Premature babies developing NEC doesn't just happen. Don't suffer alone. Get help.
Damage from NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis) in children especially premature
babies can result in devastating consequences such as long term health issues
or even death.
Injuries associated with NEC in children are not your fault. Fill out our Free Case Review to see if you qualify for compensation and get the help you need.
Infant Formula Lawsuit
Many parents are taking legal action against baby formula manufacturers, Abbot
(Similac) and Mead Johnson (Enfamil). These large companies are
being held accountable for
failing to disclose their products' risks to both families and medical professionals.
NEC could have been prevented if manufacturers had had the appropriate warnings on
their product. If your premature child was given cow-based formula such as Enfamil or
Similac and then developed NEC you could qualify for compensation.
What is NEC?
Children's Hospital Los Angeles describes NEC as a devastating disease that affects mostly the
intestine of premature infants. The wall of the intestine is invaded by bacteria, which cause local
infection and inflammation that can ultimately destroy the wall of the bowel (intestine). Such bowel
wall destruction can lead to perforation of the intestine and spillage of stool into the infant's
abdomen, which can result in an overwhelming infection and death.
Due to premature babies not having fully developed organs, they cannot break down the cows milk, causing distrubtion in digestion, bleeding, abnormal heart rate or blood pressure and death. Manufacturers Similac and Enfamil are to be blamed for not warning doctors and families properly about their formula being too risky for premature babies to use.
It is thought that premature babies are 10 times more likely to develop NEC than other babies.
The smaller the infant or the more premature the delivery, the greater risk of developing NEC
With over 380,000 premature babies born every year, families and doctors rely on companies to give warnings for any risks that may occur especially when it comes to children.GET HELP NOW
What Are The Signs and Risks of NEC?
Symptoms of NEC:
Loss of appetite
Abdominal pain or swelling
Change in heart rate or blood pressure
Lack of weight gain
Insert tube through nose and into stomach to remove fluid and keep their stomach empty
IV fluids or fluid replacement and nutrition
Antibiotics to treat and prevent infection