TN NAS Babies Need Legal Help
It’s no secret that the opioid crisis is devastating people in every community, especially TN NAS babies. Tennessee has one of the highest rates in the country of children born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS — a type of drug withdrawal. In fact, nearly 1,000 babies were born addicted to drugs just in 2016. And, unfortunately, that number is not showing any signs of slowing down.
To start, you might be wondering how an infant becomes addicted to drugs. Well, a mother can expose her unborn child to drugs in the womb if she uses them while pregnant. Once born, the child no longer receives the drugs it has grown to depend on and plunges into agonizing withdrawal. He or she must endure a painful start to life.
The initial symptoms of NAS in a newborn can include extreme irritability, shaking, seizures, projectile vomiting, sweating, refusing to feed, slow weight gain, blotchy skin, and more.
But, the long-term effects are just as heartbreaking. Children born with NAS can face lifelong learning disabilities, language delays, hearing impairments, psychiatric illness, and more.
This is why our team at Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC is fighting for these vulnerable TN NAS babies, and for families just like yours.
Opioids Are To Blame
What may surprise you is that the most common drugs that cause fetal addiction are prescription opioids, obtained legally by mothers from their doctors. These types of opioids include medications like OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Methadone, and more.
You might be asking why doctors would prescribe such addictive medications to mothers-to-be. Well, the short answer is that doctors thought they were safe. Recent reports revealed that opioid manufacturers knew their drugs were highly-addictive, but advertised them as safe anyway. Companies like Purdue Pharma marketed their drugs as “hope in a bottle,” even while they had evidence to the contrary.
This is thought to be the one of the main reasons the opioid epidemic is as bad as it is today. And it’s why our team at Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC is fighting so hard for children affected by this crisis. Someone has to stand up to Big Pharma. And we are prepared to do just that.
We Are Offering Free Legal Consultations for Children with NAS
Our team of trusted lawyers has a plan to seek financial compensation from the opioid manufacturers responsible for the epidemic that is affecting so many Tennessee families.
If your child, or a child you know, had NAS, we would like to hear from you right away. Contact us or call 901-327-1212 to speak with lawyers Tennessee has trusted for over thirty years. The consultation is absolutely free, and we get paid nothing unless we win your case. It would be our honor to speak with you.