Baby Formula Lawsuits Multiply as Plaintiffs Lawyers Seek Consolidation  

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Dozens of lawsuits have been filed in Illinois State Court against Abbott Labs and Mead Johnson—makers of Similac and Enfamil baby formulas—alleging that the cow’s milk-based products caused a dangerous medical condition in infants. Plaintiffs’ lawyers and defendants alike are now seeking consolidation before one judge in Madison County, Illinois. More than 30 lawsuits are pending in Illinois, where the companies are based.

The cows’ milk-based formulas are often given to preterm babies in the NICU to help them gain weight. However, families are now learning of the link between these formulas and the risk for developing necrotizing enterocolitis (“NEC”), an intestinal condition that may cause severe injuries and even death. Plaintiffs allege that Abbott and Mead Johnson were aware of medical research pointing to the link between the formulas and NEC in preterm infants but did not warn of the risks.

Should the Enfamil and Similac formula lawsuits be consolidated, each case will still proceed on its own but the consolidated proceedings will eliminate duplicative discovery efforts.

Do You Think Your Baby’s Necrotizing Enterocolitis or Death is the Result of Cow-Based Formula?

If your pre-term baby was given Enfamil or Similac formula while in the NICU and was diagnosed with NEC that required surgery, caused ongoing problems, or resulted in death, please call our law firm today. You may have a claim against the makers of Enfamil or Similac. We offer free, confidential consultations, and take cases nationwide. Call us at (888) 984-7988 or fill out our contact form to speak with an attorney about your potential case.

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