Opioid Birth Defects & Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Parents with children suffering from birth defects or Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome resulting from opioid use may have legal recourse. At Fears Nachawati, our team of highly skilled attorneys is here to guide you through the legal process, explain how it affects you, and help you receive fair compensation.
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. As the opioid crisis has raged across the country, it’s affected every level of our society. Government officials, from attorneys general to county commissioners, are forced to reallocate tax dollars from other areas that are also in need. Hospitals, non-profits, and rural health associations, sometimes dealing already with scarce resources, are stretched even thinner. Health insurance premiums spike, and in certain areas, it becomes more difficult to get coverage.
Another tragic result of this crisis is that opioid use during pregnancy has climbed. Woman who become addicted to opioids while they’re pregnant are at risk of passing that addiction on to their child. The use of opiates during pregnancy increases a child’s risk of congenital heart problems, stunted growth, defects in the brain and spine, premature delivery, and even miscarriage. These children are at risk of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, which in occurs in infants after they’ve been exposed to drugs in utero and are now suffering withdrawals.
The law firm of Fears Nachawati is committed to addressing this ongoing and worsening public health crisis unleashed on this country by drug manufacturers. If you or a loved one gave birth to a child with health complications stemming from opioid addiction, you may have a legal claim against the opioid manufacturer and be entitled to compensation.
Contact the offices of Fears Nachawati today to schedule a 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.