Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) After Using Baby Formula
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Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) may be Linked to Baby Formula. Get Your Free Claim Analysis Now!
If your child developed Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) after consuming bottle formula or fortifier, you qualify for financial compensation. Finding out if you are eligible for a financial settlement is easy and free. Contact us today at (407) 513-9515.
Premature babies often need extra nutrition to support their undeveloped bodies and offset their initial low birth weight. Many doctors will recommend using formula to the parents, but recent evidence suggests that some brands of formula can cause infants to develop necrotizing enterocolitis, a potentially deadly digestive condition. To make matters worse, some of the manufacturers of baby formula, Abbott Laboratories, and Mead Johnson & Company, never added a warning label of their product, causing more unsuspecting parents to put their children at risk.
Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their products prior to sale. As a result of their negligence, families all over have had to deal with losing their children to what they thought was a safe product.
If your child has developed NEC as a result of their baby formula, Jeremiah Jaspon at The Jaspon Firm will fight on your behalf to hold those responsible accountable. Contact us today at (407) 513-9515
Have Lawsuits Been Filed Against Baby Formula Manufacturers?
As of now, multiple lawsuits have been filed by parents after their children developed necrotizing enterocolitis after using either Similac or Enfamil baby formula.
What Is Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)?
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a digestive disease that occurs primarily in premature infants and can cause inflammation of the intestinal lining, which can lead to serious infections. In such cases, the inflamed intestinal wall is eventually eroded away, which allows bacteria to enter the intestinal tract and jeopardize the health of the infant.
Your infant should be closely monitored by your medical care professionals for the following symptoms:
- Swollen, red, or tender stomach
- Abdominal pressure or distension
- Inconsistent Feeding
- Slow heart rate
- Fluctuations in temperature
- Abnormal breathing
- Low blood pressure or Hypotension
Most infants survive the disease with serious, long-term injuries, but in more extreme cases infants may pass away.
What Baby Formula Products Can Cause NEC?
According to the scientific study, both Similac and Enfamil products have been linked to NEC in premature babies.