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Kentucky Tylenol Autism Lawsuits

Several studies have linked exposure to acetaminophen in the womb and an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder. If you or a loved one used Tylenol or any acetaminophen medication during your pregnancy and your child was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

At Gary C. Johnson, PSC, our attorneys are helping women and families file lawsuits against the manufacturers, retailers, and distributors of Tylenol and generic acetaminophen medication. We have significant experience helping those who have been affected by unsafe or dangerous drugs and offer a free, confidential case evaluation.

If you believe your child may have been affected and you reside anywhere in Kentucky, please, call today to see how we can help.

Why are Tylenol Lawsuits Being Filed?

Tylenol and generic acetaminophen drugs have long been touted as safe and effective for use in pregnant women. However, several studies have linked these drugs to an increased risk of a child developing autism if used by a pregnant mother during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Unfortunately, the manufacturers and distributors of the drugs may have been aware of the increased risk and failed to disclose it to users.

In fact, a 2018 study of over 132,000 pairs of mothers and children revealed an increased risk of as much as 30 percent of ADHD and 20 percent for autism in children who had prolonged exposure to acetaminophen during fetal development. These findings were among several that supported early studies that suggested the link and even the FDA has warned to carefully monitor and evaluate the use of the drugs by pregnant women.

Unfortunately, warnings came too late for many and there has been a sharp increase in lawsuits filed against those responsible.

An MDL (multidistrict litigation) has been created to centralize all of these lawsuits in one court for all families seeking damages for their children as a result of exposure to Tylenol or acetaminophen in utero. If you reside in Kentucky, however, you need a local attorney to help you gather evidence and bring a strong case to the MDL. Should you join the MDL, a local attorney can provide answers to questions and keep you updated at every stage of the process. At Gary C. Johnson, our attorneys can evaluate your claim, collect vital evidence such as medical records and expert testimony, and help your family recover the just compensation you are entitled to.

Who Can File a Claim?

Currently, families may be eligible to file a claim if the mother took a minimum of 10-16 doses of acetaminophen containing products during the second or third trimester of pregnancy and they have a child under the age of 18 who was diagnosed with either:

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

Call Today For A Free, No Obligation Evaluation

If your family fits these criteria, or you are unsure, please contact an attorney today. At Gary C. Johnson, PSC, we have dedicated our practice to helping the people of Kentucky. Our attorneys will listen to your story, thoroughly explain your options, and let you know how we can help. The consultation is free and there is no obligation to retain our services.