Lawyers for Opioid-Addicted Babies Push For Separate Legal Proceedings
By Julie Steinberg Sep 21, 2018
• Concerns include that potential settlements won't provide sufficient medical monitoring, treatment funds
• Attorneys for government-entity plaintiffs, defendant drugmakers, distributors in massive consolidated
litigation have opposed separate track
Attorneys representing potentially thousands of opioid-addicted babies asked a federal panel in a new filing to
set up a separate legal proceeding for their suits.
The babies' proposed class actions are currently either part of the massive consolidated opioid litigation in
federal court in Ohio or slated to join that litigation.
The lawyers argued in a Sept. 20 filing that the class suits being brought on behalf of the children are
significantly different from the hundreds of suits filed by local and state governments, hospitals and insurers
against drugmakers and distributors.
Rather than the public nuisance and other claims being pursued by the large public and other entities that
make up the bulk of .....