The recent baby formula lawsuit filed against manufacturers Abbot Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company for their Similac and Enfamil products is due to evidence linking those products to a digestive disease called Necrotizing Enterocolitis, or NEC.
Many doctors will recommend that parents use formula to supplement the nutrition needs of premature babies, but recent evidence has suggested that some formulas put infants at risk of developing this harmful, and potentially deadly disease.
What Are The Symptoms of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)?
Necrotizing Enterocolitis is a painful digestive disease found primarily in premature babies that causes inflammation of the intestinal lining, often leading to serious infections. Symptoms may include one or more of the following:
● Tender, red, or swollen stomach
● Abdominal pressure
● Low blood pressure
● Temperature fluctuation
● Abnormal breathing
NEC can inflame the intestinal wall, eventually causing it to erode away, allowing bacteria to enter the intestinal tract and putting the health of the infant at risk. If you suspect that your baby may be suffering from this condition, it is important to contact your healthcare provider right away. Most babies will survive this disease but have serious, long-term injuries. In extreme cases, the infant may pass away.
Baby Formula Lawsuit Claims
All food manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their products, but when a baby food manufacturer fails to do so, it is particularly concerning due to the vulnerability of infants. Parents who trusted Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company to create safe infant formula have had to bear the grief of losing their children, or of dealing with long-term health consequences as a result of the negligence of these companies. These manufacturers never added warning labels to their products, which caused even more parents to unknowingly put the health of their children at risk.
Have Baby Formula Lawsuits Been Filed Against The Manufacturers?
Currently, there have been numerous lawsuits filed by parents after their babies fed either Similac or Enfamil developed Necrotizing Enterocolitis.
If your child has experienced health issues as a result of using Similac or Enfamil baby formula, Pacin Levine is here to help. We have a highly successful track record of seeking justice on behalf of our clients and helping them get the compensation they deserve. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Contact Pacin Levine today at 1-800-247-2727 or email [email protected] to find out if you have a claim and are eligible for compensation