Tennessee Foster Babies Acting Strangely May Be Due to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.

If you have noticed Tennessee foster babies acting strangely, you’re not  alone. As an attorney Memphis Tennessee has trusted for over thirty years, I want to make sure you know about Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS.

NAS is a group of symptoms that babies who become addicted to opioids in the womb suffer after birth. Then, once cut off from the opioid drugs it was receiving from its mother during pregnancy or breastfeeding, a newborn has a difficult road ahead.

Initially, a newborn with NAS may refuse to feed, cry excessively, have blotchy skin, projectile vomit, tremble, have slow weight gain, seizures, or more. As a result, it’s an agonizing process of withdrawal that can have devastating long-term effects.

In 2014, there were over a thousand cases of NAS treated in Tennessee, and that number is growing rapidly.

NAS is a growing problem in America, and right here in Tennessee. Sadly, children who have NAS as newborns may grow up with long-term problems. Furthermore, these symptoms can be even more serious than those of the initial withdrawal. Long-term problems caused by NAS may include respiratory complications, language delays, brain disorders, developmental problems, psychiatric illness, and more.


Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC is here to help. The consultation is absolutely free.

If you are a foster parent, social worker, case worker, or have adopted a child you think may have had NAS, I would like to speak with you. You should not be held responsible for the costly medical care required to treat conditions caused by NAS. Contact us right away to speak with someone from our experienced team of trusted lawyers. We are ready to fight the major opioid manufacturers for the compensation you and your family deserve.

You do not have to battle the opioid crisis alone. Call a neonatal abstinence syndrome attorney TN trusts now. It’s free.