As a TN Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome attorney with more than 30 years’ experience, I am offering a free legal consultation to any family whose child was born addicted to opioids.

By now, we have all heard about the opioid crisis. About how it is devastating families. About how overdose rates have skyrocketed in the last ten years. And how it is affecting every neighborhood in the United States. And while it is important to focus on the people gripped by this addiction, I am turning my attention to the lesser-known victims: newborns who come into this world addicted to opioids from their parent’s use.

Most of these children are born with something called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, or NAS. NAS is a group of agonizing withdrawal symptoms caused from exposure to opioid drugs while in the womb. And it is not a good way to begin life.

Babies born addicted to opioids have a tough life ahead of them.

Initially, the symptoms of NAS may include vomiting, sweating, seizures, refusing to feed, hyper irritation, blotchy skin, and more.

But the problems do not end when withdrawal is complete. In fact, the long-term effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome are often far worse than the initial symptoms, as hard as that may be to imagine. These can include hearing disabilities, brain disorders, language delays, problems developing, seizures, and psychiatric illness.

Tragically, this problem is not getting better. The rate of infants born with NAS has quadrupled in the last fifteen years. And the number of TN Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome children is higher than in other parts of the country. This is why my law firm, Darrell Castle & Associates, PLLC, is offering a completely free legal consultation to any family whose child is coping with NAS.

There is someone to blame.

We now know that  major opioid manufacturers, like Purdue Pharma, had evidence that their opioid drugs were highly addictive. But, they still marketed these drugs as “hope in a bottle,” fueling the opioid epidemic all across America. We believe this is why there is such a large increase in babies born with NAS. It’s also why we are taking prominent pharmaceutical companies to court: to get you the compensation you deserve.

It can cost tens of thousands of dollars to treat one baby born dependent on drugs, and that is just to get them through the initial stage of withdrawal. We believe that you and your family should not have to pay for the potential life-long medical costs associated with NAS treatment.

As an opioid injury lawyer Tennessee relies on, I want you to know that you are not alone. If your child or that of someone you know is struggling with NAS, contact us right away.  We are standing by, ready to fight for you and your family. Call us at 901-327-1212 to speak with lawyers who can get you the justice you deserve. The call is absolutely free, and we won’t make a penny unless we win your case