August 30, 2018 by Aubrey Whelan And Marie Mccullough, The Philadelphia Inquirer

A Philadelphia law firm has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against a number of opioid manufacturers, alleging that they are responsible for the medical needs of babies exposed to opioids before birth.

“It’s basically the same theory as all of the other opioid cases,” which allege that sparked the opioid crisis by aggressively marketing opioid pain medications and downplaying their addictive properties, Weston said. “It’s just a different group of plaintiffs—children exposed to opioids in the womb who display symptoms of withdrawal at birth.

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