As a trusted TN NAS opioid lawyer, I am offering a free legal consultation to any mother whose child was born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.
As a TN NAS opioid lawyer Tennessee has trusted for more than thirty years, I have been writing about NAS for a long time. Unfortunately, the epidemic of babies born with this type of severe drug withdrawal is only getting worse.
I want to share some important facts about NAS with you so that you and your loved ones can seek the help you deserve.
What is NAS?
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS, is a type of severe drug withdrawal. NAS occurs in newborns who were exposed to addictive opioid drugs while in the womb. Infant dependency can also occur if a mother takes opioids while breastfeeding her child.
Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers may take opioids for several reasons. They may have been prescribed them by their doctor for pain. They may be battling a drug addiction. Or, they may be using methadone to treat a drug addiction. Regardless of the reasons for the opioid use, the effect on their unborn child can be devastating.
A child born with NAS will suffer agonizing and painful withdrawal during the first days and weeks of its life as it detoxes from the drugs it has become dependent on. But, the harm done by opioids doesn’t stop after the withdrawal is complete.
The Symptoms of NAS
When a child is born with NAS, they are forced to endure a painful start to life, including:
- Crying excessively
- Shaking or trembling
- Slow weight gain
- Blotchy skin
- Arching of his back
- Refusing to feed
- And more
Long-term symptoms of NAS include:
- Birth defects
- Respiratory complications
- Chronic stress
- Behavioral and development problems
- Risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome)
- Hearing disabilities
- Language delays
- Impaired motor skills
- Psychiatric illness
- And more
The cost of medical care required to treat NAS can be astronomical. If your child, or a child you know, has been born with NAS, you need an experienced TN NAS opioid lawyer you can trust. You deserve financial compensation to get your family the help they need.
Opioid manufacturers must be held responsible.
Our team here at Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC, is not interested in judging mothers whose children were born with NAS. In fact, our goal is to hold the companies responsible for this health crisis accountable: Big Pharma.
Twenty years ago, we didn’t know what we know now. Opioids were thought to be non-addictive and without serious medical side effects. And companies like Purdue Pharma, the manufacturers of OxyContin, allegedly withheld information about how addictive they knew their products were. So, they encouraged doctors to prescribe opioids freely, even marketing them as “hope in a bottle,” fueling the current health crisis that has swept our nation. And especially, our great state of Tennessee.
The battle against these opioid manufacturers is just beginning. As a matter of fact, Purdue Pharma’s CEO is currently asking for a bonus of $1.3 Million dollars.
Call Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC for a completely free legal consultation right away.
The horrendous alleged misrepresentation prominent opioid manufacturers committed when first marketing their drugs is one of the main reasons the opioid crisis as bad as it is today. If you or your child suffered from NAS, we are here to help.
Our experienced team has been trusted in Tennessee for over thirty years, and we are ready to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us online today or call 901-327-1212 to speak in person with TN NAS opioid lawyers you can trust.