Baby Formula / NEC Lawyers
Allen & Nolte represents parents of infants that were diagnosed with Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) after ingesting cow’s milk-based formulas Similac and Enfamil.
Studies have shown that infants, especially premature infants, have a greater risk of developing NEC after consuming cow’s milk-based formulas and fortifiers. The makers of Similac and Enfamil baby formulas knew of this risk and failed to warn parents that their babies could develop this serious, and sometimes life-threatening condition, if they were fed these formulas.
What is Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)?
NEC occurs when the wall of the intestine is invaded by bacteria that causes infection and inflammation. More severe cases of NEC can destroy the intestine wall and cause perforation of the intestine. In these instances, surgery is often required to remove the damaged intestine.
Symptoms of NEC include:
- swelling of the abdomen
- vomiting or spit up of green bile
- bloody bowel movements
The long-term consequences of NEC are often severe. They include:
- short-gut syndrome
- growth failure
- neurodevelopmental delays
If your baby was diagnosed with NEC after ingesting cow’s milk-based formulas, you may be able to file a claim against the makers of these formulas. Contact our office for your free legal consultation.
How Our Law Firm Can Help
The law firm of Allen and Nolte is here to help. If your child has been affected by NEC, call us at (800) 860-1634, or contact us online to schedule a free case review. Don’t go down this heartbreaking road alone and pay for damages you did not cause.
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