Tylenol & Acetaminophen Autism Lawsuits

Hundreds of families whose children were born with autism or other developmental disorders after being exposed to Tylenol or acetaminophen during pregnancy have filed lawsuits against the manufactures of these medications.

If you or a loved one used Tylenol or acetaminophen while pregnant and gave birth to a child with autism or other developmental conditions, you may be entitled to compensation.

Start your claim today by calling the law firm of Hissey Mulderig & Friend toll-free at 1-866-806-8117, or by sending us a message through our free claims submission form.

Tylenol & Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked to Autism

More than 400 lawsuits against the manufacturers of Tylenol or generic acetaminophen products have been filed on behalf of children born with autism or other developmental disorders linked to the use of these products during pregnancy. 

The lawsuits have alleged that the manufacturers of these medications failed to properly warn parents about their child’s risk of developing autism if they used Tylenol or acetaminophen while pregnant.

The companies who have been named in these lawsuits include Kenvue, a consumer health company spun off from Johnson & Johnson that is the current manufacturer of Tylenol,. as well as retailers and drugstore chains such as CVS, Walmart, and Walgreens, who sell their own generic versions of acetaminophen.

Studies Link Tylenol & Acetaminophen to Increased Autism Risk

The Tylenol autism lawsuit is real.

For years, doctors advised pregnant women to use Tylenol or acetaminophen for pain relief during pregnancy because it was believed to be the safest option to prevent harm to their unborn child. It is estimated that about 65% of expectant mothers used acetaminophen during their pregnancies.

Several studies published between 2018 and 2021 suggested that pregnant women who used acetaminophen may be more likely to give birth to a child with autism. 

  • A 2018 study published by the American Journal of Epidemiology found that women who used Tylenol or acetaminophen were 20% more likely to give birth to a child with autism spectrum disorders.
  • A 2019 study by the National Institutes of Health found that children whose mothers used Tylenol or acetaminophen while pregnant were 2.14-3.62-times more likely to develop autism.
  • A 2021 study from the European Journal of Epidemiology showed that acetaminophen during pregnancy increased the risk of autism by 19%.

Following the publication of these studies, more than 90 scientists and health professionals published a statement in the medical journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology, which called for more research about the link between acetaminophen and autism.

The publication of this statement prompted the first autism lawsuits to be filed against manufacturers of Tylenol and acetaminophen. Since then, more than 400 families have filed lawsuits against the makers of these pain relievers on behalf of children who were born with autism or other developmental conditions.

Who Is Eligible to File a Claim?

In order to be eligible to file a claim, the biological mother of your child must have used Tylenol or acetaminophen during the second or third trimester of pregnancy.

The child must be under the age of 20 years old, and have been diagnosed with one of the following conditions:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Autistic Disorder 
  • Asperger’s Syndrome 
  • Kanner’s Syndrome 
  • Childhood Disintegrative Disorder 
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS)
  • Participated in an individualized education program or early intervention program for autism

Medications Containing Acetaminophen

In addition to Tylenol and generic acetaminophen pain relievers, some of the most common brand name or prescription medications containing acetaminophen include:

  • Anacin
  • Dayquil
  • Dimetapp
  • Excedrin
  • Formula 44
  • Lortab
  • Midol
  • Nyquil
  • Percocet
  • Robitussin
  • Saint Joseph
  • Sudafed
  • Theraflu
  • Triaminic
  • Tylox
  • Ultracet
  • Vicks
  • Vicodin
  • Zicam
  • Zydone

Start Your Claim Today 

If you or a loved one used Tylenol or acetaminophen during pregnancy and gave birth to a child with autism, ADHD, or other developmental disorders, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation. 

To start your claim today, contact the lawyers of Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling our office toll-free at 1-866-806-8117, or by filling our free claims submission form at the top of this page. 

About Hissey Mulderig & Friend 

The attorneys at Hissey Mulderig & Friend have represented thousands of clients across the United States, including children and families effected by birth defects involving the anti-nausea drug Zofran or SSRI antidepressants, injuries caused by IUDs or other birth control products, and medical malpractice claims for birth injuries such as Erb’s palsy or cerebral palsy.

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