Similac And Enfamil: Infant Formula Lawsuits
Jed Dietrich, Esq. and His Brilliant Team of Attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Employ Hard-Hitting Litigation Strategies to Obtain the Maximum Compensation for Babies Who Have Suffered from Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) After Consuming Similac or Enfamil Infant Formulas in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York; Throughout New York State and Beyond.
Many parents have begun filing lawsuits against Similac manufacturer Abbott Laboratories and Enfamil manufacturer Mead Johnson because their baby formulas have caused infants to develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). Every newborn is in an extremely delicate stage and requires special care, especially when born prematurely. Necrotizing enterocolitis is a severe gastrointestinal problem that predominantly impacts premature infants. Holes can form in the baby’s intestine, causing bacteria to flow into the bloodstream or abdomen. The condition typically develops within 2 to 6 weeks after birth and can cause inflammation acute enough to kill intestinal tissues.
According to several recent scientific studies, early-term infants have a higher risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis when nursed with cow milk-based formulas from Similac and Enfamil. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all premature babies should be nursed with their mother’s breast milk. If their mother’s milk is unavailable, the baby should be fed with pasteurized milk from a human donor. Approximately 480,000 preterm babies are born throughout the United States every year, and of those, roughly 9,000 of them suffer from necrotizing enterocolitis. While necrotizing enterocolitis is relatively mild in some infants, others suffer severe, life-threatening symptoms. Unfortunately, the condition can cause life-long digestive tract problems, require surgical intervention, and even be fatal for some infants.
If your premature baby has suffered any health problems after being fed Similac or Enfamil, it is crucial to contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. as soon as possible. Insurance companies and negligent manufacturers have paid over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s clients, for their injuries and resulting damages. Please contact our amazing team now for your free, no-obligation case evaluation and consultation. We are available twenty-four-seven by calling (716) 839-3939 or by submitting the online consultation form.Common Symptoms of Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a common problem among infants in newborn intensive care units (NICUs). Although doctors do not know exactly what causes the condition, premature babies have weaker immune systems. The immune system is responsible for detecting and fighting off infections. When infants develop intestinal infections, their digestive systems have a difficult time combating them. Blood carrying oxygen also has more trouble reaching the baby’s intestines. Diminished blood circulation can damage intestinal tissue making it difficult for it to hold waste. Symptoms can gradually come over several days or appear abruptly in infants who otherwise seem to be in good health. The most common signs and symptoms of a baby suffering from necrotizing enterocolitis include:
- Abdominal pain;
- Swollen or red stomach;
- Low blood pressure and slowed heart rate;
- Sudden changes to body temperature;
- Pauses in breathing;
- Yellow or green vomit;
- Diarrhea with dark or bloody stool;
- Refusing to eat;
- Food remaining in the stomach longer than normal;
- Lack of weight gain; and
- Lethargy or being less active.
Symptoms of necrotizing enterocolitis vary significantly from infant to infant and may be similar to those caused by other digestive issues.
DID YOUR INFANT DEVELOP NECROTIZING ENTEROCOLITIS AFTER CONSUMING SIMILAC OR ENFAMIL BABY FORMULAS IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER, OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?
CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK BABY FORMULA INJURY LAWYERS AT (716) 839-3939 NOW TO GET THE HELP THAT YOUR BABY NEEDS!
At Dietrich Law Firm P.C., our Buffalo, New York product liability lawyers are investigating cases involving premature babies who developed necrotizing enterocolitis after being fed Enfamil or Similac cow milk-based formulas. Our law firm has successfully litigated throughout New York on other pharmaceutical and product liability cases. Companies like Mead Johnson and Abbott Laboratories have profited massively from concealing the truth from doctors and parents for far too long. Putting profit margins over consumers’ safety has cost tens of thousands of newborns their future health and well-being as well as countless lives. We are dedicated to bringing the manufacturers to justice for failing to warn of the dangers to newborns from drinking cow milk-based formulas.
The following Enfamil cow milk-based were produced by Mead Johnson Nutrition:
- Enfamil NeoPro EnfaCare Infant Formula;
- Enfamil 24 Cal Infant Formula;
- Enfamil Premature Infant Formula 24 Cal High Protein;
- Enfamil Premature Infant Formula 24 Cal with Iron;
- Enfamil Premature Infant Formula 30 Cal with Iron;
- Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier; and
- Enfamil Premature Infant Formula 20 Cal with Iron.
The following Similac cow milk-based formulas were manufactured by Abbott Laboratories Inc.:
- Similac Special Care 20;
- Similac Special Care 24;
- Similac Special Care 24 High Protein;
- Similac Special Care 30;
- Similac Liquid Protein Fortifier;
- Similac Human Milk Fortifier;
- Similac Human Milk Fortifier Hydrolyzed Protein Concentrated Liquid;
- Similac NeoSure; and
- Similac Alimentum Expert Care.
If your premature child was fed Enfamil or Similac formula and has since been diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis, our compassionate attorneys would like to help. Our elite team of lawyers can evaluate your child’s case to determine whether or not they are eligible to pursue a claim. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his seasoned team is passionately committed to obtaining the maximum compensation for your child’s cow milk-based formula-related injuries. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s select team would be honored to help you get through this difficult time. For more information on necrotizing enterocolitis, kindly contact our highly-qualified litigators today at (716) 839-3939 or by completing the online consultation form.
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