If your premature baby was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) after receiving Enfamil or Similac infant formula, you may be eligible to file a necrotizing enterocolitis lawsuit against the manufacturing company.
At Frost Law Firm, PC, our attorneys are currently helping clients bring lawsuits against the companies that withheld information about the risks of their products to premature infants.
After reading about the types of infant formula that cause necrotizing enterocolitis, please reach out to Frost Law Firm, PC to discuss your case with a member of our legal team. There are legal options for families who received an NEC diagnosis after their child was fed one of the types of infant formula that cause necrotizing enterocolitis.
What Causes Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)?
There are many causes of necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe and potentially fatal gastrointestinal infection most commonly seen in low-birthweight babies. The cause of NEC is not always known, but decades of research has established a strong link between cow’s milk formulas like the ones listed below and the development of NEC in premature infants.
While these baby formulas do not directly cause NEC, they put infants at a substantially higher risk of developing the condition. One study determined that infants fed bovine milk-based formulas faced a 362% higher risk of developing NEC compared to infants fed human breastmilk. Most newborns suffering from NEC will begin to exhibit symptoms within the first few days or weeks following birth.
Which Baby Formulas Have Been Linked To Necrotizing Enterocolitis?
The baby formulas associated with NEC development were manufactured by Mead Johnson (the maker of Enfamil) and Abbott Laboratories (the manufacturer of Similac).
The following types of infant formula have been linked to necrotizing enterocolitis:
Enfamil Infant Formulas and Human Milk Fortifiers (Mead Johnson)
- Enfamil NeuroPro EnfaCare Infant Formula
- Enfamil Premature Infant Formula 24 Cal High Protein
- Enfamil Premature Infant Formula 24 Cal with Iron
- Enfamil Premature Infant Formula 30 Cal with Iron
- Enfamil Premature Infant Formula 20 Cal with Iron
- Enfamil 24 Cal Infant Formula
- Enfamil DHA & ARA Supplement
- Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Powder
- Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Acidified Liquid
- Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Liquid High Protein
- Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Liquid Standard Protein
Similac Infant Formulas and Human Milk Fortifiers (Abbott Laboratories)
- Similac NeoSure Formula
- Similac Special Care 20
- Similac Special Care 24
- Similac Special Care 24 High Protein
- Similac Special Care 30
- Similac Alimentum
- Similac Alimentum Expert Care
- Similac Liquid Protein Fortifier
- Similac Human Milk Fortifier Powder
- Similac Human Milk Fortifier Concentrated Liquid
- Similac Human Milk Fortifier Hydrolyzed Protein Concentrated Liquid
Who Qualifies To File an NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit?
Throughout the nation, parents of premature babies diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis are filing NEC baby formula lawsuits against the manufacturers of Similac and Enfamil formulas. These lawsuits are based on the claim that the manufacturing companies failed to warn that their cow’s milk-based products could cause premature babies to develop NEC, a life-threatening condition. Thousands of families have suffered through the severe illness or death of their newborn child.
Families who gave birth to a premature or low-birthweight infant who was fed a Similac or Enfamil product and subsequently developed necrotizing enterocolitis may be qualified to file an NEC baby formula lawsuit. Schedule a case evaluation with an experienced baby formula lawsuit attorney to learn if your family qualifies.
What Should I Do if My Child Was Diagnosed With NEC?
If you believe your family meets the qualifications for filing an NEC baby formula lawsuit, you should reach out to a trusted lawyer right away. Frost Law Firm, PC is currently seeking families who have suffered. It’s best to act quickly. Time is limited, and taking legal action too late will prevent you from securing justice and the compensation to which you are legally entitled.
If your premature newborn baby was diagnosed with NEC after being fed Enfamil or Similac products, your family may be eligible to receive financial compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Surgery and post-operative care
- Lost family income
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death damages, including funeral and burial expenses
- Incidental costs such as transportation, travel costs, child care, and other living expenses
Contact our law firm today to learn more about your legal options following a necrotizing enterocolitis diagnosis. Our first step will be to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. This will be an opportunity for us to assess your situation and determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit. There is never a fee or obligation to work with our law office. If you decide one of our attorneys is the right person to represent you, we will move forward immediately toward securing compensation for the losses your family has suffered.