ENFAMIL AND SIMILAC BABY FORMULA LAWSUITS
Premature babies who consume cow milk-based infant formula, sold under brand names such as Similac and Enfamil, may be at risk of developing Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), a severe digestive condition.
Research has shown that babies born prematurely who consume cow milk are at an increased risk of developing NEC, a bowel infection that can have life-altering, or life-threatening, consequences. In 2011, data collected by various hospitals nationwide confirmed that babies born prematurely were at less risk of developing NEC when given human donor breast milk rather than cow milk.
Manufacturers of Enfamil and Similac allegedly failed to properly warn parents and buyers of the increased risk of developing NEC – which is reportedly up to 3x higher for premature babies who were fed this infant formulacompared to babies who were not.
Don’t wait to reach out to a Cory Watson attorney – your child’s health may be at risk.
INFANTS DEVELOPING NEC FROM COW MILK BABY FORMULA
NEC is a rare condition that affects one in 2,000 to 4,000 infants. NEC causes a decreased supply of oxygen to vital organs, which can cause either partial or complete destruction of a baby’s bowel system.
Most babies who develop NEC were either born prematurely, weighed less than 5.5 pounds at birth, or were fed through a stomach tube.
If your infant consumed cow milk from one of the following brands and developed NEC, contact a Cory Watson attorneyto see if you have a case (keep in mind that if your child consumed cow milk from a brand not listed, youstillmay have a case):
- Similar Special Care 20
- Similac NeoSure
- Similac Special Care 24
- Similac Special Care 30
- Similac Special Care 24 – High Protein
- Similac Liquid Protein Fortifier
- Similac Pro-Sensitive
- Similac Human Milk Fortifier
- Similac Pro-Advance
- Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier
- Enfamil NeuroPro EnfaCare
- Enfamil 24 Cal
SYMPTOMS OF NEC
If you notice any of the following symptoms in an infant that has consumed cow milk baby formula, seek immediate medical attention:
- Inability to digest food
- Stomach bloating or swelling
- Stomach discoloration
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the stools or a change in bowel habits/movements
- Diarrhea, with change in the color and consistency of the stool
- Decreased activity (lethargy)
- Vomiting green or yellow liquid
- Inability to maintain consistent and normal temperature
- Instances of slowed heart rate or apnea, a temporary stop in breathing
- Low blood pressure
- Weak pulse
HEALTH IMPACTS OF NEC
Necrotizing Enterocolitis has serious and potentially fatal effects, including:
- Intestinal perforation
- Intestinal infection
- Abdominal infection
- Serious neurodevelopmental conditions
- Short bowel syndrome
- Growth failure
PURSUE LEGAL ACTION FOR YOUR CHILD
Your child may be eligible for financial compensation if he or she was born premature (at younger than 38 weeks), was fed Similac or Enfamil, and developed NEC. Our experienced team of attorneys can help your family pursue justice in a baby formula lawsuit.
At Cory Watson, our nationally recognized attorneys are actively investigating claims and working to secure the compensation you need. We will guide you through your legal options so you can focus on your child’s health and development.
Our qualified attorneys offer you a free case evaluation to determine if you are entitled to benefits for your specific case. Our personal injury law firm works on a contingency basis, meaning you pay nothing out of pocket unless we win your case.
ABOUT CORY WATSON ATTORNEYS
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