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Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal

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Were you prescribed an opioid medication, such as Oxycontin (oxycodone), Vicodin (hydrocodone) or codeine during pregnancy?

Was your baby born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), low birth weight or birth defects?

Was your baby born prematurely?

Did you suffer miscarriage?

These are among the many possible consequences of opioid use during pregnancy, often as a result of the opioid epidemic we are currently experiencing in the U.S. knowingly fueled by the pharmaceutical companies. It is time to hold them accountable.

If you suffered a miscarriage or your child was harmed by opioids while you were pregnant, if your baby was born with an opioid addiction, or if you believe that your unborn child may be at risk, please do not wait a minute longer to take action.

Forman Law Offices, P.A. is here to help you hold the drug makers accountable for the harm they have caused so that you and your child can get the compensation you deserve. Please, call us today at (800) 827-731 or email us to schedule your free consultation. We are here to fight for you.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

NAS is opioid withdrawal in a newborn. A baby that is exposed to opioids in the womb, suffers withdrawal symptoms and complications after delivery and withdrawal of the drug. NAS is painful for your baby and can be life-threatening. Symptoms of opioid withdrawal in newborns can include:

  • Seizures
  • Trembling
  • Hyperactive reflexes
  • Tight muscle tone
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty eating
  • Dehydration
  • Breathing problems
  • Stuffy nose or sneezing
  • Excessive yawning
  • Excessive crying
  • High-pitched crying
  • Sleep problems
  • Fever or unstable temperature
  • Sweating or blotchy skin

Babies with NAS require treatment in a newborn intensive care unit (NICU) with very close monitoring and careful treatment during the grueling process of weaning off of opioids. Consequences of NAS can include:

  • Developmental delays
  • Undeveloped liver
  • Behavioral problems

Compensation for The Harm to Your Baby

If your child was harmed by opioids, we are here to help you hold the drug companies liable. You may be able to receive compensation for existing and future medical expenses, other needs your child has and will have in the future as a result of opioid addiction and withdrawal, and pain and suffering. Thousands have already filed lawsuits against the pharmaceutical companies behind the opioid epidemic. Companies that put profits before lives.

To learn more about your legal rights and the compensation that you can receive, please call Forman Law Offices, P.A. at (800) 827-7731 or email us today and schedule your free consultation. We are here to fight for you and your child.

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