The use of prescribed opioid painkillers during pregnancy can result in babies who are born addicted and must undergo difficult withdrawal. This condition is called Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). The number of babies born with NAS has increased dramatically since 2004, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. These children may suffer physical and mental injuries that must be treated for the rest of their lives.
The symptoms of babies born with NAS include:
- Body shakes or seizures
- High-pitched wailing
- Trouble sleeping
- Poor feeding or slow weight gain
- Nausea and diarrhea
The prescribed drugs that are connected with NAS include:
If you are a parent or guardian of a child born with neonatal abstinence syndrome that had to be hospitalized to treat the addiction, you may be eligible for a cash award and medical expenses. If you are a parent or guardian of a child born with neonatal abstinence syndrome because the mother was prescribed opioid painkillers by a doctor, contact us for a free claim evaluation. Call 1-800-277-0300 or click the link on this page.
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