You might have already heard of the class action lawsuit Tylenol and many major pharmacies that carry the brand. But, what do you know about the lawsuit? Who is it against, and are you eligible for compensation? Below is everything you need to know about the recent Tylenol lawsuit and why parents of autistic children are now speaking out.
The Link Between Tylenol and Autism
Recent studies showed a link between Tylenol and autism. The research showed that taking the medication during pregnancy was linked to an increased risk of having a child with autism. The lawsuit claims that Johnson & Johnson, the company behind Tylenol, did not adequately warn pregnant women of this potential risk.
What is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a developmental disorder that impacts behaviors, communication, and interaction. Autism affects how people interact with others and understand the world around them. It’s a spectrum disorder – meaning it can range from mild to severe depending on the person.
Sadly, children with autism don’t show signs until they’re older, making it hard to diagnose. For parents of autistic children, this class action lawsuit gives them a chance to have their voices heard.
Who is Being Sued?
Both Johnson & Johnson and Walmart, along with other major pharmacies, are being sued for not properly warning pregnant women about the potential risks of Tylenol. The lawsuit is looking to get compensation for those who have children with autism that could potentially be linked to the use of the medication during pregnancy.
Who is Eligible for Compensation?
The lawsuit is open to parents of children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder after being exposed to Tylenol during pregnancy.
Parents who believe their child’s ASD was caused by Tylenol are able to file a claim and potentially receive compensation. Each claim will be reviewed by the court and evaluated on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility for compensation.
It’s important to note that filing a claim does not guarantee any compensation or other relief from the lawsuit. It is simply an opportunity for parents of autistic children to have their voices heard and seek justice.
How Much Compensation is Available?
The amount of compensation available will depend on the individual case and the evidence presented. It could range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars, depending on the circumstances.
Some potential damages you could file for include:
- Costs of Occupational Therapy: If the child has been receiving occupational therapy, parents may be able to get reimbursement for their expenses.
- Lost Wages: If a parent had to take time off work to care for the child and missed out on wages, they may be eligible for lost wages compensation.
- Pain and Suffering: Parents of autistic children are often faced with emotional distress. If the autism was caused by Tylenol, the parents may be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering.
The Bottom Line
The recent class action lawsuit against Tylenol has opened up a chance for parents of autistic children to have their voices heard. If your child was diagnosed with ASD after being exposed to Tylenol during pregnancy, you may be eligible for compensation. However, filing a claim does not guarantee any relief from the lawsuit. Be sure to review your individual case and speak with an experienced lawyer before proceeding.