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.
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.
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.