Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) affects many infants across the United States whose mothers consumed opioid medications during pregnancy, causing their babies to be born addicted to opioids. The attorneys at the Dickerson Oxton Law Firm are investigating lawsuits concerning neonatal abstinence syndrome. If you or a loved one has had a child born with NAS, you can discuss your case with one of our attorneys to review your legal options.
Why Hire Our Firm?
- The Dickerson Oxton Law Firm is entirely client-focused. We understand how devastating personal injuries can be, especially when they involve young children, and we work relentlessly to help our clients maximize their recoveries.
- We have a success rate of over 98%. We credit our past successes to working closely with clients in every case and exploring every available channel of compensation for every client.
- We operate on a contingency fee pricing structure, so there are never any legal fees unless we win your case.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Families of children affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome may wish to pursue an individual claim for a chance at more compensation or join a class action lawsuit in progress if you meet the criteria to join as a plaintiff. In either case, having the right attorney on your side makes an enormous difference in the quality of your representation and the outcome of your case.
Even if a plaintiff believes his or her case is straightforward, countless possible factors can complicate any personal injury case. The defendant in a neonatal abstinence syndrome lawsuit could be a pharmaceutical manufacturer, distributor, pharmacist, or prescribing doctor, depending on the circumstances. These individuals will likely have lawyers on their side who can drag out litigation to deter plaintiffs from pursuing legal action. The attorneys at Dickerson Oxton Law Firm can help you avoid this outcome.
Effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
This syndrome is a result of opiate withdrawal associated with addiction; when a pregnant mother takes opioid medications for an injury, it is possible for her to become addicted to opioids and via the placenta, pass this addiction to her unborn son or daughter. A baby born with NAS faces a very difficult road, and the effects of opioid withdrawal on a newborn can be tragic and have life-altering consequences. Children born with NAS often face medical complications and developmental delays as well as a host of other possible issues.
The pharmaceutical companies targeted in several ongoing class-action lawsuits face allegations of aggressive direct marketing that understated the addictive nature of their products. Opioid medications are incredibly powerful and addictive painkillers and pharmaceutical companies that focus more on marketing for profit rather than properly informing consumers of the potential risks of their products now face liability for the damages resulting from NAS. Plaintiffs in neonatal abstinence syndrome lawsuits can secure compensation for their medical expenses and pain and suffering resulting from NAS, including the costs of ongoing treatments. Every case is different, so it is vital for any parent of a child born with NAS to know about the options for legal recourse.
Contact an Attorney Today
Neonatal abstinence syndrome is a very serious medical condition that entails long-term suffering, developmental delays, and a host of other complex issues, so it is vital to find legal representation that can help your family recover after such a diagnosis. If you or a loved one recently had a child born with neonatal abstinence syndrome and believe a doctor failed to properly inform the mother of the risks of an opioid medication or that an opioid manufacturer improperly marketed its products, the Dickerson Oxton Law Firm can help.
Contact our Kansas City office today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to review your options.