Tylenol Autism Lawsuit in Boulder
Emerging studies are demonstrating a link between perinatal Tylenol use and autism/ADHD in children. Tylenol is a brand name for acetaminophen, also called paracetamol overseas. There are over 600 medications that contain acetaminophen, in addition to Tylenol. The Tylenol autism lawsuit extends to cities in all fifty states, including Boulder. Read our article to learn more about the link between acetaminophen and autism/ADHD, and when to consult with an attorney.
What is the Boulder Tylenol Autism Lawsuit?
The “lawsuit” against Tylenol is actually a mass tort that seeks compensation both from drug brands and stores selling the drugs containing acetaminophen. A mass tort is different from a class action in that grievances are more varied, and cases are handled individually. By contrast, in a class action, one individual typically represents a larger group of similarly injured or wronged people.
The central issue to the Tylenol autism lawsuit in Boulder and other cities is the labeling. Tylenol and other brands have consistently failed to update their labels to reflect incontrovertible studies that link acetaminophen with neurodevelopmental disorders in children.
What Do the Studies Say About Autism and Tylenol?
Multiple large sample studies have determined that taking acetaminophen regularly during pregnancy can cause autism spectrum disorder and ADHD in children. Likewise, children given acetaminophen after birth are more susceptible to a “tylenol-induced brain injury” that can cause signs of autism. This is especially true of children who take Tylenol before they are 18 weeks old.
The frequency of acetaminophen use is important to the Tylenol autism mass tort. Mothers who used the medication for 22-28 days are 30 percent more likely to have a child diagnosed with ADHD, and 20 percent more likely to have a child with autism. Bump the frequency up to 20 weeks, and the risk goes up to 50 percent for ADHD.
How Many Pregnant Women Took Tylenol in Boulder?
At the high end, an estimated 69 percent of women will take tylenol or a related medication during their pregnancy, mostly for the odd headache or back pain. In one study, up to 20 percent of women reported taking tylenol in all three trimesters.
In 2017, there were 176 births recorded in West and Southeast Boulder. If 69 percent of mothers use Tylenol, then as many as 121 babies may have been exposed to acetaminophen in the womb at some point. Keep in mind, too, that these are only two areas of the city.
Who Is Handling the Tylenol Lawsuit in Boulder?
If you or someone you know took Tylenol while pregnant and your child was subsequently diagnosed with ADHD and/or Autism, contact the attorneys at Boesen Law. We are working with mothers all over Colorado, including Boulder, seeking compensation for Tylenol and other companies’ consistent refusal to update their labels. Pregnant mothers deserve to be informed about the possible risks associated with drugs, and we will help you hold irresponsible drug companies accountable for their negligence.
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