Newborn Opioid Withdrawal Lawsuit

If you or a loved one gave birth to a newborn baby addicted to a prescription drug such as Oxycodone, Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen, Hydromorphone, Methadone, Fentanyl, Morphine or others, you may be eligible for a cash settlement from the drug manufacturer.  Eligibility will require that the drug was taken by legal prescription.

 

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“If there’s anything more heartbreaking than the opioid and heroin addiction epidemic wreaking havoc on men and women across America, it’s the drug-addicted babies who are born as a result.” — bhpalmbeach.com

Neonatal  Abstinence Syndrome

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome is a term that includes the problems a baby experiences when he is going through withdrawal from prescription drugs.

When a woman uses a prescription drug while pregnant, that drug will most likely pass through her placenta to the fetus. Because prescription drugs (opioids) can cause addiction, the fetus may also become addicted.  When a baby is born addicted to opioids, the baby may experience withdrawal symptoms because the drug is no longer available to him after birth.

Symptoms of withdrawal may begin right away or up to 10 days after birth, depending on the substance used and other factors.  These symptoms may include:

Trembling

Irritability

Fever, sweating

Sleep problems

High-pitched crying

Tight muscle tone

Hyperactive reflexes

Seizures

Vomiting, Diarrhea

Dehydration

Fever

Yawning, stuffy nose, sneezing

In addition to the symptoms above, babies may also experience poor intrauterine growth, premature birth, birth defects, and death.

About Sanders Phillips Grossman

Sanders Phillips Grossman has been holding pharmaceutical companies responsible for injuring individuals by their defective drugs and devices for over 30 years. Our firm has formed an Opioid Task Force to help communities. Defective drugs are pharmaceuticals with side effects that potentially harm, injure, or kill the patient to the point that they outweigh the drug’s intended benefits. Defective devices, such as faulty prosthetics, implants, pacemakers, or surgical instruments can harm patients when the product is defective in the manufacturing process, design, or marketing strategy.

Pharmaceutical companies are some of the largest, wealthiest, and most influential corporate entities in the world. Sanders Phillips Grossman and its predecessors have recovered over one billion dollars for injured consumers. Our firm’s history in dealing with drug and medical device injury claims has allowed us to take leadership roles in many of the national defective drug and device litigations.

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