Pharmaceutical Litigation for Babies Born to Mothers with Opioid Addiction

The opioid crisis in America has increased by astounding numbers, and the implications of this opioid crisis are far reaching. Many people have taken these prescription medications under their physician’s instruction, only later to find themselves battling addiction to the very pharmaceutical that was administered to help them.

The consequences of suffering from opioid addiction are extensive: not only are the adults who took the medications affected, but opioid addiction can have a devastating impact on infants in utero, too.

When the media discusses opioid addiction in the United States, however, babies are rarely mentioned. Babies born addicted to opiates suffer the same physical withdrawal symptoms as adults who quit cold turkey.

Being exposed to opioids in utero can cause babies to be born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). These babies experience a number of short- and long-term health effects. In the short term, neonatal abstinence syndrome symptoms include problems sleeping and excessive crying or fussiness.

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Has your baby been born with neonatal abstinence syndrome?

The long-term health effects of neonatal abstinence syndrome are more severe and can include developmental delays as well as hearing and vision problems. These long-term health complications can require costly treatments.

Many mothers who consumed prescription opioid medication while pregnant were unaware of the possible dangers these pharmaceuticals posed to their children. They trusted their doctors’ advice, and many parents were devastated to learn that their prescription drug use may have harmed their baby.

The FDA has recognized the life-threatening risks of opioid use on developing fetuses, and in March 2016 it began requiring a black box warning on opioids, alerting consumers of the risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome in babies whose mothers use opioids during pregnancy.

Was your child born addicted to opiates?

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Pharmaceutical companies failed to warn people in a timely manner about the risks associated with continued use of opioids during pregnancy. Mothers were not aware of the potential dangers of continuing these medications while pregnant.

As a result, many mothers unknowingly exposed their babies to harmful chemicals while in utero, and the consequences have been tragic.

Babies born addicted to drugs suffer a number of immediate and chronic problems, ranging from seizures to learning difficulties.

Babies born addicted to opiates can experience issues throughout life, and it can be difficult to anticipate the financial effect of treatment for these complications. There are various therapies and other medical care that may be required. Our legal team can discuss these possibilities with you to ensure that you recover the compensation you need to give your child the best care possible.

How can we help you?

It’s important that babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) receive the support they need for treatment.

These children often require substantial therapies throughout their childhood, and choosing a lawyer who can help your family get the financial and therapeutic support it needs is an important step in the recovery process.

The attorneys at OnderLaw have helped many other families navigate pharmaceutical lawsuits. We have a proven record of making sure families affected by neonatal abstinence syndrome get the compensation they deserve—and we make it as stress-free as possible.

At OnderLaw we will 

  • evaluate your case and help you understand your options
  • start investigating your claims, gathering evidence to prove your case and identifying who was responsible for the injuries you suffered 
  • determine the compensation you might be entitled to
  • handle paperwork and negotiations on your behalf and keep track of important deadlines

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) refers to the symptoms a newborn experiences when he or she has been exposed to drugs in the womb and is born addicted to drugs like opiates.

The infant experiences withdrawal symptoms and may

  • be difficult to soothe
  • have trouble sleeping
  • be a poor eater
  • have an upset stomach
  • have frequent fevers
  • have seizures


These symptoms of opioid withdrawal in newborns are only the immediate side effects these infants experience. Long-term effects of babies born addicted to opiates may include

  • hearing problems
  • vision problems
  • behavioral problems
  • learning difficulties
  • developmental delays


All these side effects require extensive treatment and support for the affected child. Parents of babies born addicted to opiates deserve compensation from the pharmaceutical companies to help support their recovery.

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How can we help you?

The long-term effects of babies born addicted to opiates are wide-ranging and can require many types of therapeutic support and treatment. Each individual situation is unique. Our attorneys can tell you more in a free consultation.

If your child was born addicted to opiates, you may be entitled to compensation to support both immediate and long-term treatments.

While the average pharmaceutical lawsuit settlement varies based on the individual case, you may be compensated for

  • past and future medical bills
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • emotional distress
  • pain and suffering
  • property damage
  • lost wages
  • lost earning capacity
  • out-of-pocket expenses
  • psychological trauma


As a parent, you make every effort to ensure your child is cared for and supported. Seeking compensation for your child’s treatment is just one more option to help you give your child the best possible life. 

Knowing that your child’s medical bills are financially covered can be a relief, especially when you’re trying to ensure your child doesn’t suffer from the long-term effects of being born addicted to opiates.

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You pay no upfront fees for us to represent you

Medical bills for treatment of neonatal abstinence syndrome can be costly—there’s no reason you should pay out-of-pocket for legal fees on top of those costs. 

OnderLaw attorneys work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront costs to you. We don’t collect a fee until you recover compensation for your case. 

You can focus on your child’s health instead of paying legal fees upfront. If we don’t win, you don’t pay us anything.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Look for an attorney that has a proven record in pharmaceutical lawsuits and specifically opioid lawsuits. You should also seek out attorneys who provide a no-fee initial consultation and work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront costs to you.

It’s also important that you feel like your attorney listens to you and cares about your case. Your lawyer should be empathetic to your challenges. Since you don’t necessarily have to choose a lawyer near you, a compassionate, empathetic lawyer is more important than geographic proximity when choosing the best lawyer to represent you or your child.

When a baby is born addicted to drugs, it experiences symptoms of withdrawal. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is the medical term for these symptoms—symptoms which may include vomiting, diarrhea, loud crying, difficulty eating, seizures, and problems sleeping.

These immediate side effects are very uncomfortable for the baby. The long-term effects of babies born addicted to opiates, however, can be severe. For example, the child may have vision or hearing problems, learning or behavioral difficulties, or developmental delays.

When you choose an attorney who offers a free consultation and works on a contingency basis, there is no upfront cost to you when you file an opioid lawsuit. At OnderLaw, unless we recover compensation for you, you don’t pay a penny.