OxyContin (oxycodone) is a Schedule II opioid narcotic. This classification means that it is dangerous and highly addictive. It is a medication prescibed for pain.
National Birth Defects Prevention Study reports that treatment with opioid drugs such as OxyContin® increases the risk birth defects:
In addition, use during the third trimester of OxyContin® increases the chance of the child experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms of OxyContin® withdrawal in an infant:
During labor this drug can depress the infant’s breathing. This can be dangerous, so the drug should not be used.
The most serious of side-effects is irregular and/or slowed down breathing which can be fatal.
If you were prescribed the drug during your pregnancy and your baby suffered symptoms of withdrawal or birth defects you may have a legal claim. Contact The Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess Today!