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NEC Lawsuit Claims Baby Suffers from Cerebral Palsy, Partial Blindness from Enfamil

NEC Lawsuit Claims Baby Suffers from Cerebral Palsy, Partial Blindness from Enfamil

Another Enfamil baby formula lawsuit was recently filed by a West Virginia mother. She claims that Mead Johnson, maker of Enfamil brand products, failed to warn consumers about the health risks of their cow’s milk-based formulas, including the risk for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)—a serious intestinal condition that may lead to death in newborns.

The plaintiff’s baby, born at just 24 weeks’ gestation in April 2003, was fed Enfamil Premature 24 formula while in a NICU in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The infant was subsequently diagnosed with Stage IIIA NEC, which led to partial blindness and cerebral palsy, the lawsuit alleges.

The complaint also claims that Mead Johnson knew for years that, when compared to human breast milk, their cow’s milk-based baby formula products increase the risk of NEC in premature infants. However, they have continued to promote the use of their products as safe for use, the complaint alleges. In February 2023, a series of three studies was released in medical journal The Lancet citing the deceptive and “predatory” marketing strategies that baby formula manufacturers have used to sell potentially unsafe products.

Want to Know if You Are Eligible to File a Baby Formula Lawsuit?

If your preterm 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 be eligible to file an Enfamil lawsuit or a Similac lawsuit. The attorneys at Grant & Eisenhofer can evaluate your potential claim with you during a free consultation. We take cases nationwide.

Call today for a free, strictly confidential evaluation of your potential claim. You can reach us at (888) 984-7988 or fill out our contact form to speak with an attorney about your potential case.