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Baby formula (Similac/Enfamil) NEC

Did your baby develop health complications after ingesting formula tainted with Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport? Reach out today. Families of children who suffered injury or death due to contaminated formula deserve justice and compensation from companies at fault.

INFANT FORMULA RECALL LAWSUIT LAWYER

3M had an exclusive contract to supply the U.S. military with its earplugs from 2003 to 2012. Military bases across the country received 3M earplugs, and by 2004, all deployed soldiers were provided with 3M earplugs. However, the defective 3M Combat Arms V2 Earplugs may cause hearing loss and tinnitus. Hearing loss is the total or partial loss of hearing. In the case of 3M earplugs, users could not insert the earplugs deeply enough into the ear canal, which left them vulnerable to loud noises. Unfortunately, while hearing aids or surgery can help, hearing loss is incurable.

CAN I RECOVER COMPENSATION IN AN INFANT FORMULA LAWSUIT?

If your baby experienced health complications after consuming infant formula affected by the recall due to bacterial infections, you may be eligible to seek compensation. Reports of bacterial infections in infants who consumed specific infant powder formulas, such as Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare, have prompted recalls and investigations by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Lawsuits against infant formula manufacturers allege that contaminated formula has led to hospitalizations and, in some tragic cases, even infant deaths. While a lawsuit cannot undo the harm caused, consulting with an attorney experienced in handling infant formula recall cases can provide guidance and support in your pursuit of justice.

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Signs & Symptoms

  • Intestinal perforation (a hole in the intestines)
  • Scarring or strictures in the intestines
  • Sepsis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neurological damage
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Changes in heart rate, breathing, blood pressure or body temperature
  • Diarrhea with bloody stool
  • Green or yellow vomit
  • Lethargy
  • Refusing to eat
  • Lack of weight gain and more…

ABBOTT NUTRITION

Abbott Laboratories, based in Illinois, is a multinational and longstanding medical device and healthcare company. The company consists of four divisions, each with a particular focus. One segment, Abbott Nutrition, aims to provide nutritional products for every stage of life. Abbott Nutrition manufactures popular nutrition shakes and powders like Pediasure, Ensure, and Pedialyte. It also sells various powdered formulas like Similac and EleCare, designed to assist in a baby’s development and curated to an infant’s specific needs or deficiencies.

ABBOTT NUTRITION INFANT FORMULA RECALL

On February 17, 2022, baby formula manufacturer Abbott Nutrition voluntarily recalled three powdered formulas produced at its facility in Sturgis, Michigan. The recall affected Abbott Nutrition’s Similac, Alimentum, and EleCare powdered formula products. Originally, four consumer complaints related to bacterial contamination of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport spurred this recall. In a statement issued by the company, Abbott did find evidence of Cronobacter sakazakii in the Michigan facility. The FDA stated that all five reports (four Cronobacter and one Salmonella Newport) resulted in hospitalizations, and Cronobacter infections may have contributed to two deaths.


SIMILAC/ENFAMIL INFANT FORMULA INJURIES

 

These lawsuits include claims of bacterial infections, specifically Cronobacter infections. Cronobacter sakazakii is a germ found naturally in the environment. These germs thrive in dry foods such as powdered infant formula, powdered milk, herbal teas, and starches. Cronobacter bacteria infections prove particularly harmful and even life-threatening for infants. Therefore, tainted infant formulas can lead to: 

  • Meningitis (inflammation of the brain and spine)
  • Sepsis
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Death
 

LIABILITY LAW AND INFANT FORMULA

  • Lawsuits may hold Abbott liable for manufacturing and marketing unreasonably dangerous products.
  • Consumers may have claims for strict product liability and breach of warranty against Abbott for selling tainted infant formula.
 

CAN I RECOVER COMPENSATION IN AN INFANT FORMULA LAWSUIT?

Tainted powdered baby formula can permanently impact the lives of infants and their families. With the help of our knowledgeable infant formula attorneys, you may receive compensation for any or all of the following:

  • Past and future medical expenses;
  • Past and future pain and suffering;
  • Loss of wages; and
  • Other economic losses related to defective infant formula.
 

Families of children who suffered injury or death due to contaminated formula deserve justice and compensation from the negligent companies at fault. Abbott Nutrition, like any manufacturer, is responsible for providing safe products for consumers. Unfortunately, several families relied on Abbott Nutrition to provide sustenance for their growing infants, but instead, many endured inconsolable losses. We understand that your loss cannot be quantified or rectified by any sum of money. But a lawsuit may help you recover compensation and incite change in company practices to prevent future harm to children. To find out if you are eligible for compensation for contaminated infant formula, reach out to our team today.

INFANT FORMULA RECALL LAWSUITS

Families are filing lawsuits against Abbott Nutrition for its contaminated powdered infant formulas. These lawsuits claim Abbott Nutrition distributed hazardous formulas that led to several infections, hospitalizations, and the deaths of innocent babies. Plaintiffs allege that their infants developed life-threatening bacterial infections after ingesting the company’s powdered infant formula infected with Cronobacter sakazakii.

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Meningitis

Meningitis in babies is a serious medical condition characterized by inflammation of thebrain and spinal cord.

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Sepsis

Sepsis in babies is a severe and potentially life-threatening condition caused by an infection that spreads throughout the body.

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KIDNEY PROBLEMS

Gastrointestinal distress in babies refers to a range of symptoms and discomfort that affect the digestive system.

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Death

The loss of a baby is a deeply painful experience, and families affected by such a tragedy require emotional support and guidance.

If your baby suffered health complications after consuming formula contaminated, you may be eligible to seek compensation through an infant formula recall lawsuit

Families of children who suffered injury or death due to contaminated formula deserve justice and compensation from the negligent companies at fault. Abbott Nutrition, like any manufacturer, is responsible for providing safe products for consumers. Unfortunately, several families relied on Abbott Nutrition to provide sustenance for their growing infants, but instead, many endured inconsolable losses.

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