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NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit

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Feeding your child is one of the most essential and personal acts you can take part in after the birth of your child. When doing so actually harms your child, it can leave you desperate for answers and justice.

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NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit

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Feeding your child is one of the most essential and personal acts you can take part in after the birth of your child. When doing so actually harms your child, it can leave you desperate for answers and justice.

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If you’re reading this, your child may have developed severe intestinal or stomach issues after being fed cow milk-based baby formula products. You are undoubtably worried about your child. You may have medical bills piling up. You may have lost time at work to care for your child, causing added financial strain.  You are also likely looking for someone who can provide some guidance during this confusing time.The Law Firm of Ricardo A. Garcia is here to help. We offer free legal advice. Call our McAllen NEC baby formula lawsuit lawyers.You never need to worry about paying anything upfront to get the answers you need. You can call us any time to schedule a free legal consultation.This page will give you some of the basics involved in an NEC baby formula lawsuit. We’ll start by giving you an overview of this type of claim. Then, we’ll use a story to illustrate how such a case may come about and how important it is for you to pursue action.

What is NEC?

NEC, or necrotizing enterocolitis, is a serious and sometimes fatal intestinal disease that presents most often in preterm infants. It occurs when regions in the small intestine and large intestine become inflamed or injured, causing the tissue in the intestines to die off and form holes in the intestinal wall. This then allows bacteria to leak out of the intestine into the abdomen, resulting in severe infection and potentially death.According to the Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, the only common trait in infants who develop this condition is that they engaged in formula feeding and were born prematurely.NEC is often seen within a premature infant’s first two weeks of life. The baby formula is often administered at home by parents and caregivers, but in some cases, it is administered while the infant is still in the NICU by healthcare professionals.

Qualifying for this Claim

If you believe that your child’s intestinal injury and distress is related to NEC, you may be able to file a NEC baby formula lawsuit, if your child:
  • was born prematurely;
  • was fed formula or milk fortifier with a cow’s milk protein base; and
  • was diagnosed with NEC, suffers from severe intestinal issues, or required surgery to address these issues.

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    What is the child's date of birth? *

    Was the child born premature?*

    Was the child given formula or milk Fortifier? *

    Was the child diagnosed with Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)? *

    Did the child experience any of the following? *


    If you’re reading this, your child may have developed severe intestinal or stomach issues after being fed cow milk-based baby formula products. You are undoubtably worried about your child. You may have medical bills piling up. You may have lost time at work to care for your child, causing added financial strain.  You are also likely looking for someone who can provide some guidance during this confusing time.The Law Firm of Ricardo A. Garcia is here to help. We offer free legal advice. Call our McAllen NEC baby formula lawsuit lawyers today.You never need to worry about paying anything upfront to get the answers you need. You can call us any time to schedule a free legal consultation.This page will give you some of the basics involved in an NEC baby formula lawsuit. We’ll start by giving you an overview of this type of claim. Then, we’ll use a story to illustrate how such a case may come about and how important it is for you to pursue action.Click Here to Learn More

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      What is the child's date of birth? *

      Was the child born premature?*

      Was the child given formula or milk Fortifier? *

      Was the child diagnosed with Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)? *

      Did the child experience any of the following? *


      What is NEC?

      NEC, or necrotizing enterocolitis, is a serious and sometimes fatal intestinal disease that presents most often in preterm infants. It occurs when regions in the small intestine and large intestine become inflamed or injured, causing the tissue in the intestines to die off and form holes in the intestinal wall. This then allows bacteria to leak out of the intestine into the abdomen, resulting in severe infection and potentially death.According to the Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles, the only common trait in infants who develop this condition is that they engaged in formula feeding and were born prematurely.NEC is often seen within a premature infant’s first two weeks of life. The baby formula is often administered at home by parents and caregivers, but in some cases, it is administered while the infant is still in the NICU by healthcare professionals.

      Qualifying for this Claim

      If you believe that your child’s intestinal injury and distress is related to NEC, you may be able to file a NEC baby formula lawsuit, if your child:
      • was born prematurely;
      • was fed formula or milk fortifier with a cow’s milk protein base; and
      • was diagnosed with NEC, suffers from severe intestinal issues, or required surgery to address these issues.
      Keep in mind that even if the injury to your child occurred years ago, you may still have a right to file a claim. The best way to find out is to consult with an experienced McAllen NEC baby formula lawsuit lawyers who can guide you through the legal process.

      Baby Formula Recalls

      An investigation conducted by the Food and Drug Administration found the bacteria Cronobacter in samples taken from a manufacturing facility run by baby formula manufacturer, Abbott. As a result of this investigation, Abbott initiated a voluntary recall for four of its products on February 18, 2022: Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare and EleCare Jr.According to the report released by the FDA, parents should watch their children for symptoms related to Cronobacter or Salmonella infection, including:
      • poor feeding
      • temperature changes
      • irritability
      • jaundice
      • grunting breaths
      • abnormal movements
      • lethargy
      • rash
      • blood in the urine or stool
      Any parent seeing these symptoms should report them to a healthcare provider immediately and seek immediate care for their child.In addition to these developments, consumer rights advocates are also pressuring the FDA to ban so-called nanomaterials in baby formula. A similar ban already exists in the European Union.These recalls are complex, and research into their implications is ongoing. Contact our McAllen NEC baby formula lawsuit lawyers with experience handling a NEC baby formula lawsuit today to assess your own situation and determine how to proceed with your claim.Below, we’ve shared a client story to give you more insight into a NEC baby formula lawsuit. While we’ve changed the names and details to protect our client’s privacy, all of the value in the story remains, providing you with some key insights into how these claims work. After you have read through this story, get in touch with our offices to schedule your own consultation.Click to Continue Reading

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