January 17, 2020

Guardians of Opioid-Dependent Children Seek Class Certification Against Opioid Manufacturers

On January 14,  a motion was filed in United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio by the guardians stuck with caring for “hundreds of thousands of children born dependent on opioids since 2000” seeking to be certified as a class against the distributors, manufacturers, and sellers of opioids. Along with seeking class certification, lawyers for the guardians requested District Judge Dan Polster establish a national registry to identify children diagnosed with neonatal abstinence syndrome, form a medical panel to recommend the best ways to treat such children, and provide money for those efforts as quickly as possible. Prior to this filing, approximately 400 guardians who have filed individual claims.