenol autism lawsuit. Contact us for a free consultation at (561) 270-0913 or leave a message on our online contact page.