Cases Against Retailers for Failing to Properly Warn of Tylenol’s Dangers
Hundreds of thousands of cases may be brought by families who fell victim to major retailers’ failure to warn pregnant customers of the dangers of using acetaminophen (Tylenol’s active ingredient). Though there are currently just dozens of cases in multidistrict litigation, given the drug’s popularity, the possible severity of the side effects, and the number of children potentially involved, this could be a major subject of mass tort litigation.
These consolidated lawsuits are in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York. Named defendants include Walmart, Costco, Rite Aid, CVS, Safeway, Target, and Walgreens. Manufacturers of the drug aren’t defendants in these cases.
Plaintiffs claim defendants failed to properly warn pregnant women that acetaminophen use could dramatically increase the risk a child would be born with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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We use AI-based Behavioral Intent Targeting to create exclusive Tylenol leads from TV, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Connected TV/OTT (Over The Top), Hulu, and data mining using our proprietary software and strategy. This targeting puts effective advertising in front of those actively tracked online as acting as someone coping with an autistic child or one with ADHD, which may have been caused by acetaminophen.
What is Acetaminophen?
Acetaminophen relieves pain and fever. It’s an active ingredient in hundreds of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications. They are the most popular OTC medications sold in the US.
It’s also combined with other ingredients in medicines treating allergy symptoms, cough, colds, flu, and insomnia. Acetaminophen is found with other active ingredients in prescription medications for those suffering moderate to severe pain.
Why is Acetaminophen Dangerous for Pregnant Women?
Medicines using acetaminophen can help treat severe and persistent pain. However, the federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) states it’s important to weigh the risks and benefits of using these prescription and OTC pain medicines during pregnancy.
The FDA states it’s aware of recent reports questioning the safety of prescription and OTC pain medicines with acetaminophen when used during pregnancy. It evaluated research studies and decided they were too limited to make any recommendations at this time.
A 2014 study of 64,322 women and children cited by the FDA states that acetaminophen use during pregnancy is associated with a higher risk for hyperkinetic disorders (HKDs) and ADHD-like behaviors in children. Those risks increased when the drug was used during more than one trimester and in greater amounts. Researchers state more than half of pregnant women in the US use acetaminophen.
Another study published four years later evaluated previous research involving a total of 132,738 pairs of mothers and children. It states that pregnant women using acetaminophen have an increased risk of having a child with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and hyperactivity symptoms.
Researchers stated past studies found:
- Animal studies show acetaminophen causes direct neurotoxic toxic effects and inhibits fetal testosterone production, which is critical for brain development
- Acetaminophen crosses the human placental barrier
- There’s a documented connection between exposure to acetaminophen during pregnancy and ADHD, ASD, and impairment of neurological development in humans
- Six studies found acetaminophen use during pregnancy was “significantly associated” with greater chances for the development of ADHD
- Five studies stated acetaminophen use by pregnant women was “significantly associated” with an increased risk of the child having ASD and emotional problems
- Five studies reported acetaminophen use during pregnancy was “significantly associated” with a greater risk of a child developing hyperactivity symptoms
Researchers state that “acetaminophen exposure during pregnancy is associated with a 20%–30% increased risk for neurodevelopmental disorders…Our analysis found a 30% increased risk of ADHD and 20% increased risk of ASD.” Despite these findings, the study states, “…a causal link between exposure to acetaminophen and neurodevelopmental disorders cannot be established…”
Do Retailers Have a Duty to Warn Pregnant Customers About the Potential Dangers of Acetaminophen?
A manufacturer, distributor, or retailer may be liable for failing to provide adequate warnings about a product if a consumer is injured as a result. Under strict product liability law, a defendant is responsible for a product defect whether or not the company acted negligently. An inadequate warning is considered a product defect in these cases. The warning must be understandable to the average user and visible so that a customer would see it.
Ignorance of the risk isn’t a defense because a defendant has a duty to stay knowledgeable about its products. If the defendant, through reasonable research, testing, and investigation, could have learned about the risk, it should be liable for failing to warn about a threat it should have known about. A defendant must warn those who bought the product about a newly discovered risk.
ZeroRisk Cases® makes it easier for you to build your Tylenol docket:
- Campaigns are easily scaled up to generate more claimants
- Leads are qualified. You won’t waste your time with someone who’ll never be a client
- We confirm their contact information
- Our trained paralegals evaluate these leads
These people seek legal help, so you won’t waste your time and money on ineffective marketing.
How Does Our Process Work?
We generate interest in those seeking legal help because of injuries caused by Tylenol use. We’ll provide to you only those willing and able to obtain legal representation:
- They respond to our media advertising by calling us or filling out an online contact form
- A lead specialist talks to them and verifies their information
- If the lead qualifies, we walk them through signing your retainer and supporting documents by eDoc
- Only your firm will get these signed cases
How Does ZeroRisk Cases® Confirm These People Are Right for You?
If you’re seeking plaintiffs with high-value cases, our Signed Tylenol Injury Cases are unmatched in attention to detail and quality. We will discuss with them:
- Their child has ADHD, ASD, or is considered hyperactive
- Tylenol or an acetaminophen-containing product was used during pregnancy, and if so, how much and when
- Where the product was purchased
- Their child’s diagnosis, prognosis, and any treatment
- They don’t have an attorney
When an attorney comes to ZeroRisk Cases for Tylenol signed cases, we provide:
- Professional Intake services that sign clients up that meet your exact criteria using our in-house trained specialist
- If needed, co-counsel introductions
ZeroRisk Cases® does this work, not you.
What’s the Next Step to Get Signed Tylenol Clients?
Your firm faces many hurdles when trying to find potential Tylenol clients. Do you have the marketing expertise or the money needed for an effective campaign that will attract qualified prospective clients who will not just “kick the tires” if they speak with you, but are committed to taking legal action with you as their attorney?
If your law firm is interested in these cases, ZeroRisk Cases® can provide you with quality, profitable claims from people who want to pursue legal action. Save the money and time needed for in-house marketing and advertising that will probably yield disappointing results. We’ll do the work for you and provide you with potential clients already signed up for legal representation.
Find The Parents of Children Injured by Tylenol Looking for Legal Help
Millions of women may have used Tylenol or a similar product during pregnancy. Hundreds of thousands of children may have been affected.
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