NEC, Enfamil & Similac Attorneys
Enfamil & Similac Lawsuits
Enfamil and Similac are two of the largest baby formula brands in the United States. These formulas are based in cow milk, which studies have found to increase the risk of premature infants developing Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). NEC is a serious gastrointestinal disease that primarily affects premature and/or medically fragile infants. This disease can have consequences ranging from lifelong health complications to death. It’s terrifying for a parent to have such popular brands put their child’s life at risk.
If your child has developed NEC or gastrointestinal problems after being fed Enfamil or Similac, please contact Oliver Law Group PC today for a free case evaluation. The lawsuits pending against Mead Johnson and Abbot Laboratories (the manufacturers of Enfamil and Similac respectively) are based on two criteria:
1. Link to Disease
Multiple studies have linked cow milk-based formulas to higher risk of NEC among premature infants. These studies go as far back as 1990. Moreover, NEC has the potential to be a highly severe illness. In some cases, Infants diagnosed with NEC must be intubated or even have surgery to remove dead intestinal tissue. Those that go on to live may have lifelong digestive problems, among other health issues.
2. No Warnings Given
Despite all the currently existing research indicating a link between these baby formula substitutes and NEC, Mead Johnson and Abbot Laboratories are alleged to have failed to disclose this risk in any sort of warning labels or marketing for their products. In doing so they may have put countless children at risk as parents and care providers fed children these formulas, believing them to be perfectly safe.
Can I File a Lawsuit?
If your child was born prematurely or with a low birth weight, diagnosed with NEC or gastrointestinal problems, and was fed a cow milk-based formula or milk fortifier made by Enfamil or Similac, then you may have a valid legal claim against Mead Johnson and/or Abbot Laboratories. Contact our law firm right away for a free consultation. We can determine if you have a viable claim, assist with acquiring your medical records and determining what your next step is.
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