Baby Formula Lawsuits / NEC Lawsuit Compensation

Were you or your child a premature birth baby who suffered Necrotizing Enterocolitis or NEC? The cause may have been due to your baby having been fed cow milk based formulas. NEC is a serious disease that develops when the tissue in the large intestine becomes injured or inflamed. In the case of premature born babies, the cause is most often from having been fed cow milk based formulas. If immediate treatment is not provided, it could put the baby’s life in danger.

Manufacturers of cow milk based formulas marketed their products as safe to doctors and to families with premature babies and failed to warn these families or doctors about the potentially deadly NEC risks to premature babies that are associated with cow milk based baby formulas. If you or your child suffered from NEC after being fed formula made from cow’s milk, act now by filling out the form on this page to find out if you may qualify to file a claim for potentially significant compensation. The costs of dealing NEC can be overwhelming for a family, both emotionally and financially and if families who have dealt with this deserve compensation.

Premature Baby NEC Lawsuit Baby Formula

What is Necrotizing Enterocolitis or NEC?

Necrotizing Enterocolitis or NEC for short is a serious disease that develops when the tissue in the large intestine becomes injured or inflamed.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis or NEC for short, is a serious gastrointestinal problem that mostly affects premature babies. The condition inflames intestinal tissue, causing it to die.

A hole (perforation) may form in your baby’s intestine. Bacteria can leak into the abdomen (belly) or bloodstream through the hole. NEC usually develops within two to six weeks after birth.

In some infants, NEC is mild. Others experience severe, life-threatening symptoms. You pronounce the condition nek-ruh-TIZE-ing en-ter-o-ko-LIE-tis.

While NEC can develop in all newborns, up to 80 percent of NEC cases involve premature babies. According to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, NEC affects between one and five percent of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admissions.

Who might get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Nearly all babies — 9 out of 10 — who get NEC are born early. The condition mostly affects babies:

  • Born before the 37th week of pregnancy (premature babies).
  • Fed through a tube in the stomach (enteral nutrition).
  • Weighing less than 5 1/2 pounds at birth.
  • Multiple scientific studies have found cow’s milk baby formulas like Similac and Enfamil increase severe intestinal damage in premature babies known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

“The costs of dealing with conditions like NEC can be overwhelming for a family, both emotionally and financially.”

Similac Products Linked to NEC in Premature Infants

The following Similac premature infant formula products made by Abbott Laboratorie have been linked to NEC in premature born babies:

  • Similac
  • Similac Special Care
  • Similac Human Milk Fortifier
  • Similac NeoSure
  • Similac Alimentum
  • Similac Alimentum Expert Care<
  • Similac Human Milk Fortifier Concentrated Liquid
  • Similac Human Milk Fortifier Hydrolyzed Protein Concentrated Liquid
  • Similac Human Milk Fortifier Powder
  • Similac Liquid Protein Fortifier
  • Similac Special Care 20
  • Similac Special Care 24
  • Similac Special Care 24 High Protein
  • Similac Special Care 30

Enfamil Products Linked to NEC in Preemie Babies

Mead Johnson & Company, LLC and/or Mead Johnson Nutrition Company manufactures, designs, formulates, prepares, tests, provides instructions, markets, labels, packages, places into the stream of commerce in all fifty states, and sells premature infant formula products including Enfamil.

The various premature infant formula products made by Mead include the following:

  • Enfamil
  • Enfacare Powder
  • Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Liquid High Protein
  • Enfamil Milk Fortifier Liquid Standard Protein
  • Enfamil NeuroPro Enfacare
  • Enfamil Premature 20 Cal
  • Enfamil Premature 24 Cal
  • Enfamil Premature 24 Cal/fl oz HP
  • Enfamil Premature 30 Cal
  • Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Acidified Liquid
  • Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Powder
  • Enfamil 24 and DHA & ARA Supplement

Do I Qualify for a Baby Formula NEC Lawsuit?

If your premature born baby was fed cow-milk-based baby formula in the hospital or at home, or the hospital gave you a cow milk based baby formula product to take home, and your child was diagnosed with digestive health issues such as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), you may be eligible to file a claim. Our attorneys are available to review your case and determine whether you qualify to file a claim. Please complete the form on this page if you would like the attorney to get in touch with you regarding your potential claim.

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