If your premature infant developed a gastrointestinal illness, known more commonly as NEC, or necrotizing enterocolitis you may be entitled to compensation. This condition occurs after a baby is given Similac or another bovine milk-based baby formula. The Philadelphia NEC attorneys at Kwartler Manus investigate claims against Abbott Laboratories where Similac is manufactured. These corporations have ultimately failed to warn consumers of the potential risks related to feeding cow’s milk-based formula to preemies. As a parent, you have every right to demand answers, compensation, and fair justice for what your child has been through. Our NEC lawyers at Kwartler Manus are here to help in any way possible.
The Effects of NEC
Although there have been many questions circulating on whether or not Similac can cause NEC there isn’t one end-all answer. Scientists have been studying the effects of cow milk-based formula from Similac and Enfamil on babies. The really only determination that has been concluded is that infants are more likely to develop NEC if they are fed these particular formulas.
Data has demonstrated that NEC cases occur much more often in premature babies who are anywhere from two and six weeks old. Findings that were published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews indicated that any baby formula containing bovine milk was responsible for more incidents of NEC in babies in opposition to breast milk.
In order to have a better understanding of what NEC is, we have explained it further. NEC is a gastrointestinal bacterial infection that premature babies are susceptible to and suffer from as a result of cow milk-based formula. The infection causes inflammation in the intestinal tract and destroys tissues in the intestines as well. It is known to cause other health complications like strictures, sepsis, and perforations in the intestinal lining.
Some other symptoms of NEC include:
· Abdominal pain and swelling
· Fluctuations in heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature
· Bloody stools
· Changes in breathing patterns
· Green or yellow vomit (bile)
· Difficulty eating
· Difficulty gaining weight
If you notice any of these symptoms in your baby after feeding you may qualify for an NEC lawsuit. It is important to seek professional advice from one of our experienced attorneys at KM Law Firm. Be sure to contact our offices today to review your case and find out if you qualify to seek compensation from the manufacturer of the formula.
When you consult with us we look to see if you qualify for an NEC lawsuit if certain conditions are met. We look to see if your child was born prematurely, received Similac or another bovine milk-based formula before developing NEC, and if your baby was diagnosed with NEC, gut rot, or dead bowel.
If you believe your baby meets every one of these aspects, contact our KM attorneys now to discuss your case more and evaluate your legal options.
The amount of compensation you may be able to recover depends on your specific circumstances like the severity of your infant’s condition, the resulting financial expenses, and any pain or suffering your infant endured.
The compensation you may be eligible to recover could look like, medical bills, surgery costs or other recovery expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering which includes emotional trauma and punitive damages if applicable.
Call Kwartler Manus in Philadelphia Today
Consult with an NEC attorney at Kwartler Manus if your baby has been diagnosed with NEC. Our professionals review your case, identify those accountable, estimate the damages you are owed and take aggressive measures to pursue the compensation you rightfully deserve. We have the experience and resources necessary to help you in your fight against the manufacturers. Call us today at 267-214-8608 to schedule a consultation.