Highlands Ranch Tylenol Autism Mass Tort
Recent research has unearthed a concerning connection between perinatal Tylenol use and the emergence of autism and ADHD in children. Tylenol, known as acetaminophen or paracetamol overseas, is a widely recognized brand, but the active ingredient is present in over 600 different medications. This Tylenol autism lawsuit spans across all fifty states, including Highlands Ranch. Read more to learn about the studies linking acetaminophen with autism and ADHD and legal resources if you have been affected.
What's the Highlands Ranch Tylenol Autism Lawsuit All About?
The legal action against Tylenol is more accurately described as a mass tort, targeting not just the drug brands but also the retailers selling acetaminophen-containing products. Distinct from class action lawsuits, mass torts deal with diverse complaints on an individual basis, where each case is managed separately. In contrast, class actions typically involve a single individual representing a larger group of similarly affected individuals.
The primary issue at the heart of the Tylenol autism lawsuit in Highlands Ranch, as well as in other cities, centers around labeling. Tylenol and other manufacturers have consistently failed to update their product labels despite compelling studies establishing a clear link between acetaminophen and neurodevelopmental disorders in children.
What Do the Studies Show About Autism and Tylenol?
Extensive studies, conducted with large sample sizes, have revealed a troubling correlation between regular acetaminophen use during pregnancy and the development of autism spectrum disorder and ADHD in children. Furthermore, children administered acetaminophen after birth face an increased risk of a "Tylenol-induced brain injury" that can manifest as signs of autism, particularly when taken before 18 weeks of age.
The frequency of acetaminophen usage is a crucial element in the Tylenol autism mass tort. Mothers who used this medication for 22-28 days during pregnancy are 30 percent more likely to have a child diagnosed with ADHD and 20 percent more likely to have a child with autism. Extending the usage to 20 weeks elevates the risk to 50 percent for ADHD.
How Prevalent is Tylenol Use Among Pregnant Women in Highlands Ranch?
At the higher end of the spectrum, studies show that 69 percent of pregnant women report using acetaminophen during the first and second trimesters. In another study, up to 20 percent of women reported using Tylenol during all three trimesters.
In 2017, there were 528 births in the neighborhood of Highlands Ranch East. If we apply the above study’s findings, then we can assume that 69 percent of these children were exposed to Tylenol in the first and second trimesters. That means as many as 364 babies were at an increased risk for developing autism or ADHD-and this is just one neighborhood of Highlands Ranch.
Who Represents the Tylenol Lawsuit in Highlands Ranch?
If you or someone you know used Tylenol during pregnancy, and your child was subsequently diagnosed with ADHD and/or Autism, we encourage you to reach out to the experienced legal team at Boesen Law. We are collaborating with mothers across Colorado, including Highlands Ranch, in pursuit of compensation for the failure of Tylenol and other companies to update their labels. Expecting mothers have the right to be informed about potential drug-related risks, and we are committed to holding irresponsible pharmaceutical companies accountable for their negligence.To connect with one of our legal experts, dial (303) 327-9988 or complete an online contact form today.
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