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How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help if My Child Has Been Diagnosed With Autism/ADHD?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware that some studies indicate that acetaminophen may cause lower IQ levels, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and other types of neurodevelopmental disorders in children. However, the FDA also states that these studies cannot draw a clear link between acetaminophen and these conditions, so not all experts agree.

Is Tylenol Linked to Autism and ADHD?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is aware that some studies indicate that acetaminophen may cause lower IQ levels, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, and other types of neurodevelopmental disorders in children. However, the FDA also states that these studies cannot draw a clear link between acetaminophen and these conditions, so not all experts agree.

While scientists have not yet proven that acetaminophen can cause autism and ADHD, considerable research links these disorders with Tylenol. Specifically, some studies have found that children who were exposed to higher levels of APAP were at least twice as likely to develop ADHD. One study compared a group of children with autism to a group of children with ADHD and found that children with autism were more likely to be exposed to acetaminophen than children without autism.

What Does the FDA Say?

It is important to note that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not confirmed that Tylenol causes autism or ADHD. However, research is pointing to a possible link between Tylenol and autism or ADHD. Moreover, research focusing on acetaminophen suggests that even small amounts of the drug could cause autism and ADHD in unborn children.

Tylenol and Neurological Disorders

The theory is that during pregnancy, a woman who takes acetaminophen passes the chemical to her unborn child. The effects make their way through the placenta, and the drug disrupts the development of neurons. Although some women in the studies were taking Tylenol as prescribed, many were taking too much.

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help?

If you have a child with autism or ADHD, and you have reason to believe the condition is due to Tylenol or acetaminophen, you may have a viable product liability lawsuit. In such a case, you would need to show that your child's autism or ADHD was caused by Tylenol or by any other medication containing acetaminophen.

If you believe that your child's autism or ADHD is related to taking too much Tylenol during pregnancy, a personal injury lawyer can help you. A personal injury attorney can help you with your lawsuit. The lawyer can inform you about how much money you can get from the lawsuit, and protect your rights in court.

Furthermore, a personal injury attorney can act as an advocate for you. A lawyer can speak for you in court and protect your legal rights.

What Compensation is Available in APAP Autism Lawsuits?

If you are able to prove a link between the use of Tylenol or other medications containing APAP, and your child's autism or ADHD, you may be able to receive compensation. The compensation available in these lawsuits varies. The money that is awarded to parents in these cases varies widely based on the unique circumstances of each case. There are no hard and fast rules about how much money is available in APAP lawsuits.

The compensation you will get depends on the type of lawsuit you have. If you file a product liability lawsuit, you can get compensation for medical bills, pain, suffering, lost wages and/or loss of life's enjoyment. If you file a lawsuit for failure to warn, you can get compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills and lost wages. A successful APAP-related lawsuit can result in a jury verdict or a settlement that can pay for your child's future medical needs.

Hire a Lawyer to Represent You in an APAP Lawsuit

The ramifications of companies selling acetaminophen without warning mothers of the risk of their children developing neurological disorders and other conditions have been significant. If your child has been affected, you need to take action to claim compensation. A personal injury lawyer can help you file a defective product lawsuit against the at-fault parties. Because large companies are responsible for many of these issues, you stand to recover a significant amount of compensation.

To speak with a lawyer from Kwartler Manus, LLC, use the contact form on this page, or call our office at (267) 214-8608.

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