Longmont Tylenol Lawsuit Attorney
Recent research highlights a growing concern regarding the link between perinatal Tylenol (also known as acetaminophen or paracetamol overseas) use and the development of autism and ADHD in children. This emerging issue has led to a mass tort, spanning all cities in all fifty states, including Longmont, Colorado. Important legal questions are being raised about Tylenol's safety and labeling practices. Let’s take a closer look at the evidence behind the Tylenol autism lawsuit, and what Longmont mothers can do if they believe their child was affected.
What the Studies Reveal
Multiple comprehensive studies have established a concerning association between regular acetaminophen use during pregnancy and the occurrence of autism spectrum disorder and ADHD in children. Additionally, children exposed to acetaminophen after birth are more vulnerable to a condition termed "tylenol-induced brain injury," which may manifest as signs of autism, particularly in those who received Tylenol before reaching 18 weeks of age.
The frequency of acetaminophen use during pregnancy plays a significant role in the Tylenol autism mass tort. Mothers who used the medication for 22-28 days faced a 30 percent higher risk of having a child diagnosed with ADHD and a 20 percent higher risk of having a child with autism. If the usage extends to 20 weeks or more, the risk for ADHD increases by 50 percent.
The Longmont Tylenol Autism Lawsuit
The legal action against Tylenol is not a traditional lawsuit but rather a mass tort. It aims to seek compensation from both drug manufacturers and stores selling products containing acetaminophen. Unlike class action lawsuits, mass torts involve a wide range of grievances, with each case handled individually. In this context, the central issue revolves around the labeling practices of Tylenol and other brands, which have not adequately reflected the established links between acetaminophen and neurodevelopmental disorders in children.
The Prevalence of Tylenol Use in Longmont
Estimates suggest that a substantial number of pregnant women (up to 69 percent) in Longmont and elsewhere turn to Tylenol or related medications for relief from occasional headaches or back pain. In some studies, as many as 20 percent of women reported using Tylenol during all three trimesters of pregnancy.
Southwest Longmont had 81 births recorded in 2017. If 69 percent of women take Tylenol during the first and second trimesters of pregnancy, then as many as 55 babies were exposed to the drug in utero. This is only one area of Longmont with available data, so the number is actually higher.
These statistics underline the significance of this issue, as thousands of pregnant women believed Tylenol to be a completely safe pain reliever without any risks to their developing babies. This belief has now been proven false by medical science, yet Tylenol and other companies insist on leaving the label unchanged.
Legal Assistance for Affected Mothers in Longmont, CO
If you or someone you know used Tylenol during pregnancy, and your child subsequently received a diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism, please reach out to the experienced attorneys at Boesen Law. They are actively working with mothers across Colorado, including Longmont, to seek compensation for the failure of Tylenol and other companies to update their labels responsibly. Pregnant mothers deserve full transparency regarding the potential risks associated with medications, and our legal experts will hold negligent drug companies accountable for their actions.
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