About the Investigation:
About the NEC Lawsuits
Enfamil and Similac are two of the most popular formulas used by parents of infants. These brands of formula are also used by hospitals to feed babies in the NICU, which gives the impression that the formulas are perfectly safe. Research has actually shown the opposite. Parents have been filing lawsuits against the two makers of these formulas, Abbott Laboratories which makes Similac and Mead Johnson which makes Enfamil. They allege that these companies knew or should have known that their cow’s milk based formulas were not only unsafe for premature babies, but potentially dangerous.
In spite of this, these formulas are still routinely used by hospitals in NICUs to feed premature babies. Many of these babies then develop Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) which is severe intestinal inflammation that can lead to serious complications including pain, vomiting, diarrhea, failure to thrive, emergency surgery and even death.
A Hidden Danger
Parents are saying that Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson knew of the danger of the cow’s milk formula raising the likelihood of premature babies developing NEC and marketed it to parents and hospitals anyway. These formulas have not been recalled for causing NEC, and in fact they are still used regularly in NICUs throughout the country.
Do You Qualify to File an NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit?
If your baby developed NEC, sepsis or a bacterial infection in the NICU after having been fed Similac or Enfamil formula, fill out the form on this page to have an attorney evaluate your case at no cost to you. There are statutes of limitations in which to file a lawsuit which differ by state and type of case. These statues place time limits on how long you have to file a case after the harm or incident occurs.
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