Unfortunately, many babies are born prematurely. They are often given baby formula in an effort to address their nutritional requirements. Many parents rely on baby formula to safely provide for their newborn’s vital nutritional needs. But despite its widespread use among parents and medical professionals, manufacturers of popular formula brands Similac and Enfamil have failed to let baby formula users know the dangerous side effects that come with using their products.
Recent studies have found that newborn babies who are fed formula exclusively as well as those who are fed formula supplementally are more likely to be diagnosed with NEC Necrotizing Enterocolitis (more commonly known as NEC) — a serious disease that affects the intestines of premature infants. One in every 3000 newborns is a victim of NEC. And the mortality rate for preemies diagnosed with NEC is more than one out of every four babies — a staggering statistic given the advancement of medical care in the United States.
What’s more troubling still is that manufacturing companies like Abbott and Mead Johnson, makers of popular Enfamil and Similac baby formulas, failed to include a warning that their products resulted in a higher risk of NEC in premature babies.
Waters & Kraus helps victims of NEC seek justice and compensation from baby formula companies who knew the risks but failed to protect consumers. Our team of experienced trial lawyers work with medical and women’s health experts across the country to help you receive justice for NEC caused by Similac and Enfamil baby formula products.