The number of TN babies born addicted to drugs is growing.

TN babies born addicted to drugs is a growing problem. Heartbreakingly, nearly 1,000 babies were born dependent on drugs in Tennessee in 2016. Even worse, that number is increasing at alarming rates.

When a child is exposed to drugs while in the womb or breastfeeding, it can go into severe withdrawal once it is born or weened from breastmilk. This type of severe withdrawal is called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS. The short-term symptoms of NAS in babies include extreme irritability, slow weight gain, seizures, projectile vomiting, sweating, refusing to feed, blotchy skin, and more.

But, as a child becomes older, the long-term effects of NAS can be even more devastating. For example, children with NAS may grow up to find they have hearing impairments, developmental delays, problems with language, brain disorders, or even psychiatric illness.

This is why Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC is offering judgment-free help for TN babies born addicted to drugs. We are not interested in judging mothers. In fact, we want to help any and all mothers, foster parents, child protective services workers and family members to get the compensation the children under their care deserve.

We are not here to judge. We are here to help.

Something important to note is that the drugs a child becomes addicted to in the womb are not all illegal. In fact, they are often prescribed pain killers like OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, or Methadone.

A mother may have started taking these drugs to treat legitimate pain, not realizing their true addictive nature or the effect they might have on her child. Or perhaps her addiction was started long before pregnancy, when Big Pharma was allegedly downplaying the addictive effects of their dangerous drugs even while the drug companies knew better.

Regardless of the circumstances, our team at Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC is not interested in judging you. We are interested in helping you and your child. If you know one of the many TN babies born addicted to drugs, we want to speak with you right away. We are already hard at work fighting for the compensation you and your child deserve. It is the pharmaceutical companies who fueled the opioid crisis in Tennessee who should pay for this, not you.


Treatment for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome can be costly. You don’t have to take on this financial burden alone.

Treating NAS is costly. According to state data, some hospitals quote that an average delivery and care for an infant at a hospital runs about $5,000. However, the average total cost for an NAS infant through his or her first year can reach well over $62,000. This is a financial burden you should not have to bear alone. At Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC, we want compensation for families just like yours.

Contact us right away to hear how we can help. The call is absolutely free.