Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Lawsuits

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Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a potentially fatal condition that inflames and kills intestinal tissue. Studies done in 2019 found that feeding formula to premature babies almost doubles their risk of developing NEC. However, Abbott Laboratories, the maker of Similac, and Mead Johnson & Company, the maker of Enfamil, haven’t put warning labels on their products indicating the possible risks associated with the formula.

If your infant was fed cow’s milk-based formula, suffered stomach injuries, and was diagnosed with NEC, we’re here to answer any questions you have. We’re available 24/7 by calling 412-394-1000, by chat, or by filling out the form on this page.

There are time limits to file NEC lawsuit claims, so it’s best to act as quickly as possible.

What Are the Dangers of NEC?

According to the Cleveland Clinic, necrotizing enterocolitis destroys the tissue of the intestines. In addition, holes can form in the intestine, allowing bacteria to leak into a baby’s abdomen.

NEC may lead to serious conditions such as:

  • Sepsis
  • Abdominal infection called peritonitis
  • Intestinal stricture (narrowing of the intestines)
  • Short bowel syndrome, which makes it hard for the body to absorb fluids and nutrients

NEC can require surgery to try and repair the damage done to a baby’s abdomen and intestines. The condition can be fatal, lead to growth problems, or cause neurodevelopmental issues.

What Are the Symptoms of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)?

The following symptoms can indicate the presence of NEC:

  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Diarrhea with bloody stool
  • Changes in heart rate and blood pressure
  • Green or yellow vomit
  • Changes in body temperature and breathing
  • Lethargy
  • Refusal to eat
  • Failure to gain weight

If your baby experienced any of these symptoms after having cow’s milk formula, reach out to our NEC attorneys for a free, confidential consultation. You can call us 24/7 at 412-394-1000.

Necrotizing Enterocolitis Lawsuits

Some families have already filed NEC lawsuits against Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company. The companies provided no warning about the increased risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants. In addition, they didn’t provide physicians with guidance on the risk of NEC.

The following formulas are being investigated:

  • Similac Special Care, made by Abbott Laboratories
  • Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier, made by Mead Johnson & Company
  • Enfamil NeuroPro EnfaCare Infant Formula, made by Mead Johnson & Company

There are time limits to file an NEC claim, so it’s important to reach out to a qualified attorney as soon as possible.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire an NEC Lawyer?

Hiring an attorney from Edgar Snyder & Associates will cost you nothing unless and until we win your claim. Even your initial consultation is free.

At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we’re in your corner, and we have over 35 years of experience to help you. We start building your case right away, and we won’t quit until we get the money you deserve. Remember, there is never a fee unless we get money for you.

Contact an NEC Attorney Today

The right NEC attorney can make a world of difference in your case. We have decades of experience helping families who have been injured through no fault of their own. We put our resources to work for you right away and stay by your side from start to finish, helping you decide what your next steps should be.

Necrotizing enterocolitis lawsuits are complicated. From formula manufacturers to medical records to witnesses. Or law firm handles all of that for you so you can focus on your family.

You can contact us by phone at 412-394-1000, chat, or the form at the top of the page. All consultations are free and come with no obligation to use our services.

And, "There's never a fee unless we get money for you." That means that unless and until your case is successful, you don't owe us a dime.

Note: Litigation may involve co-counsel.