Baby Formula NEC Lawsuit
Our lawyers are pursuing Enfamil and Similac baby formula lawsuits for premature babies who suffered necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Evidence has shown that cow milk in these formulas contributes to premature newborn babies developing NEC.
The basis for these baby formula lawsuits is that research has long shown that cow milk is associated with NEC and the manufacturers of Similac and Enfamil should have warned doctors and parents of the risks.
Why are People Filing Baby Formula Lawsuits?
Parents are suing Enfamil manufacturer Mead Johnson and Similac manufacturer Abbott Laboratories because they knew or should have known their baby formula products could cause necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants. Manufacturers failed to warn parents and medical providers about the risk.
NEC is a serious gastrointestinal condition that causes intestinal tissue death and may be fatal in as many as 50% of cases. It causes intestinal inflammation that may cause holes in the intestine. Bacteria from the intestine can leak into the abdomen or blood, causing serious illness or deadly blood infections.
As far back as 1990, a study in Lancet revealed that NEC was up to 10 times more common in premature babies given formula. Since then, many more studies have linked cow’s milk-based formula to a higher risk of NEC in premature infants, according to baby formula lawsuits.
Who Qualifies to File a Baby Formula Lawsuit?
Parents who had a premature infant diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis after being fed Similac or Enfamil can file a baby formula lawsuit for potential compensation.
Your baby may have been fed Similac or Enfamil in the hospital. If you are unsure, our lawyers may be able to help you find out. Make sure you provide the name of the hospital and the hospital’s location.
After your baby was discharged from the hospital, you may have fed your baby a Similac or Enfamil formula product. Lawyers encourage parents to keep any receipts, proof of purchase, packaging or boxes from the formula for evidence.
Is your premature baby suffering from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) after being fed Similac or Enfamil?
McCorvey Law, LLC is offering free consultations for anyone who had a premature baby that was diagnosed with Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) after being feed cow based Similac or cow based Enfamil. For more information please fill out the contact form above or call us directly at 1-888-291-2431.