'Opioid Babies' Need Separate Track In MDL, Attys Say
Law360 (May 31, 2018, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Attorneys representing "opioid babies" whose mothers used prescription narcotics told an Ohio federal court on Thursday that their clients need a special legal track in multidistrict litigation over the opioid epidemic, to address their distinct medical costs.
The attorneys' filing urged U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster to create a litigation track for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome. The separate track will allow for motions and bellwether trials focused on legal theories that are “unique or particularly well suited for the opioid babies’ claims,” the filing stated.
NAS can result in low birth weight, short-term withdrawal symptoms such as seizures,...
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