Toxic Baby Formula
Premature babies often need extra nutrition to support their undeveloped bodies and offset their initial low birth weight. Many doctors will recommend using formula to parents, but recent evidence suggests that some brands of formula can cause infants to develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a potentially deadly digestive condition. To make matters worse, some of the manufacturers of baby formula—Abbott Laboratories, and Mead Johnson & Company—never added a warning label to their product, causing more unsuspecting parents to put their children at risk.
Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their products prior to sale. As a result of their negligence, families all over have had to deal with losing their children to what they thought was a safe product.
If your child has developed NEC as a result of their baby formula, contact Pollock Cohen LLP today for a free, confidential consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for your infant’s injuries.
There is absolutely no cost or obligation, and you will never be charged anything if you choose to participate.
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As of now, multiple lawsuits have been filed by parents after their children developed necrotizing enterocolitis after using either Similac or Enfamil baby formula.
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a digestive disease that occurs primarily in premature infants and can cause inflammation of the intestinal lining, which can lead to serious infections. In such cases, the inflamed intestinal wall is eventually eroded away, which allows bacteria to enter the intestinal tract and jeopardize the health of the infant. The medical professional in charge of your infant’s care should monitor for the following symptoms:
- Swollen, red, or tender stomach
- Abdominal pressure
- Fluctuations in temperature
- Abnormal breathing
- Low blood pressure
Most infants survive the disease with serious, long-term injuries, but in more extreme cases infants may pass away.
According to the scientific study, both Similac and Enfamil products have been linked to NEC in premature babies.