Mass tort lawsuit claims Tylenol causes ADHD and Autism
Acetaminophen is found in more than 600 drugs nationwide, including Tylenol, making it the most common drug ingredient in the United States. Since its introduction in 1950, acetaminophen sales took only 20 years to surpass aspirin sales. Unfortunately, recent studies are showing that its quick rise in popularity brought forth a range of unanticipated long-term effects.
With the newly uncovered research, class action legal teams should know just what the studies show and how working with a dedicated intake team can streamline the process.
Is there a link between Autism, ADHD and Tylenol?
Tylenol, or the generic acetaminophen, has long been thought to be safe for use, especially for pregnant women. Manufacturers continue to market Tylenol as one of the safest pregnancy pain relievers.
However, within the last decade, research shows that too high of a dosage and frequency can harm fetal development. In 2015, the Yale School of Public Health conducted research that “linked pregnancy intake of acetaminophen with an increased risk for attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), as well as impaired cognitive and executive function”. Researchers specifically identified autism spectrum disorder as one of the disorders linked to acetaminophen ingestion during pregnancy.
While these findings were alarming, they went mostly unnoticed by the medical community with manufacturers willfully turning a blind eye. That is, until 2021 when hundreds of doctors and scientists joined together to publish a Consensus Statement in Nature Reviews Endocrinology. Within the statement, medical professionals agree that high doses of Tylenol while pregnant can cause autism. Scientists and doctors are urging manufacturers to include warning labels on their products and to actively market against pregnant women from ingesting the drug.
With the link between ADHD, autism and Tylenol being published in a major medical journal, parents have started to take notice and file product liability lawsuits.
Major retailers, including CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid and Walgreens, head to court
Recently, a federal judicial panel created new mass tort litigation regarding acetaminophen ingestion during pregnancy. Attorneys for the claimants allege that major retailers like CVS Pharmacy Inc, Rite Aid Corp, Target Corp, Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, Walmart Inc and others breached their duty to warn customers of the product risks. They allege that the sellers “knew or should have known of the danger” and aim to prove that the retailers did not properly warn consumers.
With Tylenol and other drugs containing acetaminophen being so prevalent, thousands of potential claimants may soon be seeking legal representation in the class action lawsuit. For law firms, this means finetuning communication processes to ensure information is promptly and accurately relayed from client to attorney. Not only should staff focus on response times, but it is also imperative that data is accurately collected to provide accurate reporting.
Alert Communications provides comprehensive mass tort and class action assistance
To manage the influx of claimants for a Tylenol mass tort lawsuit, you need to have the appropriate infrastructure in place. We have field experts standing by 24/7/365 for inbound and outbound calling. Potential leads will not be kept waiting. We capture every lead with inbound and outbound calling services to maximize marketing spending and increase ROI. With live chat and text services, you can ensure that potential clients are assisted within minutes. We operate contact-to-contract and upload contracts directly to your case management software.
One of the key services Alert Communications offers includes our extensive data collection and statistical analysis solutions. With this data, you can more readily pinpoint trends, make predictions and see visual representations of your leads.
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