Were you reassured that Tylenol or another form of generic acetaminophen was safe to use while pregnant? When pregnant there are specific medications known to stay away from, as well as ones believed to be safe. For many years acetaminophen was considered safe, however, recent studies have shown that children who experienced prolonged exposure to tylenol or acetaminophen in the womb are 20% more likely to be diagnosed with autism . If you regularly took acetaminophen while pregnant, and your child has been diagnosed with autism, you may have a claim.
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What’s the Connection Between Acetamenophin and Autism?
Healthcare professionals once believed acetaminophen was one of the safest over-the-counter medicines for pregnant women. However, over the last several years we have seen the number of children diagnosed with autism dramatically increase.
Recent studies have shown there is a link between pregnant mothers who regularly used acetaminophen and children being diagnosed with autism after birth. In 2019, researchers published a study in JAMA Psychiatry that showed children who have the highest levels of acetaminophen metabolites have the highest risk of developmental disorders. Following this information, Columbia University researchers suggested that prenatal health doctors look for alternative ways to manage pregnant women’s pain to mitigate the risk of acetaminophen exposure to unborn children.
While this research is groundbreaking, it is also very recent. If you’re a mother who used acetaminophen while pregnant and your child was later diagnosed with autism, it is important to remember this is not your fault. Contact an attorney at Ramsey Law Group today to explore your options.
How do you know you have a claim?
You may be eligible to file a claim if you took acetaminophen with a doctor’s approval while pregnant and your child was later diagnosed with autism. Studies have found that over 50% of pregnant women use acetaminophen worldwide, yet up until recently, they were not warned of the health risks related to use during pregnancy.
What is Autism?
According to the CDC, autism is a spectrum and signs and symptoms can vary from person to person. Most people who have autism experience:
Difficulties with social communication
Restricted or repetitive behaviors and interests
Different ways of learning or paying attention
Some early signs of autism may include:
Delayed language skills
Delayed movement, cognitive, or learning skills
Unusual emotional reactions or moods
Anxiety or excessive worrying
Upset by minor changes
Repetitive behaviors (also known as “stimming”)
If you believe your child displays signs of autism, consult your doctor right away. If your child was regularly exposed to acetaminophen in the womb, contact an attorney to see about filing a claim. A lawyer from Ramsey Law Group will help you gather the necessary evidence needed to back up your claim and gain compensation.
Call Ramsey Law Group for Help Today
At Ramsey Law Group, we put our clients first. Our lawyers are dedicated to handling clients’ cases with care to make the process as smooth as possible. We care about you and your family’s well-being and want to help you regain compensation for the hardships you have faced. If your child was regularly exposed to acetaminophen in the womb and was subsequently diagnosed with autism you may be eligible to receive compensation for:
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
Lost wages or loss of income
And other costs associated with this diagnoses
While we know no amount of money will change the way things are, compensation can help you ease the stress of mounting medical bills and necessary care.
Contact us here, or call us at (713) 489-7577 for a free consultation. We are here to help you.