Entire areas and communities in the United States have been devastated by the effects of opioid addiction. Prescription opioids are used to control moderate to extreme pain after surgery or an accident. They are considered to be somewhat safe if used as directed over a brief period and properly monitored by a physician. However, these medications can create a disastrous problem for families if improperly used.
Pregnant women who were prescribed opioids may have unknowingly put their unborn child at risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome. Many filed lawsuits alleging opioid manufacturers did not adequately warn consumers of how addictive the prescription medications were. According to the lawsuits, the risks of prescription opioids were downplayed by the manufacturers of hydrocodone, tramadol, oxycodone, and others.
At The Guardian Legal Network, we understand how the dangerous side effects of opioids can cause severe damages to you and your family. If your child was born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, contact us to connect with an experienced lawyer and take legal action against negligent opioid manufacturers.