NEC Baby Formula Lawsuits
Schuylkill Lawyers Filing Against Similac & Enfamil
The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. in Schuylkill is currently hearing from parents who have babies that suffered severe health consequences due to drinking Similac or Enfamil baby formula. The companies have used unsafe cow milk-based formula in their products, even though it should have reasonably known that it could be hazardous to newborns. If your child’s illness can be tied to the formula they drank, then you might have a valid claim – and we can help. We are also investigating cases from parents who lost a newborn to NEC after drinking unsafe baby formula.
Call (888) 268-0023 to speak with our attorneys today.
Why is Similac Dangerous?
The Similac and Enfamil formulas are based on cow milk, not human breast milk. When ingesting cow milk and cow milk-based formula, infants can suffer necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). This gastrointestinal bacterial infection most commonly affects premature and underweight babies. It is characterized by necrosis or tissue decay in the intestines, which can cause death even when treated quickly.
Babies who survive NEC can still be permanently impacted by it. Approximately 33% of babies who survive NEC will have severe developmental issues.
How is NEC Treated?
Treating NEC is risky. Antibiotics can help curb the infection and prevent permanent damage. However, by the time NEC is diagnosable in most cases, the baby’s intestines have already been badly damaged, and surgery will be required. It could cost tens of thousands of dollars or more to treat a child with NEC.
Possible Compensation Owed to Parents
If your baby drank Similac or Enfamil formula and later suffered from NEC, then you should save all medical records regarding their diagnosis and care. You could have a chance to bring a claim against these baby formula makers and their parent companies, which include Mead Johnson & Company. The more evidence you have, the stronger your lawsuit, and the better chance you will have at getting all the compensation you are owed.
Parents of babies who were harmed by Similac’s cow milk-based formula can sue for:
- Past and future medical treatment costs for their child
- Child’s past and future pain and suffering
- Parent’s emotional suffering at the sight of their child in pain
- Loss of a family member if the child passed away
It might also be possible to sue for punitive damages, which are approved by a court to penalize a defendant for egregious, reckless, or widespread wrongdoing. Lastly, you might have an NEC lawsuit that should be pursued individually, but you also might be able to join a class action lawsuit if one forms. Based on the result of our investigation into your case, our attorneys can help you decide the best way forward to get the compensation and sense of justice you and your family deserve.
We Fight for Children & Parents Alike
It would be our honor for us to help you and your child, who suffered due to drinking Similac or Enfamil baby formula. Our Schuylkill NEC lawsuit attorneys are standing by to hear from you. We’re actively investigating these cases to see what legal action can be taken in response. Please call (888) 268-0023 or contact us online the moment that you need legal guidance and moral support during this difficult time.
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