NEW ORLEANS (PRWEB)
June 24, 2020
The deadline has been extended until July 30, 5 pm ET for presenting a proof of claim to obtain compensation from Purdue Pharma bankruptcy proceedings for a child was born exposed to opioids while in the mother’s womb, resulting in the child exhibiting Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in the hospital, physical deformities or developmental delays later in childhood, said a representative of Opioid Justice.
Legal and medical representatives of Opioid Justice have been fighting for children born exposed to opioids while fetuses in their mother’s womb to receive funds from the $6 billion made available in the Purdue bankruptcy proceedings, and also encouraging their parents, grandparents, and guardians, to file a proof of claim.
“The COVID-19 national emergency has dominated the news media and other public communications outlets that otherwise could have notified these same parents and guardians of the need to take immediate action in the best interests of their children,” says Brylski, a spokesperson for Opioid Justice and a principal of New Orleans-based Brylski Company.
“We are waving a red flag that families need to contact an attorney today.”
The federal judge overseeing the Purdue bankruptcy proceedings is determined to swiftly reach an agreement over the distribution of the Purdue funds. Opioid Justice offers free advice on how and why to file a claim if someone is parent or guardian to a child with this exposure, and regularly offers free facebook and zoom briefings on the subject.
Brylski says that exposure to opioids in the womb has resulted in birth defects, such as club foot, spina bifida, heart defects, cleft palate, hydrocephalus, esophageal atresia, gastroschisis, anorectal atresia, and diaphragmatic hernia. The most common adverse outcomes upon birth include body shakes, excessive crying or yawning , feeding problems, diarrhea, sleeping problems, fever, or runny noses. As these children grow, many experience behavioral problems, cognitive delays, delayed speech and walking, mental or motor deficits, or attention-deficit disorder (ADD).
Children born exposed or dependent on prescription opioids due to the mother’s use of Oxycotin, Butran, Dilaudid, or other forms of oxycodone, tramadol or related prescription medicines can file a claim by calling (800) 529-8170 or going to http://www.opioidjustice.net.
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