The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm represents babies born with opioid addictions. Opioids are drugs that include:
which are often sold under the following brand names:
We also represent babies and children who were born with complications resulting from their mothers’ use of MMT (Methadone Maintenance Therapy) and BPT (Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy), drug therapies designed to help addicted pregnant mothers get through their pregnancies.
Opioid use in pregnancy has escalated dramatically in recent years, paralleling the epidemic observed in the general population. Many hundreds of thousands of mothers continue to use opioids during their pregnancies and give birth to babies who are also addicted.
Between 2000 and 2009, opioid use among women who gave birth increased in the United States from 1.19 to 5.63 per 1,000 hospital births per year. Dependence on opioids during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcomes for infants. They suffer from serious complications, including illnesses and birth defects. These illnesses and conditions may include:
Infants may also be at risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome, which is a drug withdrawal syndrome. The rising prevalence of opioid use in pregnancy has led to a sharp increase in neonatal abstinence syndrome from 1.5 cases per 1,000 hospital births in 1999 to 6.0 per 1,000 hospital births in 2013, with an associated $1.5 billion in related annual hospital charges.
The Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm is committed to addressing this continuing public health crisis. If you or a loved one has become addicted to opioid painkillers and has had a baby born with complications as a result of that addiction, the baby may have a significant claim against the opioid manufacturer. We can help.
Contact the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm today for a free consultation. With offices in Manhattan, we work with clients in New York City and throughout the states of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
For more than three generations, the New York lawyers of the Jacob Fuchsberg Law Firm have successfully represented injured people and their families. As one of the oldest personal injury law firms in the nation, we have long been known for three things: compassion for clients who have suffered injuries, and the experience and tenacity required to get significant results.