MEDICAL-LEGAL TEAM MOVES TO PROTECT AND HELP OPIOID AFFECTED INFANTS AND CHILDREN IN NEW YORK
Attorneys: Don Creadore (212) 355-7200 and National NAS Co-Counsel Scott Bickford (504) 581-9065
Media: Peter Mirijanian (202) 464-8803; or C. Brylski/D. Johnson (504) 897-6110
An opioid-addicted baby is born in the United States at least every 25 minutes, and with opioid-addicted mothers becoming a growing reality in New York State, a medical-legal team is joining eight other states in filing a class action lawsuit to protect the long-term interests and costs of care for the infants and guardians of opioid-addicted babies, said Attorney Don Creadore.
“In my entire legal career, I have worked on no other matter which has such far-reaching societal impacts as the babies and children resulting from the nation’s opioid epidemic,” said Attorney Creadore.
The class action lawsuit is filed on behalf of all children afflicted with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) born in New York because their mothers consumed opioids during pregnancy. NAS is a clinical diagnosis and a consequence of the abrupt discontinuation of chronic fetal exposure to substances that were used or abused by the mother during pregnancy.
INFANT OPIOID ADDICTION CRISIS ADDRESSED BY GROUNDBREAKING LAWSUIT IN NIAGARA COUNTY ASKING FOR MEDICAL-LEGAL SOLUTION
Media: Peter Mirijanian (202) 464-8803 or C. Brylski/D. Johnson (504) 897-6110
Attorneys: Don Creadore (212) 355-7200 or National NAS Co-Counsel Scott Bickford (504) 581-9065
Louisiana, Ohio, Maryland, Missouri, Illinois, California, West Virginia, and Tennessee have filed similar class-actions on behalf of children who will need life-long care because of opioid-addicted pregnant mom
City Councilmember Jared Brossett has received the endorsement of former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu in the race for Clerk of Civil District Court.
“I am truly humbled to have Senator Landrieu’s support in my campaign for Clerk of Civil District Court,” said Brossett. “Through her years in public office and still today as a private citizen she has been a champion for the people of New Orleans. Her legacy is one of leadership, commitment and problem solving; that when you uplift people and build a team with a focused mission, you can accomplish anything. I hope to serve in that tradition as Orleans Parish Clerk of Civil District Court and am honored to have Sen. Landrieu’s endorsement.”
Jared Brossett has served as the District D City Councilmember since 2014. Prior to this he was the State Representative for District 97 in the Louisiana Legislature. In both offices Brossett has taken a leadership role in moving forward issues related to equity and women’s rights, such as implementing the Equal Access to Employment Act and co-authoring the Equal Pay for Woman Act.
“I’m running for Clerk of Civil Court because I want to continue serving the public and because we need to make this office more professional, more efficient and more responsible,” said Brossett. “Ultimately, my goal as Clerk will be to promote equal access to justice for all New Orleanians.”
The election will be held November 6, 2018. For more information visit www.jaredbrossett.com.
Respected Attorney Omar Mason Announces Campaign to Serve as Judge of Orleans Parish Civil District Court, Division E
Today, Omar Mason, a highly respected local attorney, formally announced his candidacy for Judge of Civil District Court, Division E.
“I am so excited to offer my decades of experience
as a lawyer and community servant to the people of New Orleans in hopes of serving in this position of trust,” said Omar Mason, Candidate for Judge, Civil District Court, Division E. “These are serious times we live in, and I am running for judge to ensure fairness for everyone in our courts. If elected, I won’t just be a judge who sits on the bench, but I will be a judge who stands up everyday to ensure justice for all.”
Former Legislator Austin Badon received the endorsement of City Councilmembers at Large Helena Moreno and Jason Williams as he seeks to become the next Clerk of 1st City Clerk of Court on November 6. He is number 54 on the ballot for an open seat.
"My skill set closely identifies with the requirements of the Office of Clerk because it is an administrative position in which the Clerk must manage the daily activities of the office and supervise employees who are expected to provide quality customer service," said Mr. Badon. "I have managed large numbers of employees in high volume environments and I also have a large amount of experience in providing quality customer service to patrons."
Former Assessor Ken Carter, a man who rose from the Calliope Housing Development to achieve many firsts in New Orleans politics, law, and business died today at the age of 74.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Gigi; three daughters: Tara Hernandez, Senator Karen Carter Peterson, and Eileen Carter; three grandchildren: Jessica, Christopher and Aidan; son-in-law, Dana Peterson; and close nephew who was like a son, Thaddeus Young. He leaves behind a host of other loving family members, including three siblings, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Funeral arrangements are pending.