The Tylenol Lawsuit

The Tylenol Lawsuit: Dangers Of Using Tylenol And How It Has Affected The Public

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The Dangers of Tylenol: What You Need to Know

One of the most popular over-the-counter (OTC) medications in the United States, Tylenol is used as a pain reliever and to control fever. However, in recent years, Tylenol has been scrutinized for its link with autism in children. Women who have taken Tylenol during pregnancy have reportedly come forward to claim that it has caused Autism in their kids. This has become the basis for new lawsuits being filed against the company Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health. In this blog post, we discuss the following:

  • Dangers of using Tylenol
  • How to stay safe, and 
  • What can you do if you have a similar case?

To tell you, Tylenol is a brand name for the drug acetaminophen. The drug is available in several forms, namely:

  • Capsules
  • Liquids
  • Pills
  • Rectal suppositories.

Acetaminophen is also one of the most commonly overdosed substances in the world, putting about 60,000 Americans in the hospital every year. 

When Did It All Start?

Tylenol has been a very effective drug in pain management. However, in September 2021, the journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology was issued. In the issue, a Consensus Statement from a group of 91 leading medical experts warned that Tylenol or acetaminophen during pregnancy could increase the risk of autism. That’s where it all started. 

Risks Associated With Tylenol

While there are many contributing factors to the rise in developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD, experts still struggle to understand the cause. The most likely explanation is that it is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. However, it’s strange to see how Tylenol has also contributed to causing Autism and ADHD in children. An association has been established between using acetaminophen during pregnancy and increased risks of adverse outcomes in children, mainly neurodevelopmental disorders such as the following:


  • Symptoms of ADHD: difficulty focusing, impulsive behavior, and hyperactivity.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Symptoms: Difficulty forming social connections, challenges in speech, delayed language development, repetitive behaviors, and behavioral issues. 

What’s the argument in the Tylenol Lawsuit?

The lawsuit claims that the drug manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn pregnant women about the possible risks associated with this acetaminophen-based drug. 

What Should You Do If You’ve Been Affected By Tylenol?

In 2023, there has been a recent update on how the ongoing lawsuit against Tylenol will be pursued. All the acetaminophen lawsuits will now be filed in federal court, making it the next big thing. That means victims can now expect reasonable settlement amounts from the company.

Product liability lawsuits can be complicated and require strong evidence and multiple studies to establish a strong case against the product manufacturers. However, future Tylenol lawsuits can now be filed through a short-form complaint to streamline the process. There is a master- and short-form complaint, which allows plaintiffs to file future lawsuits more easily. These forms will ensure a faster processing time for the lawsuit application and make it easier for many people to pursue similar claims and allegations.

The Defense by Drug Makers

This is how companies are reacting in response to the growing litigation. Johnson & Johnson and other retailers who sold store-brand acetaminophen products, such as Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS, have filed motions to dismiss. They have argued that they are immune to liability for state law-based failure to warn claims since they cannot independently update the drug warning label without FDA approval.

Are you eligible for compensation?

If your child has been showing symptoms of Autism or ADHD, and you have been exposed to Tylenol during your pregnancy, then you have a case. The next step you need to take is to contact a Tylenol Autism attorney and discuss your case. No matter the vast amount of online information available on the Tylenol Lawsuit, without the help of an attorney, you can never win a lawsuit against these big pharma companies. 

Precautions When Taking Tylenol

Here are a few ways to protect yourself from Tylenol’s dangers:

1. Don’t exceed the recommended dosage of Tylenol.

2. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should not take Tylenol.

3. Store Tylenol in a safe place where children cannot reach it.

Final Words

Although Tylenol is a safe medication, it’s essential to be aware of the risks before taking it. We strongly suggest pregnant women not take the drug until the final results. If you still need to take Tylenol, follow the dosage instructions closely and consult with your doctor if you have any questions. Moreover, consult a Tylenol lawsuit attorney as soon as possible if you think you have a case.

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