The makers of over-the-counter drugs have an obligation to ensure the products they manufacture are safe when used as directed.
Yet every year thousands of people are harmed by dangerous drugs, and at Carr & Carr, we believe the manufacturers should be held responsible.
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Tylenol and Acetaminophen:
Studies have shown that taking Tylenol or other private label APAP during pregnancy increases the risk of having a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or ADHD.
In 2018, researchers did a meta-analysis of seven studies involving 132,738 pairs of mothers and children. The analysis revealed a 20% higher risk of autism for children who had prolonged exposure to acetaminophen in the womb.
In 2019, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that children whose cord blood samples contained the highest levels of acetaminophen — the generic name for the drug Tylenol — were roughly three times more likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later in childhood, compared to children with the lowest levels of acetaminophen in their cord blood.
“The causes of ADHD and hyperkinetic disorder are not well understood, but both environmental and genetic factors clearly contribute,” says Beate R. Ritz, MD, PhD, chair of epidemiology at the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health. “We know there has been a rapid increase in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, over the past decades; it is likely there are environmental components.” The UCLA researchers used the Danish National Birth Cohort, a nationwide study of pregnancies and children, to examine pregnancy complications and diseases in offspring as a function of factors operating in early life. The cohort focuses especially on the side effects of medications and infections.
How can an Oklahoma Attorney Help?
Carr & Carr Attorneys have been protecting the rights of injured people since 1973. Our law firm has obtained multi-million dollar settlements for cases involving defective or dangerous products.
We’ve helped victims from across the country get the financial security they need to cope with medical costs and move forward with their lives.
We offer free, no-obligation consultations to help you understand your legal options, and we don’t charge for our services unless we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.
Call us today at 866-510-0580 to arrange a complimentary consultation or contact us online. Our dangerous drug attorneys have offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, but we work with victims of dangerous products nationwide.