Baby Formula Lawsuits
Our law firm is currently evaluating claims for injuries to premature and low birth weight newborns after milk based infant formula by Similac and Enfamil have been reported to cause gastrointestinal disorder known as (NEC) necrotizing enterocolitis. The manufacturer of these baby formulas has included no warnings of the dangers of NEC. Hospitals and Neonatal Intensive Care Units use these milk based infant formulas or supplement along with breastfeeding. If your premature or low birth weight newborn has been diagnosed with gastrointestinal disorder known as (NEC) necrotizing enterocolitis after using these formulas, please contact our law firm today as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Learn about NEC
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a condition where the intestinal tissues begin to die and holes in the intestine begin to develop. This leads to bacteria leaking into the infant’s abdomen. These serious health risk can lead to death of the infant or often require surgery to repair the damage to the baby’s intestines. Symptoms of NEC include:
- Diarrhea with bloody stool
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal swelling
- Change in heart rate
- Lack of weight gain
- Loss of appetite
Recent studies have concluded from clinical trials from an independent health research organization, that while infants given these milk-based formulas were able to increase weight, analysis shows that feeding infants with these formulas doubles the risk of developing (NEC) Necrotizing enterocolitis leading to serious health issues or death. These were the conclusions after 12 completed clinical trials with 1871 babies included in the analysis.
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