After being fed baby formula, if your precious baby developed a horrendous disease called Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), you might qualify for compensation. Recently, studies show that certain baby formula products have a higher chance of causing NEC in premature infants. Enfamil and Similac are two brands that have failed to warn parents of the dangers associated with using their products. If your baby has developed NEC after being fed Enfamil or Similac products, you may be able to receive compensation.
NEC is a terrible disease that attacks the intestines. The condition causes infections and inflammations in the intestine, causing the intestinal tissue to die. In some cases, a hole can form in the infant’s intestine, and intestinal bacteria can leak into the abdominal area or bloodstream, causing a possibly fatal infection. Some premature infants suffer from mild symptoms, and some suffer life-threatening ones.
When your premature infant is developing, they typically need extra nutrition to help them grow. If the parent decides not to breastfeed the child, nurses may recommend using baby formula. While this seems like an easy decision to make, that may not be the case.
Trusting companies who make baby formulas and claim to be in the best interests of your infant seems easy to do. However, it isn’t that simple. Many companies have failed to warn consumers of the potential risks their products can have. For example, Similac and Enfamil manufacturers failed to warn parents and medical professionals that using their baby formula products can cause a higher risk of an infant developing NEC.
When manufacturers fail to warn consumers of potential risks their products can have, it becomes a problem. This issue arises because big companies spend millions researching and developing their products, and they typically find these dangers during this process. Therefore, it makes sense why we require companies to warn consumers of the dangers their products could have in America.
If the product you or your loved one consumed causes you harm, and the manufacturer failed to warn you, you could file a civil lawsuit against the company. It becomes increasingly more of an issue when the manufacturer knows of the risks but chooses to hide them to protect their reputation or to gain profit.
If your premature infant developed NEC after being given Enfamil or Similac baby formula products, contact the law firm of Carabin Shaw at (800-862-1260). We understand how complicated and stressful this time can be for you and the loved ones surrounding you. Our attorneys strive to help you navigate the legal complexities surrounding cases like these and are here to make it as simple as possible for you. To ensure you get the total compensation you deserve for any injuries you or a loved one has suffered, we diligently work day and night. Our experienced and dedicated product liability lawyers have given those affected by these matters high-quality legal representation for close to thirty years. Get in touch with our office for a confidential and free consultation at 800-862-1260. We won’t bill you for our services unless we can recover compensation on your behalf.