While we are gathering your records, we will prepare and file your lawsuit. The state in which we file will depend entirely upon external factors. Because tens of thousands of women took pain relief medication that contains acetaminophen during pregnancy and later had children who were diagnosed with ASD, we expect a flood of cases to be filed across the country.
On September 29, 2022, the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation (JPML) held a hearing to determine if the numerous acetaminophen cases filed in various Federal Districts Courts should be consolidated into one Multi-District Litigation (MDL).
One week after the hearing, on October 5, the JPML issued its ruling that in order to “serve the convenience of the parties and witness and promote the just and efficient conduct” of the litigation,” the cases would be consolidated into a federal MDL in the Southern District of New York in front of Federal Judge Denise Cote. The MDL is refered to as In re: Acetaminophen ASD/ADHD Prod. Liab. Lit.
, MDL No. 3043.