Law360 Quotes Hunter Shkolnik on ‘Opioid Babies’ Protection
January 8, 2020
Legal guardians of babies born to mothers who took opioids during pregnancy asked the Ohio federal judge overseeing the opioid multidistrict litigation to certify a class for the purpose of medical monitoring, saying Tuesday that the babies are the most vulnerable victims of the opioid crisis.
Hunter Shkolnik of Napoli Shkolnik, a top plaintiffs attorney in the MDL, told Law360 that the protection and care of the babies with NAS has been a "major focus" of the counties and the MDL leadership.
"This was best outlined by the first settlement, money being allocated to help the mothers and babies at all hospitals in Cuyahoga and Summit counties before any other treatment options," Shkolnik said.