Help for Children Born With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrom
Skilled Lawyers Assisting Injured Children and Families
Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC represents injured children in nationwide litigation who suffered from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (“NAS”) at birth. NAS is a postnatal drug withdrawal syndrome exhibited by some opioid-exposed infants and can negatively affect children for decades. Our lawyers know the complexities of these cases and the special rules and requirements that must be met to recover damages. We understand and explain these complexities in negotiations or in court and make the strongest arguments for full compensation for children injured by NAS. If you are a grandparent, aunt or uncle, sibling or cousin, adoptive or foster parent, or other caregiver, who has taken custody of a child who was born opioid dependent, please contact us immediately.
NAS Prevalence in West Virginia, Appalachia, and the United States
Over the last two decades, the U.S. incidence of NAS has sharply increased from 1.19 per 1,000 hospital births in the year 2000, to 5.63 in 2012. During the same time period, the number of infants treated for NAS in U.S. neonatal intensive care units increased five-fold. Opioids are the most common illicit substance for which some women who are pregnant seek treatment, and the relatively recent rise of opioid use in pregnancy and NAS has disproportionately occurred in rural areas, like West Virginia and across Appalachia.
Know Your Rights: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Families across Appalachia have been decimated by the current drug epidemic and explosion of NAS. Because of the concerted efforts of manufacturers and distributors to flood our region with opioids, more babies are born drug dependent in West Virginia than anywhere else in the U.S. Drug manufacturers and drug distributors may have played a role in fueling addiction, which has destroyed lives and families. If you are raising a child who was born with NAS, please contact us immediately to learn about your important legal rights.
At Calwell Luce diTrapano PLLC, we work with some of the nation's top medical and scientific experts to hold drug manufacturers and drug distributors accountable for the injuries caused to infants born suffering from NAS. Clients rely on our knowledge, experience, and empathy to review and evaluate potential injury claims.
Families Deserve Justice
The personal and societal burden of NAS continues to expand across the nation. In many situations, children born with NAS are being cared for or adopted by grandparents, aunts and uncles, siblings or cousins, adoptive or foster parents, or other caregivers. Even in the best circumstances, we understand these caregivers face incredible challenges, such as raising a child with potentially lifelong learning disabilities and attention disorders. Our office is within the epicenter of the opioid crisis, and we stand ready to fight for justice, protect the rights of affected caregivers, and help to recover compensation for the innocent victims of this crisis.
Contact Our Compassionate Lawyers in Charleston
If your child was born suffering from NAS, contact our team of competent lawyers for a free consultation; we do not collect a fee unless we win your case. Call us toll free today at 1-833-682-3060 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.