Necrotizing Enterocolitis Baby Formula Lawsuit
Babies who were born prematurely or underweight need supplemental nutrients to survive. This supplemental nutrition commonly comes in the form of milk fortifiers and baby formulas such as Similac and Enfamil. Shockingly, in some cases these cow’s milk-based nutrients can lead to a severe condition in infants called necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NEC causes a baby’s intestinal tissue to die, creating holes where its bacteria can leak into the child’s abdomen and lead to a host of serious issues.
The labels of Similac, Enfamil, and other milk fortifiers carry no warnings that premature or underweight babies have a risk of developing NEC from consuming the product. This has led to many hospitals feeding NICU babies this potentially harmful food, completely unaware of the dangers it may pose.
Many parents whose children have suffered from NEC would probably have avoided Similac and Enfamil if such a warning had been on the products’ labels. If your child developed NEC after being given a formula in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, you may be able to hold the product’s manufacturer accountable for the suffering it has caused your child. Take the quiz on this page to instantly find out if you qualify.