In premature infants, NEC is a potentially fatal gastrointestinal illness. It affects 1 in 1,000 premature babies. The condition inflames intestinal tissue, causing the tissue to die. A hole may form in the baby’s intestine. This hole can lead to bacteria leaking into the baby’s bloodstream or abdomen. In the most serious cases, organ failure and death result from NEC. Medical research recently linked NEC to cow milk-based infant formulas, such as Similac and Enfamil. This was significant considering that many pediatricians recommend such formulas to premature and underweight infants in order to help their bodies grow properly.
Sadly, the manufacturers of these baby formulas, Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson, were aware of this danger and failed to warn consumers and doctors about the risk of their products for premature infants. These manufacturers allegedly knew of this serious risk to premature infants for many years.
These manufacturers owed a legal duty to ensure the safety and efficacy of their products. They also owed a duty to inform consumers and doctors of the risks associated with their formulas. As a result of their breaches of these duties, several parents and families must now deal with the illnesses or loss of their children.
Our lawyers here at De Castroverde Law Group are now handling Similac and Enfamil infant formula lawsuits for families whose premature babies suffered or died from NEC after taking one of these formulas. If your premature baby was diagnosed with NEC after being given Similac or Enfamil formula, De Castroverde Law Group may be able to help you bring a product liability lawsuit against the formula company and receive financial compensation for your loss.
De Castroverde Law Group is currently accepting new preemie baby formula cases and seeking to represent families who have suffered as a result of this infant formula. You can call our attorneys today at 702-222-9999. Time may be limited to bring an NEC lawsuit. Do not let these companies avoid justice by hiding behind the statute of limitations. Call our attorneys right now.