Toxic Baby Formula and Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Have you or someone you know been affected by toxic baby formula? Has your baby had Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)? NEC is the gradual death of intestinal tissue in the body, often caused by intestinal bacteria. We are accepting NEC cases caused by or from toxic baby formula. Most of these cases have specific connections with cow-based milk formulas. If you have a child affected by toxic baby formula, we can help you.
Who Is Harmed From Toxic Baby Formula?
The current concern with toxic or compromised baby formula is the risk of NEC to your baby. Research shows formula-fed infants are at higher risk for NEC than infants that are not formula-fed.
What Are the Signs Of NEC?
This disease is most common in premature newborns or infants who experience early illness. A healthy intestinal lining is necessary to protect their gastrointestinal tract and when it’s compromised, NEC can occur.
The main symptoms associated with NEC are:
- Distended abdomen
- High temperature
- Reduced feeding desire
If your baby or infant experience these symptoms after ingesting compromised or toxic baby formula, they should see a doctor immediately and receive testing for NEC.
How Do You Diagnose NEC?
Getting a diagnosis is the first step in determining if you have a case. Diagnosing your child involves testing stool, white blood cell count, and platelet counts. If you received bovine-based baby formula in the hospital or your child drank it while in the hospital, your child could be at risk.
Long-Term Health Effects Of NEC
If your child received a diagnosis of NEC from drinking toxic or compromised baby formula, there are serious potential health effects. Any bacteria that invades the intestinal tract can create larger health issues. NEC can lead to holes in the intestinal walls, which can then lead to more serious health issues, such as sepsis or peritonitis.
Is There A Continued Risk Of NEC In Baby Formula?
The biggest area of concern with toxic or compromised baby formulas are those that have a cow-milk base. There is evidence that certain cow-milk based formulas can lead to NEC, gastrointestinal damage, and other health issues in infants. While toxic baby formula is not the only cause of NEC, there is ongoing litigation to suggest toxic formula is linked to several baby formulas and NEC.
Are You Eligible For NEC Justice?
We are here to help you obtain and keep your rights for your baby. We are available for a free consultation to discuss your NEC case as it relates to toxic baby formula. We can help you determine your eligibility for compensation after a NEC diagnosis from toxic baby formula.
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If your child has suffered the serious health effects of toxic baby formula, contact us today. If you would like a free consultation, complete the form by clicking here.