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Are You Concerned Your Baby May Have Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)?

Doctors have long recommended formula supplementation for prematurely born children to boost their birth weight and aid with early development. Despite this, lawsuits are now being filed claiming that the makers of certain infant formula products failed to warn healthcare providers about the dangerous and potentially fatal risks associated with ingesting cow’s milk-based formulas. New evidence suggests that cow’s milk-based baby formulas Enfamil and Similac could increase a premature baby’s risk for developing Necrotizing Enterocolitis – a devastating digestive disease.

How Does NEC Affect Newborns?

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (“NEC”) is a disease which primarily affects the intestines of newborn children, resulting in infection and inflammation that can destroy intestinal tissue and leave permanent damage. Health impacts that occur with NEC may include:

  • Swollen and tender stomach
  • Intestinal perforation
  • Abdominal pressure/pain
  • Abdominal infection
  • Abnormal breathing patterns
  • Sepsis
  • Unusual changes in temperature
  • Intestinal infection
  • Death

Lawsuits have been filed against both hospitals and the manufacturers of cow’s milk-based infant formulas on behalf of the injured preterm infants and their families who have been devastated by the effects of NEC, which includes wrongful death. If your preterm baby developed necrotizing enterocolitis (“NEC”) after receiving formula and milk fortifiers in the NICU or hospital, you may be entitled to compensation. Our attorneys are experienced in product liability cases. We can help you.

Timing Is Critical In These Cases

Time is limited to pursue a toxic baby formula lawsuit. It costs you nothing to speak with an attorney at Pennekamp Law, who will help you evaluate your case and take the first steps towards justice. Call us at 786-692-4263 to discuss your child’s injury. The consultation is free. You may also email our firm to get in touch.