Acetaminophen Autism and ADHD Lawsuits

Lawyers for Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Lawsuits

Our lawyers are currently evaluating and accepting claims involving acetaminophen use during pregnancy. New cases are starting now. It is our goal for each child to have the legal representation that they deserve.

Contact us today to talk about your situation. See if your child may have the right to compensation. Learn how the Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys can represent you and your child.

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Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys is a team of experienced professionals pursuing product liability claims on behalf of victims. If your child has been hurt by acetaminophen use during pregnancy or if you have been harmed by another product, our many years of experience can serve your legal interests.

We are product liability legal specialists, advocating on behalf of victims in product liability claims of all complexities. Highlights of our services include:

  • Experienced professionals handling dangerous product claims
  • A law firm founded in 1980 to focus on serving individuals and families
  • Full resources, including technology and legal resources to pursue and present your claim
  • Knowledge of the latest developments in the law and legal procedures that are important to pursuing your claim
  • A comprehensive background of legal experience among our team, so we have the insight to develop a personalized case strategy
  • Focus on your individual needs and interests in the context of dangerous product litigation that often involves multiple victims

At Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys, we have a track record of success advocating in product liability claims. We look forward to representing the legal needs of children who may have been harmed by acetaminophen use during pregnancy.

Acetaminophen, Autism, and ADHD Lawsuits Starting Now

When you have pain, acetaminophen is the first thing you may reach for. For years, we’ve been told it’s safe. Even pregnant women were told acetaminophen was safe to take.

But that may not be the case. Researchers have evaluated as many as 16 studies that link acetaminophen use during pregnancy to various neurological and behavioral disorders in children.

Victims whose children have suffered from autism, ADHD, and other functioning disorders are taking legal action to hold manufacturers and retailers accountable. Children may deserve financial compensation because of the neurological harm that they have suffered.

The Elrod Pope lawyers can represent you in a product liability claim. New cases are starting now. Contact us today to learn more and start your case.

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No upfront costs to you or your family. We strive to recover the maximum possible compensation allowed under the law for our clients.

About Acetaminophen and Pregnancy Risks

What is acetaminophen? 

Acetaminophen is an over-the-counter pain reliever. It’s commonly used for headaches, aches and pains, cramps, and colds. It may be used to reduce fever. (Medline Plus, Acetaminophen)

Acetaminophen is the primary active ingredient in several brand-name medicines.

What behavioral problems may result from acetaminophen use in pregnancy?

Acetaminophen in pregnancy may be linked to the following:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • ADHD
  • Communication delays and difficulties
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Executive function deficits
  • Poor psychomotor development

If your child suffers from any of these challenges, and the mother used acetaminophen during pregnancy, the child may qualify to be a part of this litigation.

Is there a lawsuit against manufacturers of acetaminophen?

As of 2022, dozens of acetaminophen-related lawsuits have been filed across the United States. More lawsuits are expected. The defendants are retailers who sold acetaminophen to consumers.

New plaintiffs can currently join lawsuits against acetaminophen manufacturers. They have the right to representation from a lawyer of their choice. The Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys is currently accepting acetaminophen lawsuit claims. Contact us today to review and start your case.

What is the status of the acetaminophen lawsuit in 2022?

Acetaminophen lawsuits were consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation for preliminary proceedings in Southern District of New York courts. The order consolidates 16 claims across seven jurisdictions in the United States.

See In re: Acetaminophen – ASD/ADHD Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 3043, October 5, 2022.

Current defendants include Walmart, Walgreens, Costco, Rite Aid, Safeway, and CVS. It is expected that certain manufacturers of acetaminophen will be brought into litigation. Defendants opposed consolidation of the claims for multidistrict litigation proceedings. They said that consolidating the cases for pretrial proceedings was premature.

Despite acknowledging that additional defendants may be named in lawsuits in the future, the court ruled there are already sufficient common factors in the claims, including the use of acetaminophen among plaintiffs. Multidistrict consolidation allows litigants to pursue discovery and other pretrial proceedings more efficiently. The court determined that New York was an acceptable forum for consolidation because of the presence of multiple defendants and the ability of litigants to participate in the action in New York courts. You do not have to be in New York to bring a claim. Any victim may qualify to bring a case.

What is the basis of the acetaminophen pregnancy lawsuits?

The legal basis for the lawsuits is:

  • Acetaminophen poses an unreasonable risk of neurological effects in infants when used by pregnant women
  • Manufacturers and retailers knew or should have known about the risks
  • They continued to supply acetaminophen to pregnant women
  • Women consumed acetaminophen while pregnant
  • Some children suffered neurological disorders from their exposure to acetaminophen during pregnancy
  • These children have harm and damages

Product liability is the legal basis for the lawsuits. The claims seek to hold companies liable for making and selling an unreasonably dangerous product.

Who qualifies to file an acetaminophen lawsuit?

You may qualify to file an acetaminophen lawsuit if you are the parent or guardian of a child suffering from adverse neurological outcomes, including autism or ADHD. The child’s mother must have used acetaminophen during pregnancy.

A child who has suffered damages and harm from the mother’s use of acetaminophen in pregnancy may bring a lawsuit. Claims may depend on the volume of medical research showing an increasingly strong link between use of the drug and adverse neurological outcomes. They may also rely on family medical history to identify causation between acetaminophen use and harm and the likely damages that have resulted to the victim.

How much can you win from an acetaminophen lawsuit?

Because of the widespread use among millions of people, it is expected that the total body of litigation addressing acetaminophen and its use during pregnancy will be multi-million dollar litigation. It is hard to estimate an exact figure each victim can expect to receive because of numerous substantive and procedural variables that may impact claim amounts.

A victim of a dangerous and defective product may claim compensation for their damages and harm. A child with autism, ADHD, or another neurological disorder may have a lifetime of personal challenges due to acetaminophen use. Their parent may have used the drug without any thought – not knowing the potential risks and causes of harm.

A legal claim may address a child’s medical needs and interventions when they suffer from neurological and behavioral complications. Changes in lifestyle, personal suffering, and caregiving needs may be addressed.

Our lawyers can give you a personalized consultation about the potential value of your case. We can explain the factors impacting compensation amounts and how our experienced legal team can represent your interests.

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No upfront costs to you or your family. We strive to recover the maximum possible compensation allowed under the law for our clients.

How do you get compensation for autism/ADHD from acetaminophen use?

To get compensation for autism or ADHD from acetaminophen use, you must bring a legal claim. New claims are starting now. A victim must initiate their claim and prove their right to compensation. Multidistrict litigation proceedings may consolidate the evidence-gathering process, but significant personal attention must still be given when pursuing a claim.

Lawyers for Autism and ADHD Acetaminophen Claims

The Elrod Pope Accident & Injury Attorneys represents children whose mothers used acetaminophen during pregnancy. Your child may deserve financial compensation, but you must act to receive it.

We are experienced lawyers representing children who have autism, ADHD, and other neurological disorders. New cases are starting now. Let us investigate and pursue all opportunities for your child to receive compensation.

We are proud to help victims pursue their legal rights. Contact us today for a free consultation about your situation.

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