West Palm Beach Similac NEC Baby Formula Lawyer
Safety Alert: Similac Baby Formula Linked to Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in Premature Infants
At Gary Roberts & Associates, our West Palm Beach Similac NEC lawyers have the professional skills and legal experience to handle toxic baby formula claims. Unfortunately, studies have shown that the baby formula Similac caused an increased risk of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) in infants. If you have questions about Similac NEC baby formula lawsuits, we are here to help. To set up a free, fully confidential initial consultation, please contact us today.
Similac Baby Formula and Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC): What to Know
Similac is a baby formula manufactured and sold by Abbott Laboratories—the multibillion-dollar conglomerate with main headquarters in Illinois. It is one of the most popular brands of infant formulas in the United States. Alarmingly, major questions are being raised about the safety of Similac, particularly for premature infants. The matter first received public attention in 2012 when the American Academy of Pediatrics released a report linking cow milk-based baby formulas, including Similac, to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) in premature infants.
As described by the Cleveland Clinic, NEC is a “serious gastrointestinal problem that mostly affects premature babies.” It is a terrible medical condition that can lead to significant damage of intestinal tissue in infants. The damage creates a risk of severe infection which can require surgery, cause life-long gastrointestinal problems, and tragically, even result in death. A vulnerable infant who is dealing with necrotizing enterocolitis requires immediate medical attention. It is imperative that they get the proper care.
The link between baby formula products like Similac and the risk of NEC in premature infants is not new. A large corporation like Abbott Laboratories has a responsibility to ensure that parents, family members, and caregivers are aware of the risk. However, the baby formula has not been voluntarily recalled nor has the company proactively warned people about the potential health hazards. Toxic baby formula claims are being filed against the company on the grounds of product liability.
How a Toxic Baby Formula Lawyer at Gary Roberts & Associates Can Help
Toxic baby formula claims are complicated. A law partner at Gary Roberts & Associates, Fred L. Cohen, M.D., Esq. is concurrently a Board Certified neurosurgeon. Attorney Cohen brings unique experience and legal expertise to these cases. When you reach out to our law firm, you have an opportunity to consult with a Florida toxic baby formula lawyer who can:
- Answer questions and explain your options regarding Similac and NEC;
- Investigate the matter, gathering all relevant evidence and medical records; and
- Take all necessary legal action to help you secure the best outcome.
Get Help From Our West Palm Beach Similac NEC Baby Formula Lawyer Today
At Gary Roberts & Associates, we are committed to providing reliable, personalized legal representation to clients. If you have any questions about Similac NEC baby formula claims, we are here to help. Contact us today for a free, fully confidential initial consultation. With an office in West Palm Beach, we serve communities in South Florida and beyond.