Navigation Links
Opioid Justice Team: Ad Hoc Committee for babies born opioid-dependent now represented in Purdue bankruptcy proceedings
Date:11/11/2019

Attorneys representing an Ad Hoc Committee for Neo-Natal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) babies and children filed a statement before U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Drain in White Plains, NY notifying the Purdue debtors that the needs of the most innocent victims in America’s prescription opioid epidemic cannot be forgotten as a $12 billion settlement is considered.

Tartar Krinsky & Drogin’s Scott Markowitz will act as legal counsel to the Ad Hoc NAS Committee composed of Attorneys Scott Bickford, Kent Harrison Robbins and Donald Creadore.

“The NAS Baby Ad Hoc Committee, which will work cooperatively with the Debtor and the Unsecured Creditors Committee, will represent the guardians who are responsible for the babies diagnosed at birth with Neo-Natal Abstinence Syndrome due solely to their birth mother’s use during pregnancy of opioids manufactured by Purdue among other entities,” Counsel informed the Court.

The NAS Ad Hoc Committee will serve several objectives, according to Mr. Bickford, most notably being:

  • To recover damages for the personal injuries suffered by children suffering from opioid use by their mother’s during pregnancy; and
  • To seek establishment of a nationwide medical monitoring program to be overseen by a trust administrator that will improve the health and outcomes for hundreds of thousands of NAS infants and children as they age.

The members of the NAS Ad Hoc Committee are attorneys who have committed thousands of hours of their time to zealously represent the interests of this unique group of NAS claimants, filing class actions covering 34 individual states and establishing direct medical links between in-vitro opioid exposure and birth defects such as Spina Bifida, Cleft Palate, heart, head and gastro-intestinal deformities, and long-term development issues such as speech, motor skill and learning disabilities, said Mr. Bickford.

“The members of this Ad Hoc Committee are the de facto experts representing the legal interests of NAS babies,” Mr. Bickford said.    

“Prescription opioids were thrust onto the American public in the mid-1990s, and the epidemic these drugs have spawned has many aspects but the most overlooked is the incidence of NAS in newborns,” said Mr. Bickford.

The Ad Hoc Committee said the NAS claims, in the aggregate, exceed the claims of all other known creditors in the Purdue bankruptcy proceedings. “These claimants are voiceless as well as faultless,” said Mr. Bickford.

Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/opioid_justice_team_ad_hoc_committee_for_babies_born_opioid_dependent_now_represented_in_purdue_bankruptcy_proceedings/prweb16714377.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2019 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved


Related medicine technology :

1. Opioid Justice Team: mother and grandfather of children born opioid dependent appointed to Purdue Phrma creditors committee
2. Gulf Breeze Recovery On The Reported 76 Billion Opioid Pills = Prescription Opioid Epidemic = 100,000 Deaths
3. BayMark Health Services Acquired Two Outpatient Opioid Addiction Treatment Programs in Kentucky
4. BayMark Health Services Opens First Opioid Treatment Program in Ohio
5. PAINWeekEnd in San Diego, CA, Offers CE/CME Education to Meet the Challenges of Opioid Prescribing Regulation
6. Pain Management Education at PAINWeekEnd in Providence, Rhode Island, Offers CE/CME to Aid the Opioid Abuse Public Health Crisis
7. FDAnews Announces — Four Hot Topics in FDA Regulation & Compliance: Opioids, Biosimilars, Right-to-Try and Dietary Supplements Webinar, May 29, 2019
8. PAINWeekEnd in New Orleans, LA, Offers CE/CME Education to Aid the Opioid Abuse Public Health Crisis
9. Allegheny Health Network, Gateway Health Launch New Holistic Program for Patients with Chronic Pain and Opioid Addiction
10. Highmark Health’s Multipronged War on Opioids Demonstrates Results
11. BAART Programs and MedMark Treatment Centers of California Now Accepting Anthem Blue Cross for Opioid Addiction Treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Continuing on its rapid national expansion - ... deodorization provider - is proud to announce it has opened doors in Phoenix, ... residents throughout the area. , Germinator provides a 100% safe and non-toxic sanitizing ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... , ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... of primary care medical centers in Florida and San Antonio is happy to ... South Texas medical centers. , In this capacity he will serve as community ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... ... aesthetic beauty, bringing a unique perspective and approach. Armed with her qualifications from ... out to share her knowledge of the human body with the nation and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:8/31/2020)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... leadership experience working, both directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, ... expertise includes early intervention, parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... Ernst & Young LLP (EY ... Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Florida Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, ... innovation, growth and prosperity as they build and sustain successful businesses that transform ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... With ... set out to continue helping the specialty-diet community connect with great, gluten-free brands. ... get coupons, enter giveaways, chat with brands & watch over 50 educational classes... ...
(Date:8/28/2020)... ... August 28, 2020 , ... A July 27 ... obese individuals are at an increased risk of developing severe COVID-19 symptoms. The ... COVID-19; however, because the same organ systems that the coronavirus attacks are already ...
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... August 27, 2020 , ... ... with Evolution Labs to provide their students with Suite360:Mental Health and Prevention, a ... Health, Substance Abuse and Child Trafficking Prevention. , Florida schools and districts must ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):