Tylenol and Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Miller Firm is currently pursuing claims against the manufacturers and distributors Tylenol/acetaminophen, alleging that the ingestion of this painkiller during pregnancy caused children to develop Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a developmental disability associated with problems in social communication and interaction, and restricted or repetitive behaviors or interests. We are pursuing Tylenol/acetaminophen cases on behalf of mothers and their children where the biological mother ingested a minimum of 10 doses of Tylenol/acetaminophen-containing products during the second or third trimester of pregnancy or 16 doses throughout her entire pregnancy and their child has been diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Kanner’s Syndrome
- Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
- Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
- Autistic Disorder
For years, scientists have sought to examine an association between Tylenol/ acetaminophen and neurodevelopmental outcomes. As a result, scientific studies have shown that cord biomarkers of fetal exposure to acetaminophen were associated with significantly increased risk of childhood Autism Spectrum Disorder in a dose-response fashion. Long-term use, increased dose, and frequency were associated with a stronger association. Despite these red flags, the manufacturers of Tylenol/ products failed to warn consumers and the general public about these known or knowable risks.
If you ingested Tylenol/acetaminophen during your pregnancy and your child has been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, please call the Miller Firm today for a free consultation at 1-800-882-2525. Our lawyers have the ability to represent clients across the country against the manufacturers of Tylenol/acetaminophen and would pursue your case as an individual lawsuit if it meets our qualifying criteria.