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Baby Formula Lawsuits

NEC (necrotizing enterocolitis), a digestive disorder, did your preterm baby experience after consuming Similac or similar product containing bovine milk? In that case, you might be eligible for compensation.

The dangerous product lawyers at Regal Attorney are looking into potential lawsuits against Abbott Laboratories, the company that makes Similac, and other producers who may have neglected to warn consumers about the dangers of giving preterm infants formula made with cow’s milk. You have the right to ask for clarification, restitution, and justice for the suffering your kid and family have endured, and our NEC attorneys are here to assist you in pursuing those rights.



    Does Similac Cause NEC?

    Scientific research has demonstrated that preterm infants fed formula containing cow’s milk, such as Similac and Enfamil, have a higher risk of developing NEC. Most NEC cases affect preterm infants between the ages of two and six weeks. Results showing that infant formulae containing bovine milk caused higher occurrences of NEC in preterm and underweight infants than human breast milk were published in 2019 by the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

    What is NEC?

    Premature newborns frequently develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a bacterial infection of the gastrointestinal tract. This infection results in digestive tract inflammation and may potentially result in tissue death in the intestines. Additionally, it may result in sepsis, strictures, and intestinal lining perforations, among other health issues.

    The following are other signs of NEC in preterm infants:

    swelling and pain in the abdomen
    variations in body temperature, blood pressure, and heart rate
    soiled stools
    breathing patterns changing
    yellow or green vomit
    Lethargy and difficulty eating
    Having trouble gaining weight