By Leah Jarrin
Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD or Autism? The rates of children affected with these two disorders have gone up drastically in recent years. Why is that? In 2023, the CDC reported that about 1 in 36 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). More than 6 million (9.4 percent) children in the U.S. have an ADD diagnosis. An estimated 30 to 80 percent of children with autism also meet the criteria for ADHD and, conversely, 20 to 50 percent of children with ADHD for autism. Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. According to a national 2016 parent survey, 6 in 10 children with ADHD had at least one other mental, emotional, or behavioral disorder. ADHD is one of the most common mental health disorders among children. People with severe ADHD have about a 25-year shorter life probability. Couples whose children are diagnosed with ADHD are three times more likely to separate or divorce. Although these statistics are very hard to swallow, it’s important to stay informed and know the information.
For many years, pregnant women have been told that taking medications like Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for pain relief is safe. At first glance, the connection between an over the counter, frequently used medication like Tylenol and its link to ADHD and autism seems doubtful, even impossible. However, new medical research linking Acetaminophen (Tylenol) to autism and other neurologic disorders is strong! According to a study performed by John Hopkins University and funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH), it has been revealed that the use of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) during pregnancy may increase the risk of ADHD and Autism in children. In fact, studies by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and John Hopkins University revealed a 20-30% increase in autism and/or ADHD.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) autism lawsuits have been filed across the country prompting a new Tylenol autism class action lawsuit that has recently been certified in federal court. Join Class Actions and their affiliated attorneys are fighting back against Big Pharma and are hoping for a national settlement that will provide compensation to people just like YOU.
If your child is 17 years old or younger, has been diagnosed with ADHD or autism, and you took Acetaminophen (Tylenol) while pregnant, you may be eligible for compensation. For your best chance of recovery, you need attorneys with the expertise and experience to fight on your behalf, so don’t delay!
Click here to submit your claim: https://joinclassactions.com/class_actions/tylenol-use-during-pregnancy/ or call Class Action Jen (Jennifer Malainy) at 440-381-0338.
Study: Children Whose Mothers Took Acetaminophen During Pregnancy More Likely To Have ADHD, Autism (newsweek.com)
ADHD Statistics: Numbers, Facts, and Information About ADD (additudemag.com)
Autism Statistics and Facts | Autism Speaks
Data and Statistics About ADHD | CDC
Diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with autism and ADHD – PubMed (nih.gov)