Infant Formula NEC Lawsuit

Has your newborn suffered from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a highly dangerous gastrointestinal infection affecting premature babies? You need a dedicated personal injury attorney to help you obtain justice.

Researchers have found that feeding premature babies with Similac and Enfamil cow-milk infant formula or similar products has led to the development of NEC.

Many parents in the United States have lost their premature babies because of this popular yet harmful cow-milk-based baby formula.

As a result, they have filed lawsuits against Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturer of Similac infant formula, and Mead Johnson, the manufacturer of Enfamil.

The Impact of Cow-Milk Infant Formula on Your Baby’s Health

There is substantial evidence that newborn babies given Similac or Enfamil cow-milk-based infant formula as a substitute for human breast milk are at higher risk of NEC. Once NEC affects the gastrointestinal system of an infant, it can lead to rapid decay and death of tissue in the inner intestinal walls of the baby. This health condition can:

  • affect either the small intestine or the large intestine.
  • eventually impact the entire thickness of the intestine.
  • be either mild, causing mild discomfort, or severe, causing terrible pain for your baby as its bowels become inflamed.
  • threaten the life of your baby when it becomes severe.
  • cause a hole in the intestinal wall of your baby once the tissue has decayed.
  • lead to sepsis, a deadly bloodstream infection after the harmful bacteria moves out of the intestine into the abdominal cavity due to the hole formed.

This puts newborn babies given Similac, Enfamil, or other cow-milk-based baby formulas at ten times greater risk of NEC than the babies breastfed by their mothers. This is why prominent public health organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, caution against the use of Similac, Enfamil, or other cow-milk-based infant formulas to feed newborn babies.

Should I File an NEC Lawsuit?

If your premature baby has suffered from NEC or died as a result of this condition caused by cow-milk-based infant formulas, these companies must be held accountable.

Reasons for the Lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson

  • The companies have been aware of the evidence linking cow-milk infant formula with the development of NEC dating back over 30 years.
  • The companies deliberately remained silent on the high risk of developing NEC to keep its marketability unaltered.

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