Parents of preterm babies are suing the makers of Similac and Enfamil baby formulas. According to the lawsuits, manufacturers failed to appropriately warn that these cow’s milk-based formulas could cause major gastrointestinal problems and even death in premature newborns.
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), death from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) complications
Mead Johnson, Abbott Laboratories
Initial stages of litigation
Parents whose premature baby was diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis after being fed Similac or Enfamil may be able to pursue a baby formula lawsuit for compensation.
Similac or Enfamil may have been given to your infant in the hospital. If you’re unclear, your lawyer might be able to assist you. Make sure to include the hospital’s name as well as its location.
You may have given your infant a Similac or Enfamil formula product after he or she was discharged from the hospital. Attorneys advise parents to save all receipts, proof of purchase, packing, and boxes from the formula as evidence.
Parents are suing Enfamil and Similac manufacturers Mead Johnson and Abbott Laboratories, alleging that they knew or should have known that their baby formulas could cause necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in preterm newborns. The risk was not adequately communicated to parents and medical providers by the manufacturers.