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Preterm infants who are given cow-based baby formula can become extremely sick with a condition called necrotizing enterocolitis. As a result, manufacturers behind brands like Similac and Enfamil are facing baby formula lawsuits.
The birth of a child is a joyous occasion for a growing family. Parents should be able to trust that the products they’ve purchased for their children are going to keep their children healthy and safe. For many infants, baby formula is generally safe. While there is an occasional recall for issues such as insufficient iron, or manufacturers come under scrutiny for a failure to recall formulas with metal contaminants, these recalls are rare thanks to significant regulations around infant formula. Still, contaminants and ingredients are not the only dangers parents need to be aware of when they have a newborn child. Specifically, parents of premature infants need to be aware of the dangers of health conditions cow’s milk-based infant formula can lead to in their babies.
What is Necrotizing Enterocolitis?
According to research, 90% of babies who get NEC are born early, typically before the 37th week of pregnancy. Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious gastrointestinal issue that causes inflammation in the intestines which ultimately leads to the death of the organ’s tissue. It is the most common and most serious intestinal disease among premature babies.
How do I know if my baby had NEC?
In many cases, families who lost a child to NEC may not know the cause. If your premature infant passed away, speak with a Baby Formula Lawsuit attorney at 800-359-5690. We will be able to get medical records and have our team of nurses go over the files to find out the cause of your infant’s passing. By holding the parties responsible for the loss of your baby, you may be able to help prevent this from happening to other children.
Your baby may have had necrotizing enterocolitis if they met any of the following:
- Born before the 37th week of pregnancy
- Fed through a tube in the stomach
- Weighed less than 5.5lbs at birth
Contact our legal team to find out how we can help.
Should I file a claim against Similac or Enfamil Manufacturers?
Yes. It is important to hold the manufacturers that intentionally withheld information about the dangers of the product accountable if your baby was given cow’s based baby formula and diagnosed with NEC.
Do I need a lawyer to file a Baby Formula Lawsuit?
Anyone can file a claim, however, because these cases are extremely complex, you want to seek help from an experienced mass torts attorney who has experience handling these types of claims. A victim’s attorney will be able to review medical records and other information to build the case against the manufacturer responsible for your child’s NEC diagnosis.
How much does a Baby Formula Lawsuit Lawyer cost?
A victims’ advocate lawyer will not charge you any upfront fees. The Carlson Law Firm will only receive a payment if you receive a settlement or judgment.
Who can I talk to about filing a Baby Formula Lawyer?
A Baby Formula Lawsuit Lawyer from The Carlson Law Firm will be happy to consult with you during a free and confidential case evaluation. Call an NEC Lawsuit Attorney at 800-359-5690 to answer any questions may have about a Baby Formula Lawsuit.
Is NEC a common condition in premature infants?
NEC is a common gastrointestinal illness. It affects 1 in 1,000 babies with the greatest risk being for babies who weigh less than 2 pounds.
The condition rarely affects full-term infants with about 1 in 10,000 full-term babies getting NEC.
What information will I need to provide if I decide to file a Baby Formula Lawsuit?
To file a Baby Formula Lawsuit, you will start by telling your story to one of our legal representatives. During your free consultation, you should feel comfortable asking questions about the legal process and what your attorneys will expect from you. Next, your legal representative will begin the intake process to determine the severity of your infant’s injuries. Then, your lawyer will need a medical history of your child. This is so we can build your case against Abbott Laboratories and Mead & Johnson Company by connecting the dots between the science of cow’s milk baby formula link to NEC and how it affects you and your family.
Finally, we pride ourselves on keeping our clients updated on the status of their cases.
Get Help with your Baby Formula Lawsuit
Losing a child is the worst pain a parent can endure. There is no amount of money that can help you heal from the pain you feel, but we may be able to help get you started on a path to healing. Our team of legal experts can help you hold Similac manufacturer, Abbott Laboratories, and Enfamil manufacturer, Mead & Johnson Company, accountable through a Baby Formula Lawsuit.
Call a Baby Formula Lawsuit lawyer at 800-359-5690.