‘A Monumental Endeavor.’ New Lawsuits Allege Prenatal Hyperlink Between Acetaminophen and ADHD, Autism

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'A Monumental Undertaking.' New Lawsuits Allege Prenatal Link Between Acetaminophen and ADHD, Autism

Acetaminophen, most commonly sold as Tylenol, is practically the only medication that doctors say pregnant women can safely take for pain. But more than a dozen lawsuits are challenging that long-held belief, claiming that an increasing number of scientific studies show prenatal exposure to acetaminophen actually increased a baby’s risk of developing ADHD or autism spectrum disorder.

Mikal Watts of Watts Guerra, who has filed four lawsuits, said the litigation could be huge.

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