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NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit

Was your premature baby diagnosed with necrotizing enterocolitis after receiving Enfamil or Similac infant formula? You may be eligible to file a necrotizing enterocolitis lawsuit against Mead Johnson (the maker of Enfamil) or Abbott Laboratories (the manufacturer of Similac). The attorneys of Buckingham & Vega Law Firm are currently helping clients pursue NEC baby formula lawsuits against companies that hid information about the risks of feeding cow’s milk-based formulas to premature infants.

Bovine milk formulas like Enfamil and Similac have been linked through numerous research studies to the development of NEC, a gastrointestinal infection, in low birth weight babies. NEC is a severe and often fatal disease. Yet even with knowledge of the dangers associated with their products, these manufacturing companies failed to disclose important data that could allow parents and healthcare providers to make safe, informed choices.

Enfamil and Similac baby formula lawsuits aim to hold accountable these corporations that concealed the hazards of their products from consumers. Mead Johnson and Abbott Laboratories both manufacture cow milk-based formulas that were advertised specifically to premature infants. These products claimed to support the health and nutrition of premature, underweight newborns. Instead, these products led to numerous cases of illness and death in vulnerable infants.

At Buckingham & Vega Law Firm, we fight for the rights of our clients. We have the knowledge and expertise necessary to go up against large companies that endanger the lives of consumers. To learn more about how we can represent your family during a time of tragedy, reach out to our law firm today. Our NEC baby formula lawyers can explain your rights and help you decide if filing a baby formula lawsuit is the right choice for your family.

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Who Is Eligible to File a Necrotizing Enterocolitis Lawsuit?

If your child suffered illness or death after an NEC diagnosis, an NEC baby formula lawyer from Buckingham & Vega Law Firm may be able to help. Parents and guardians of premature infants fed cow’s milk products prior to an NEC diagnosis may be entitled to file an NEC baby formula lawsuit against the makers of Enfamil or Similac.

If your family meets the following qualifications, you may be entitled to take legal action with the help of our NEC baby formula lawyers.

  • Your baby was born prematurely.
  • Your newborn was fed cow’s milk-based Enfamil or Similac products.
  • Your infant was diagnosed with NEC and suffered injury or death as a result.

An NEC baby formula lawsuit can be a means of recovery for parents of premature babies diagnosed with NEC after being fed baby formula. If your baby developed NEC after consuming cow milk formula, learn about how to take action against baby formula manufacturers like Abbott and Mead Johnson. A Buckingham & Vega Law Firm attorney can provide more information about NEC lawsuits during a free case evaluation.

The Current Status of Baby Formula Lawsuits

The necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) lawyers at Buckingham & Vega Law Firm continue to keep our clients informed of the most recent developments in NEC litigation. Please check our website for updates and reach out to our office with questions. Our lawyers are always available to provide support and answers.

March 2022

Last year in 2021, there were approximately 50 lawsuits filed against Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson for their involvement in multiple cases of necrotizing enterocolitis in preterm infants. Currently, there are dozens of NEC baby formula lawsuits still pending in federal courts in several states across the nation. Similac and Enfamil baby formula lawsuits claim that the companies failed to protect premature babies from the known risks of their baby formula products.

There is not yet a class action lawsuit against the Enfamil or Similac makers, but one may be coming soon. Mead Johnson and Abbott Laboratories have both filed motions to have cases consolidated in a single court, in what is referred to as multidistrict litigation (MDL). The judge assigned to oversee this consolidated NEC MDL class action will likely be housed in either Illinois or Connecticut. A decision is expected to be reached soon.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Lawsuits in Recent Years

A number of Similac and Enfamil necrotizing enterocolitis lawsuits in recent years have reached successful outcomes.

  • In Massachusetts, a $7,050,000 verdict was reached in 2011.
  • Two NEC lawsuits in New York state reached a $5 million verdict and $1.35 million settlement.
  • A necrotizing enterocolitis baby formula case in California settled for $10 million.
  • In 2018, an NEC wrongful death case in Illinois obtained a $2,970,000 verdict.

Other cases have been resolved in recent years, including ones in Michigan ($50,000 settlement), Louisiana ($347,000 settlement), and Florida ($900,000 settlement).

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