Was your premature baby diagnosed with NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis)? Cow’s milk-based baby formula has been linked to causing the life-threatening condition called Necrotizing Enterocolitis. NEC is a gastrointestinal disorder which inflames and kills intestinal tissue. Abbot Laboratories, the maker of Similac, and Mead Johnson Company, the maker of Enfamil, have not included any warnings on the product’s labels regarding the potential risks of using their baby formula if you have had a premature baby. These baby formula giants have allegedly known about defects in their products since 2019 and not disclosed the damaging information.
Symptoms of NEC may lead to serious health problems, which include:
- Diarrhea with bloody stool
- Green or yellow vomit
- Changes in heart rate and blood pressure
- Changes in body temperature and breathing
- Refusing to eat
- Lack of weight gain
Premature infants often have trouble nursing and/or need extra nutrition to survive. Many doctors may recommend high calorie baby formula. If your baby received bovine-based (cow’s milk) baby formula in the maternity ward or NICU of a hospital, and your baby was subsequently diagnosed with NEC you may be eligible to file a toxic baby formula lawsuit. Please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell today to receive a free consultation.