If You Are a Foster Parent Caring For a Baby Who Won’t Stop Crying, You Need to Read This.
As a lawyer Memphis, TN has trusted for over thirty years, I want to share something important with you. If a child under your care is showing signs of extreme distress and cannot be comforted, it may be a sign of something much worse. Excessively crying babies indicates possible serious condition: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS).
NAS is a group of agonizing symptoms that occurs in newborns who were exposed to opioids while in the womb. Opioids include drugs like Vicodin, Oxycodone, Percocet, methadone, fentanyl, and heroin. If a child’s mother takes these drugs while pregnant or breastfeeding, her child will also become addicted.
Then, once the child is born, her or she stops receiving the drugs on which they have grown to depend. This can lead to agonizing withdrawal and NAS.
NAS is a serious condition you should not ignore.
When a child has NAS, they endure a painful start to life. Initial symptoms of NAS include extreme irritability, blotchy skin, refusing to feed, an infant arching its back, seizures, and more.
But the symptoms don’t stop there. Later in life, a person who had NAS as an infant may have learning disabilities, hearing impairments, language delays, respiratory complications, seizures, psychiatric illness, and more.
This is why excessively crying babies indicates possible serious condition of NAS.
Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC is ready to fight for you and your family.
My team of experienced lawyers and I are already hard at work fighting against the big pharmaceutical companies who manufacture opioids. It is our belief that they should be held accountable for their role in creating the opioid epidemic. This includes getting compensation for you and your family so that you don’t have to bear the financial burden of the often lifelong medical costs associated with NAS.
Contact us right away to hear how we can help you and the other hardworking caregivers of Tennessee. We are the law firm Memphis, Nashville, Mid-South TN trusts.