'Opioid Babies' Won't Get Own Track In MDL

Law360 (June 28, 2018, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The Ohio federal judge overseeing the massive opioid multidistrict litigation on Thursday denied a bid for a separate track in the litigation for babies born to mothers who used prescription narcotics.

In a text order, U.S. District Judge Dan Aaron Polster denied the request from attorneys representing "opioid babies" who argued in May that their clients needed a special legal track to address their distinct medical costs.

The attorneys' filing urged Judge Polster to create a litigation track for babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome, which can impair long-term cognitive development. The separate track would allow for motions and bellwether trials...

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