Children exposed to Tylenol in the womb have a 20% higher risk of developing autism
According to recent medical studies, taking the drug acetaminophen, commonly sold under the brand Tylenol, during pregnancy increases your child's risk of developing autism.
Still, this can happen only if you used the medication excessively, as casually taking it has no association with autism.
It is estimated that up to 65% of pregnant women take Tylenol in the U.S. If you took the drug, but it was sold under another brand name, you might still have a case, as the active ingredient is the same as that in Tylenol.
These are other brand names under which the drug can be found:
It is very important to note that, to become eligible to file a Tylenol autism claim, you must have also fed your child toxic baby food, as the connection between the drug and the disorder is not strong enough to qualify you for compensation. The following are the other eligibility criteria you must meet if you want to seek legal recourse:
- you must have taken Tylenol excessively while you were pregnant
- your child must have been diagnosed with autism before the age of 8
- you must provide our attorneys with proof of having used Tylenol in the form of prescriptions
- your use of Tylenol must have been approved by a medical professional
- you must send our legal team your child's medical records stating their autism diagnosis
However, keep in mind that there are also excluding factors even if you meet the above criteria, which are:
- your child was born before the 26th week of pregnancy
- your child is diagnosed with Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Tourette syndrome, or tuberous sclerosis
- you were over 45 years of age when the child was born
- you or your spouse are diagnosed with autism
- you have already hired a lawyer to file a Tylenol autism claim
- your child is over 18 years of age
- your child's birth occurred in Michigan
Once we thoroughly review these documents, we will promptly let you know whether you are eligible to file a claim with the responsible pharmaceutical manufacturer and baby food companies. If we find that you are entitled to financial compensation, we will go to great lengths to obtain the most favorable outcome for you and your child.