Opioid Birth Defects & Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
If you or a loved one has given birth to a baby with birth defects or Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome as a result of opioid use, then you may have a case for a potential lawsuit. Our team of highly skilled attorneys at Fears Nachawati is here to help you navigate through your ordeal and can help you receive a just compensation for damages caused.
Opioid use during pregnancy has climbed in recent years in lockstep with the opioid epidemic that has surged through the general population. Opioids include drugs like morphine, methadone, oxycodone, and others, and are often sold under brand names like OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, Demerol, and a host of other names.
Unfortunately, many addicted mothers continue to use during their pregnancy and give birth to babies who are also opioid dependent. The use of opiates during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes for newborn children, including a number of severe complications, illnesses, and birth defects. These children may also be at risk of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, which is a drug withdrawal syndrome.
The law firm of Fears Nachawati is committed to addressing this ongoing and worsening public health crisis which has been unleashed upon this country by drug manufacturers. If you or a loved one was addicted to or using opioid painkillers and gave birth to a baby with health complications as a result of that addiction, then the baby may have a legal claim against the opioid manufacturer and be entitled to compensation.
Contact the offices of Fears Nachawati today to schedule your free legal consultation. Our team will provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation review of your case and the legal recourses available to you. Act now by contacting us through our website or by calling us at (866) 705-7584 to discuss your legal options. Our team is standing by and ready to help you.