A NAS (neonatal abstinence syndrome) PI Opioid Claim is an opioid claim, including present or future claim, held by any natural person who has been diagnosed by a licensed medical provider with a medical, physical, cognitive or emotional condition resulting from such natural person’s intrauterine exposure to opioids or opioid replacement or treatment medication, including but not limited to the condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, and does not include any NAS Monitoring Opioid Claims. The NAS PI Claim must be submitted within three (3) years from the Effective Date, or by June 15, 2025.
You can file a NAS PI Claim if you have a diagnosis by a licensed medical provider of a medical, physical, cognitive, or emotional condition (damages) resulting from intrauterine exposure to either:
- Opioids; or
- Opioid replacement/treatment medication
If you are the parent, guardian or legal representative of a child who has been diagnosed as described above, then you can file a claim on their behalf. You will be required to provide documentation of your authority to act on behalf of the child/minor claimant.
Important Documents to Review Before Filing a Claim:
FILING A CLAIM:
If you are filing a NAS PI Claim, you must submit to the Trustee the NAS PI Claim Form and supporting documentation as explained in the PI Trust Distribution Procedures of the NAS PI Claims and NAS PI Claim FAQs provided above.
The Trust is now accepting NAS PI Claim submissions as of August 1, 2022.
Beginning August 1, 2022, NAS PI Claim Forms and supporting documentation can be filed by printing the Claim Form and other required documents above, completing them and returning them with your supporting documentation to the MNK PI Trust, P.O. Box 361930 Hoover, AL 35236-1930.
Effective August 17, 2022, you are also able to complete the NAS PI Claim Form and file it, as well as the supporting documentation, electronically through the NAS portal link located below
Please note, if filing a NAS PI Claim you must include the following:
- Complete, sign, and submit the NAS PI Claim Form
- Submit documentation of diagnosis
- Complete, sign, and submit the HIPAA Release Form
You may also be required to include the following:
- If the NAS PI Claimant is a Minor, documentation to show that you are qualified Proxy who is authorized to file a NAS PI Claim on the minor’s behalf.
- If the NAS PI Claimant is deceased, a certified death certificate must be provided AND:
- If an Estate has been opened, provide Estate Documentation;
- If an Estate has not been opened, but there was a Will, the person filing the claim, who was named as the Executor under the Will, should execute and submit the NAS PI SD1 Heirship Declaration Form, a copy of which is located in the NAS PI Claims tab of this website; or
- If an Estate has not been opened, and there was no Will, the person filing the claim should complete and submit the NAS PI SD2 Heirship Declaration Form, a copy of which is located in the NAS PI Claims tab of this website.
December 2, 2022 Announcement
The Trust is pleased to announce that, beginning December 2, 2022, supplemental forms including the HIPAA Release, Proxy Form for Minor Claimants, SD1 Heirship Declaration and SD2 Heirship Declaration are now available to complete and sign electronically through the Claim Submittal Portal. You will find links to the Online electronic forms immediately following the Signature section of your Claim Form. Should you prefer to download the forms to print, sign and upload, that option remains available as well through the Download links.