Infant Necrotizing Enterocolitis is a severe gastrointestinal emergency, especially in premature infants. This intestinal disease occurs mainly in premature babies and seriously affects the baby’s health. Baby formula consumption is one of the causes of the disease. In cases where the baby formula given to the infant causes Necrotizing Enterocolitis, the family has the legal right to sue the baby formula manufacturer.
Infant Necrotizing Enterocolitis primarily affects premature babies. DC accident lawyer said “In 2017, in between 25%-50% of cases, Infant Necrotizing Enterocolitis can be fatal.” With the massive ratio of premature babies in the USA, almost 1 in every 10 babies every year from the average of around 380,000 babies born, the Necrotizing Enterocolitis can be developed in approximately 10 percent of these premature babies. Estimating about 3,800 cases every year. That means around 3500+ families will have to experience their child struggling with this disease.
The link between the consumption of formula milk and infant Necrotizing Enterocolitis has been established with research. Many formula milk brands contain or are fortified with cow milk, which is not healthy for premature babies and can cause Necrotizing Enterocolitis. As a result, many brands that use cow milk in formula milk for kids are facing lawsuits by families of infants that are suffering from Necrotizing Enterocolitis due to formula milk consumption.
Families or parents of kids who have suffered serious injuries, or in worst cases, death from NEC due to baby formula, can file this lawsuit against the formula manufacturer.
In most cases, injuries that do result in a strong legal lawsuit by the family and compensation by the manufacturer include injuries like Gastrointestinal or bowel issues; especially if they are long-term, Cerebral palsy, neurological conditions, infections like sepsis and peritonitis, the need for a surgical procedure, and untimely preventable death of the infant, amongst others.
Other conditions for such a lawsuit include that the infant diagnosed with NEC must have been born prematurely or before 37 weeks gestational period. The baby must have been fed formula milk containing or fortified with cow milk.
A list of brands that have currently been found to contain cow milk to some extent in some of their products:
- Earth’s Best,
- Happy Baby,
- Baby’s Only
- Parent’s Choice
- Go & Grow
So if you are looking to file a lawsuit against either of these brands, it makes your case stronger.
We realize that in times of such dire need, where you are struggling to keep your child’s health in check and also paying huge medical bills for the NEC treatment of your child, things can get tricky. As a result, most families avoid filing legal lawsuits due to the added mental and financial stress of such lawsuits. But we believe that if your child has gotten NEC due to formula milk, then the formula makers should be sued, and for such cases, our attorneys are here to help. Contact Gelb & Gelb today to file your case.