Premature babies often need extra nutrition to support their undeveloped bodies and offset their low birth weight. Many doctors will recommend that parents use formula to remedy this, but recent evidence suggests that some brands of formula can cause infants to develop necrotizing enterocolitis, 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 of their product, leading more unsuspecting parents to put their children at risk.
Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company have a responsibility to ensure their product’s safety before selling them to consumers. As a result of their negligence, families all over have had to deal with losing their children to what was supposed to be a safe product.
If your child has developed NEC as a result of their baby formula, Nooney, Roberts, Hewett & Nowicki will fight on your behalf to hold those responsible accountable. Call (904) 398-1992 or fill out our contact form now for a free consultation.
Multiple lawsuits have been filed to date by parents whose 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 it can cause inflammation of the intestinal lining, which can lead to serious infections. When that happens, 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 Diarrhea 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.
If you or a loved one has had an infant experience necrotizing enterocolitis after consuming baby formula, contact us today. Call (904) 398-1992 or fill out our contact form now for a free consultation.