Our law firm has a team of TN lawyers fighting for infants born drug-dependent.
Newborns are suffering terribly in the opioid crisis, especially here in Tennessee. In 2016, nearly 1,000 babies were born addicted to drugs. Drugs enter a child’s system when its mother uses them while she is pregnant. But, these drugs are not all illegal like you might think. In fact, the most common drugs that cause this fetal addiction are opioids. And many opioids are found in legally-prescribed medicines like OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Methadone, and more. You see, recent reports have revealed that opioid manufacturers marketed their drugs as safe, even while they knew of their highly-addictive natures. And today, we are left suffering in the aftermath of that lie as the opioid epidemic spreads to our most vulnerable citizens: newborns. This is why Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC has put together an experienced team of TN lawyers fighting for infants born drug-dependent.
Babies born addicted to drugs have a tough life ahead of them.
Children addicted to drugs in the womb have a painful start to life. When they’re born, they’re suddenly cut off from the drugs they’ve grown to depend on. They often plummet into severe withdrawal, also known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS.
The initial symptoms of NAS are heartbreaking. These can include extreme irritability, seizures, projectile vomiting, sweating, refusing to feed, slow weight gain, blotchy skin, and more. But the long-term effects are just as devastating.
In fact, a new study shows that children with NAS may grow up to find they have hearing impairments, developmental delays, problems with language, brain disorders, psychiatric illness, and more. This is why we must fight back against the drug companies who helped fuel the opioid crisis. The future of our children is at stake.
You and your child with NAS deserve justice.
Treatment for NAS is estimated to cost $62,000 in the first year alone. This is a financial burden no family should have to bear. It would be our privilege to speak with you and tell you about our plan to seek financial compensation for you and your family from the major opioid manufacturers. The call is absolutely free.
Contact us online today or call 901-327-1212 to speak in person with lawyers who can get you the justice you deserve.