December 18, 2018 - Posts

If You Care for a Child Who Was Born Addicted to Opioids, Then That Child May Have a Legal Claim Against the Drug Manufacturers

We are here to help provide legal resources to families suffering from the effects of the opioid epidemic. The most vulnerable victims – babies born addicted to opioids or benzodiazepines – will often require medical support the rest of their lives.


Our Tennessee law firm is presently reviewing potential cases against drug manufacturers on behalf of infants and children diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). There are a number of obstacles to achieving results, but our team of dedicated lawyers and paralegals are well equipped to go to battle with the drug manufacturers on behalf of your child.


Our Team

Our team is led by two former Presidentially-appointed United States Attorneys Jerry Martin and David Rivera. While serving as U.S. Attorneys, both oversaw “pill mill” and diversion cases, and fought big health care companies who defrauded the Medicare program.


For too long, drug manufacturers enabled the opioid epidemic by downplaying risks and failing to warn consumers of the highly addictive nature of their products.  As a result, we believe that under Tennessee law, these manufacturers and distributors can be held accountable.


To learn more about our Defective Drug and Devices practice click here. If you or a loved one cares for an infant with NAS, please call our firm at (615) 244-2202.


What is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?

NAS is a group of conditions that occur when a baby goes through withdrawal from an addictive drug he or she was exposed to in the womb. During pregnancy, drugs or alcohol pass through the placenta to the baby, who can become dependent on them. When the baby is born, the drug supply is cut off, and can cause the baby to go through withdrawal.


The symptoms can vary widely, but can include fever, inability to eat or sleep, seizures and trembling, vomiting, rapid breathing and slow weight gain. Babies born with NAS generally need to stay in the hospital longer.


To learn more about NAS, click here for a March of Dimes resource.

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