Memphis, Nashville, Mid-South TN Lawyers for Babies Enduring Opioid Withdrawal
Many infants and children in Tennessee are suffering from NAS.
Babies enduring opioid withdrawal is a growing problem in our nation, and right here in Tennessee. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, is a group of distressing symptoms that affects babies exposed to drugs while in the womb. These drugs may include legally-prescribed opioids under brand names like Vicodin, Percocet or OxyContin. Other common opioids include methadone, fentanyl, and heroin.
A mother exposes the baby in her womb to these drugs when she ingests them while pregnant. This is how children develop an addiction to drugs before ever taking their first breath. In addition to going through typical drug withdrawal, infants can also experience the symptoms of NAS. These may include extreme irritability, slow weight gain, seizures, vomiting, sweating, refusing to feed, blotchy skin, and more.
The long-term effects are also devastating. Children who had NAS when they were younger may grow to find that they have hearing impairments, developmental delays, problems with language, brain disorders, psychiatric illness, or more.
We must stand up to the drug companies responsible.
The major opioid manufactures, who allegedly led doctors to believe the drugs were not addictive and were totally safe to prescribe, should be held responsible. Children born with NAS face a lifetime of medical care and all the costs associated with treating their long-term symptoms. At Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC, we are ready to take on the drug companies and get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
Our team of Memphis, Nashville, Mid-South TN lawyers for babies enduring opioid withdrawal are ready to get you the legal help you need at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
Contact us right away if you suspect you or a child under your care has NAS. We’re the law firm Tennessee trusts.