Toxic NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit
Baby formula is a commonly used everyday product for babies. Many doctors will recommend using the formula to parents. In particular, doctors tend to recommend the use of the baby formula for babies born prematurely and need the extra nutrition to support their undeveloped bodies. However, recent evidence suggests that some brands of formula can cause infants to develop necrotizing enterocolitis, a potentially deadly digestive condition. In addition, manufacturers of baby formula, such as Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company, never added a warning label on their product, ultimately putting more parents and children at risk.
Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company have a duty to ensure the safety of their products prior to sale. Their negligence has caused families all over to lose their children to what they thought was a safe product.
What Baby Formula Products Can Cause NEC?
According to research, Enfamil and Similac products have been linked to NEC in premature babies.
Have Lawsuits Been Filed Against Baby Formula Manufacturers?
Multiple lawsuits have been filed by parents following the development of necrotizing enterocolitis in their children following use of Similac or Enfamil baby formula.
What Is Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)?
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a digestive disease. It occurs primarily in premature infants and can cause inflammation of the intestinal lining, which can lead to serious infections. The inflammation eventually erodes the intestinal wall away, allowing bacteria to enter and endanger the health of the infant.
The following symptoms should be carefully monitored by your infant’s medical caregiver:
- Low blood pressure
- Red, swollen or tender stomach
- Abnormal or irregular breathing
- Fluctuations in temperature
- Abdominal pain, discomfort or pressure
Most infants survive the disease with serious, long-term injuries, but in more extreme cases infants may pass away.
For your free consultation to see if you or a loved one may have a claim based on the use of toxic baby formula, contact Dubo Law today at (443) 275-6345.
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