Medical researchers have demonstrated that during pregnancy, the use of products (such as Tylenol and Excedrin) that contain acetaminophen substantially increases the risk of having a child who develops Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects the way someone interacts, learns, and communicates. ASD is considered a “developmental” disorder because the symptoms usually begin to appear in the first two years after a child’s birth.
Autism Justice is a coalition of consumer advocates, scientists, and attorneys who help parents hold drug companies legally accountable for acetaminophen-related ASD. Autism Justice also advocates for education and for proper labeling so that consumers can make informed choices about pain relief products during pregnancy.
Perhaps the most well-known member of the Autism Justice team is Erin Brockovich, the life-long consumer activist who was the focus of the 2000 feature film Erin Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts in the title role. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards.
Pelaez Law Firm in San Antonio is now partnering with Autism Justice to represent the parents of children with ASD. Families with children who developed ASD after acetaminophen use during pregnancy have now filed product liability lawsuits against drug manufacturers in all fifty states.
Product liability claims against drug companies are usually settled out-of-court, but when a product manufacturer denies liability, the case goes to trial.
When the parents of autistic children bring a product liability claim against a drug company, if that claim prevails, the parents can recover compensation for their child’s medical costs, for related economic losses, and for the family’s pain and suffering. ASD is a lifelong condition, so the damage awards in these cases are sometimes quite substantial.
Pelaez Law Firm has extensive experience handling product liability cases that involve pharmaceutical companies, and the firm is pleased to announce its partnership with Autism Justice. Parents can learn more about acetaminophen, ASD, and their rights at autismjustice.com, as well as about Pelaez Law Firm’s partnership with Autism Justice at https://www.autismjustice.com/pelaez-law-firm.
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