🍼Infant Formulas Enfamil and Similac Have Been Linked to a Life-Threatening Condition for Premature Babies or Preterm Infants

🍼Infant Formulas Enfamil and Similac Have Been Linked to a Life-Threatening Condition for Premature Babies or Preterm Infants

Cow’s milk-based baby formula and milk fortifier products (like Enfamil™ and Similac®) are more likely to develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a serious potentially fatal gastrointestinal illness that is seen mostly in premature babies and low-birth-weight babies.

Was your baby born prematurely?
Were they fed Enfamil, Similac, or another formula made out of cow’s milk while in the NICU?
Was your baby diagnosed with the bowel disease Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and the devastating complications of NEC?

You may be able to file an NEC baby formula lawsuit to get justice for your family.

Historically NEC affects 1 in 2,000 to 4,000 premature babies. Although rare in normal-weight births, NEC occurs in nearly 10% of premature infants.

Studies were conducted on certain brands of baby formula and it was found that they were toxic to premature babies, leading to the development of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and other complications.

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), the most common gastrointestinal emergency in premature infants, occurs when the wall of the intestine is invaded by bacteria, leading to infection and inflammation that can ultimately destroy the wall of the bowels. This condition's predisposing factors are prematurity, formula feeding, and sepsis.

The infection that develops as a result of NEC often requires surgery that can lead to further gastrointestinal diagnoses or injuries.
While not all baby formula products carry a risk of digestive disease, some cow milk-based products made by Enfamil™ and Similac® do pose a risk to a child’s health.

Filing a Claim Has Zero Risks Involved

Two of the most prominent baby formula producers in the United States – Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company – have had NEC lawsuits filed against them. Anyone who believes they may have been affected by these products can be entitled to compensation.

Infant Formula Lawsuits
Parents of premature infants have filed lawsuits against Mead Johnson and Abbott Laboratories. In 2015, a federal jury in Philadelphia awarded $12 million to Robert Coyle. He developed NEC after being fed cow's milk-based baby formula with the Similac human milk fortifier while still in the hospital.

The average verdict or settlement amount in the seven most recent malpractice lawsuits our lawyer found for NEC in premature infants was around $3.5 million.

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