Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Linked to Use of Baby Formula – Lawsuits underway
Was your preemie diagnosed with the life-threatening condition, NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis)?
Baby Formula Lawsuits for Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
Baby formula made from ‘Bovine’ based products makes premature babies 6-10 times more likely to develop NEC than babies given breast or human milk. Formula is often given to preemies in the NICU or hospital, which can result in this condition/diagnosis. The manufacturers of these baby formulas are the defendants in lawsuits brought forward to compensate infants and their families affected.
If this situation applies to you, protect your rights and seek compensation for your baby’s death or suffering caused by NEC. Even if the event occurred years ago, you may still be entitled to legal remedies.
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The cost of dealing with NEC can be emotionally and financially devastating. VanDerGinst Law is seeking to hold manufacturers accountable for their failure to warn medical providers and parents their products could significantly increase the risk of NEC and death among premature infants. If your child suffered from NEC, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering of your child and your family.
VanDerGinst Law can help you. Our firm has the experience & knowledge to take on these big corporations. You will find our attorneys and staff both compassionate and qualified. Contact us today for a no obligation, FREE consultation. There is never an attorney fee on these cases unless we obtain compensation for you and/or your child.
Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Linked to Use of Baby Formula
Manufacturing giants of baby formula, such as Abbott and Mead Johnson, have known or should have known that their products could cause NEC. Yet, they failed to warn doctors and the public of the potentially deadly risks associated with their baby formula(s). There have been several scientific studies that have found a link between baby formula and an increased risk of NEC. Evidence suggests that brands such as Similac and Enfamil may cause premature infants to develop this serious gastrointestinal disease. Studies have shown the risk of premature babies developing Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) is substantially heightened when fed cow’s milk-based formulas (like Similac and Enfamil). However, the manufactures failed to warn of the association of these life-threatening side effects, causing hospitals, medical providers and parents of premature infants to give children these formula or fortifier products with no knowledge of the risk associated with them.
What Exactly is Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)?
NEC is a serious gastrointestinal disease that can cause intestinal tissue to die, or may create a hole (perforation) in the intestine. This may cause serious abdominal infections resulting in lifelong complications and even death.
Symptoms of NEC include:
- Abnormal breathing
- Lack of weight gain
- Abdominal swelling
- Loss of appetite
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal swelling
- Change in heart rate or blood pressure
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