Attorneys seek names of babies born exposed to drugs

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A group of West Virginia attorneys are asking a judge to force the state to release the names of babies born exposed to drugs as part of the Purdue Pharma bankruptcy case.

The Herald-Dispatch reports the lawyers want the names so they can send families a notice of pending litigation and seek compensation for them.

They filed a complaint in Kanwaha County Circuit Court seeking the names.

Attorney Booth Goodwin says the deadline for individuals and entities to file a claim against Purdue Pharma in the bankruptcy case is July 31.

Attorneys are concerned that families may not know they qualify for compensation.

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