NEC Infant Formula Claims & Lawsuits

Did Your Newborn Suffer from NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis) from a baby formula?

The defective product attorneys at the Schmidt National Law Group are investigating these Similac and other cow-milk based formula linked to NEC and now accepting claims & cases from any state in the U.S.  

Parents shouldn’t have to worry about what formula to feed their premature babies, and if your baby has been diagnosed with NEC we’re here to help in this difficult time. 

We feel strongly that these cow-milk based products have failed to warn all parents of the link to developing necrotizing enterocolitis, and we will hold the manufacturers accountable.

Act today by filling out the 100% secure intake form on this page, or simply call us directly at 1-800-631-5656 to begin the NEC infant formula claims process. 

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a dangerous gastrointestinal problem that affects premature babies. The condition inflames intestinal tissue, which causes the tissue to die. It’s estimated that nearly all babies (9 out of 10) with NEC are born early.  Some babies with NEC may face long-term health problems.

Necrotizing enterocolitis is diagnosed by your doctor by checking your baby for a swollen belly and other NEC symptoms such as diarrhea, bloody stool, green or yellowish vomit, or the baby not wanting to eat or lack of weight gain. Blood tests and fecal tests may also be preformed.

What are the problems with cow-milk based formulas?

The simplest reason is that cow-milk based formula may lack some of the probiotics (live microorganisms found in the gut flora) needed for proper growth of the preemies. Human breast-milk based products offers a greater level of total nutrition.  

Cow’s milk or a cow-milk protein is altered to resemble breast mild. Some of the known brands are:

  • Best Organic Baby Formula
  • Similac Pro-Advance Baby Formula
  • Enfamil
  • Up&Up Infant Formula
  • HappyBaby Organic

In 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics clearly stated that all premature babies should be fed human breast mild exclusively.

Doctor Alan Lucas, a professor at University College in London offers this bit of advice.

“The most current evidence suggests that a diet with entirely human milk and enriched feeds manufactured from donated human milk will meet the nutritional needs of the baby without the potential negative health effects that can come with a cow milk fortifier.”  

If you think your child’s NEC was from consuming any brand of formula, contact us today to begin the NEC infant formula claims process – Act now as there are statute of limitations.

NEC Infant Formula Claims page updated on August 18, 2021.