Necrotizing Enterocolitis is a condition that causes intestinal tissue to die, and it can also cause a hole in the intestine. Premature babies are at risk for necrotizing enterocolitis. The condition causes Bacteria can leak through this hole, causing severe abdominal infections. Switching to IV feedings can help. Some infants need surgery to remove the damaged intestine.
Every year, 380,000 babies—nearly 1 in 10 babies overall—are born prematurely in the United States, and s many as 10% of these premature infants will develop Necrotizing Enterocolitis. In addition, manufacturers of a specific baby formula containing cow’s milk face lawsuits due to improperly labeling their products with certain precautions for some parents, thus putting their children at risk.
Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company, makers of Similac and Enfamil, have a responsibility to ensure the safety of their products before sale. Unfortunately, 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 digestive health issues and while at the hospital, your newborn child was fed cow-milk-based baby formula, or you were given unsafe baby formula to take home, you could be eligible to join this lawsuit.
Our firm will continue to monitor this situation. Please feel free to contact us with any issues or concerns you may have.