Infant Formula Lawyers in Lake Worth, FL Represents Families Whose Children Suffered Harmful or Fatal Medical Conditions Linked to Formula Consumed by Premature Infants
Babies who are born prematurely often require extra nutrients to help them grow while avoiding potentially hazardous or fatal medical conditions that premature babies can suffer. If a mother is unable to nurse her premature baby, healthcare providers and parents may turn to infant formula to provide the nutrition that a premature infant needs. However, recent scientific studies have indicated that providing premature infants with formula based on cow’s milk creates a significant risk that a premature baby may develop serious or potentially fatal gastrointestinal conditions. Lawsuits have been filed by the families of premature babies who have developed conditions after consuming cow’s milk-based formula, alleging that the manufacturers of these formula products have known about the risks their products pose to premature infants and have failed to include warnings of those risks on their products or in their marketing. If you and your family have had a child harmed by a medical condition that may have been caused by certain baby formula products, Florida toxic baby formula lawsuit attorneys from Gonzalez & Cartwright may be able to help.
Since 2010, our firm has been dedicated to helping clients demand full compensation and justice after being injured or harmed due to the negligent or legal fault of others. When you feel uncertain about your rights and options, trust us to work tirelessly to help you and your family recover from devastating injury and harm to your child. Don’t wait another day to start pursuing compensation and justice on behalf of your child. Reach out to our firm today for a free case evaluation to talk with Florida toxic baby formula lawsuit attorneys about what we can do to help you assert your family’s rights to seek accountability from baby formula manufacturers.
Why Cow Milk-Based Infant Formula Is Harmful to Premature Babies
Recent studies have identified a potential link between the consumption of cow’s milk-based infant formula by premature babies and the development of gastrointestinal diseases such as necrotizing enterocolitis. NEC can lead to inflammation and erosion of the intestinal wall of a premature infant, which may allow bacteria to enter the intestinal tract or may cause a perforation of the small or large intestine, allowing digestive or fecal matter to leak into a baby’s abdomen.
If caught early enough, NEC may be treated through an aggressive course of antibiotics. However, more serious cases may require surgical intervention, including removal of damaged portions of a baby’s intestinal tract, which can leave them with lifelong digestive issues. Perforation of the digestive tract is a life-threatening situation as a baby may quickly develop brain damage or sepsis.
Cow milk-based baby formula is believed to increase the risk of developing NEC for premature babies as their digestive tract has not yet fully developed and can more easily be infected by residual bacteria in cow’s milk. Instead, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that premature babies be fed human breast milk.
Why Turn to Florida Toxic Baby Formula Lawsuit Attorneys from Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. to Help You and Your Family Recover Compensation and Justice?
Manufacturers of cow’s milk-based baby formulas have been accused of continuing to advertise and promote the use of their products as safe for premature infants despite knowing that their products come with an increased risk for gastrointestinal problems for premature babies. If your child has developed a medical condition after consuming cow milk-based formula as a premature infant, let Florida toxic baby formula lawsuit attorneys from Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. go to work to advocate on your behalf by:
- Independently investigating the facts and circumstances of your case to secure the evidence needed to link your child’s injury to dangerous baby formula.
- Consulting with medical experts to help us persuasively explain the science behind the risks of certain baby formulas for premature infants.
- Documenting your child’s and your family’s losses to ensure that we pursue maximum financial recovery for you.
- Presenting your demands for compensation to the liable manufacturers or filing a lawsuit on your family’s behalf, aggressively pursuing fair and full financial recovery for you through a negotiated settlement or in court and at trial if necessary.
Contact Our Firm Today for a Free Initial Consultation to Discuss Your Family’s Case with National Florida Toxic Baby Formula Lawsuit Attorneys
If your child developed necrotizing enterocolitis or another gastrointestinal disease after consuming cow’s milk-based infant formula as a premature baby, contact Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. for a free, no-obligation case review to learn more about your family’s legal rights and options for demanding financial compensation and accountability from the manufacturers of baby formula.
Frequently Asked Questions about Baby Formula Lawsuits
Currently, two manufacturers of baby formula products are being sued by families whose children suffered serious or fatal health problems after ingesting formula products. These manufacturers include Abbott Laboratories, the manufacturers of Similac baby formula products, and Mead Johnson and Company, the manufacturer of Enfamil baby formula products. Both product lines include baby formula made from or containing cow’s milk.
If your child was born premature and suffered from damaging or fatal medical conditions caused by baby formulas they consumed after being born, you and your family may be entitled to recover compensation for medical expenses your family incurred to treat your child’s condition, ongoing or long-term care costs for permanent effects of the medical condition, and for your child’s pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and/or reduced life expectancy.
Under the statute of limitations, a product liability lawsuit typically must be filed within four years of the date of injury, while product liability claims involving death must be filed in court within two years. However, minors who are injured by defective baby formula may have as long as seven years to file a law. Florida toxic baby formula lawsuit attorneys from Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. can review the details of your case and advise you as to how long you may have before you must file a lawsuit to pursue your claims.