Did you take Tylenol or acetaminophen during pregnancy and give birth to a baby diagnosed with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?
Researchers have discovered a link between Tylenol or generic acetaminophen use and the development of ADHD and autism spectrum disorder in children according to a Johns Hopkins study. The study examined umbilical cord blood samples of 996 mother and child pairs for the presence and concentration of Tylenol. It found that babies with the highest exposure to acetaminophen were three times more likely to have an ADHD or autism spectrum disorder diagnosis later in childhood.
Further research into the link between Tylenol use and ADHD and autism spectrum disorder indicates prolonged exposure significantly increases a child’s chances of developing one of these behavioral disorders. An analysis of seven studies across time involving more than 100,000 mother-child pairs indicated as much as a 20% higher risk for autism and a 30% higher risk for ADHD for children who had prolonged exposure to acetaminophen while in the womb.
Tylenol and Acetaminophen Autism Lawsuits
More than a dozen lawsuits have been filed against retailers and manufacturers of Tylenol. If you or someone you know used Tylenol or acetaminophen during pregnancy and had a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder or ADHD, contact us. Our product liability lawyers can provide you with a no-cost case evaluation and advise you of your legal rights and options.