Toxic Infant Formula
Lawsuits have been filed regarding toxic infant formulas that have been linked to newborns developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
Infant Formula Lawsuits
As a parent, you put extensive thought and care into every decision you make for your baby. If you decide to formula feed, you’re putting your trust in infant formula companies to provide a product that is both safe and nourishing for each and every baby.
To then discover that product may actually be toxic when fed to infants, especially those born prematurely, is not only devastating, but unacceptable.
If your newborn suffered or died from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) after using Similac or Enfamil infant formula, contact us today. Let us help you fight for the justice you and your family deserve.
Baby Formula Lawsuit Facts
- Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)
- Death from NEC complications
- Mead Johnson
- Abbott Laboratories
- Initial stages of litigation
What You Need to Know About Infant Formula
Abbott Laboratories, makers of Similac, and Mead Johnson & Company, LLC, makers of Enfamil, face an ever-growing number of lawsuits filed by distraught parents whose premature newborns suffered or died after using the companies’ cow’s milk-based infant formulas.
Both manufacturers knew their cow’s milk-based formulas were capable of causing premature infants to develop necrotizing enterocolitis, a deadly intestinal disease. Still, they continued mass-marketing and selling the potentially harmful formulas without informing parents about their life-threatening side effects, making no mention of the dangers on their products’ warning labels or any other means.
What Formulas Are Included In The Lawsuit?
Similac Special Care
Similac Human Milk Fortifier
Similac Alimentum Expert Care
Similac Human Milk Fortifier Concentrated Liquid
Similac Human Milk Fortifier Hydrolyzed Protein Concentrated Liquid
Similac Human Milk Fortifier Powder
Similac Liquid Protein Fortifier
Similac Special Care 20
Similac Special Care 24
Similac Special Care 24 High Protein
Similac Special Care 30
Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Liquid High Protein
Enfamil Milk Fortifier Liquid Standard Protein
Enfamil NeuroPro Enfacare
Enfamil Premature 20 Cal
Enfamil Premature 24 Cal
Enfamil Premature 24 Cal/fl oz HP
Enfamil Premature 30 Cal
Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Acidified Liquid
Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier Powder
Enfamil 24 and DHA & ARA Supplement
Was Your Baby Diagnosed with NEC After Being Fed One of These Formulas?
You deserve the opportunity to seek justice for your baby and hold these manufacturers accountable.
Do You Qualify?
Parents whose premature infant was diagnosed with NEC after being fed any of the Similac or Enfamil formulas included in this lawsuit at home or while in the hospital may be entitled to significant compensation.
While we know there is no amount of money that could even begin to make up for the devastation of losing your baby or watching them endure from a life-threatening condition, you deserve to seek justice for your family, and these companies deserve to be held accountable for the suffering they’ve caused.
To learn more about whether or not you qualify for an infant formula lawsuit, get in touch with our team today.
Infant Formula Lawsuit FAQs
Have Similac and Enfamil Formulas Been Recalled?
In regard to their connection with NEC, no, Enfamil and Similac have not been recalled.
In early 2022, Abbott Nutrition did voluntarily recall a few lots of their formulas manufactured in their Sturgis, MI, after four babies suffered Cronobacter sakazakii infections and one baby became infected with Salmonella Newport. Two of the babies died, and the FDA and Abbott are still investigating.
Currently, The FDA is advising consumers to not use Similac, Alimentum, or EleCare powdered infant formulas if:
- The first two digits of the code on the container are 22 through 37
- The code contains K8, SH or Z2
- The expiration date is April 1, 2022 or later
Can NEC Affect Babies Born at Full Term?
While NEC most commonly affects babies born prematurely, yes, full-term infants can still be diagnosed with NEC. It’s rare for babies born at weights above three or four pounds to develop NEC, but it’s still a possibility.
What Are The Symptoms of NEC?
Symptoms of NEC include metabolic acidosis, abdominal distention, feeding intolerance, feeding residuals, jaundice, green fluid in the abdominal wall, lethargy, decreased bowel sounds, an increase or decrease in stools, trouble breathing, acidosis, and bradycardia (slow heart rate).
NEC is progressive so identifying symptoms for prompt treatment is critical. With prompt diagnosis and treatment, most babies with NEC do well and have a normal life expectancy without complications.
NEC is initially diagnosed based on clinical observation of symptoms by a pediatrician. If your baby has presented these symptoms after being fed one of the Enfamil or Similac formulas linked to NEC, it’s time to get in touch with an attorney who can help you seek justice for your baby.
Is There a Class Action Lawsuit for Infant Formula and NEC?
As of April 11, 2022, there is an NEC baby formula class action lawsuit in federal court. The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued a transfer order that consolidates all pending NEC infant formula lawsuits into a new mass tort MDL (multidistrict litigation),
What Happens Next?
The first step is to fill out our form or call us to see if you may qualify.
If you qualify, the next step is to sign up with one of our participating law firms, and a case review specialist will contact you for more information. They will handle everything from there – including gathering documentation, filing paperwork, and working to help you get the justice you deserve.
How Much Will A Lawsuit Cost Me?
Our partnering law firms work on a contingency fee basis. This means they are paid from the settlement or verdict amount, not from your pocket.
There are absolutely no upfront or out-of-pocket payments, and they don’t get paid unless you get paid.
Just fill out our form at the bottom of this page with a few details about your case and a case specialist will be in touch with you.
Your Case Review Is Free
You don’t pay a penny unless you win your case.
About White Heart Legal
If your premature newborn suffered or died from NEC after using toxic infant formula, we want to help. Our participating law firms will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. You don’t owe a dime if they don’t win your case. Time is of the essence though. The sooner you call us, the better your chances are of getting the maximum payout. Get your free, one-on-one consultation today.
Contact Us Today To See If You Qualify
If your baby suffered or died from NEC, you deserve justice, and we may be able to help.
Or, give us a call at 866-818-4973