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Enfamil Lawsuits

  • Was your baby born premature?
  • Did the hospital feed your baby Enfamil or other formula?
  • Did your baby develop necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)?

If you answered yes to these questions, you may file a lawsuit against Enfamil baby formula manufacturer Mead Johnson.

The risk of developing NEC is greater when premature babies are fed formula, such as Enfamil. But Enfamil manufacturers failed to warn doctors and parents of this increased risk. As such, they are now facing numerous lawsuits across the country.

If your child suffered a severe injury or passed away after being fed Enfamil, you deserve someone on your side who can help you hold the wrongdoers responsible. To learn more about your legal rights, speak to an experienced baby formula attorney at Gomez Trial Attorneys immediately. Our law firm offers free case evaluations, and our attorneys are here to offer compassionate legal advice and guidance during this difficult time.

Our Baby Formula Lawyers Will Fight For Your Family

Why Choose Us?

Number1Award2019At Gomez Trial Attorneys, our baby formula lawyers can hold negligent and irresponsible manufacturers accountable for the harm they’ve caused your family. Your family may pursue compensation for medical expenses and other damages. We know that no amount of compensation could ever right the wrongs done to you and your child. You’ve suffered enough—and baby formula manufacturers may be to blame. It is also important to hold these manufacturers accountable, so they don’t harm other children in the future.

When you call our law firm, our team can begin going to work for you. We want to meet with you to learn more about you and your family. We want to hear your story because this is personal. Our lawyers will give you the compassionate legal guidance you need. So many injured individuals and families choose Gomez Trial Attorneys to represent them in their darkest hours for a reason. Together, we have won more than $750 million for our clients.

But don’t take our word for it. Call us today to set up a free consultation and review.

Filing an Enfamil Lawsuit

Parents are now filing infant formula lawsuits across the country. These lawsuits allege that Mead Johnson failed to properly warn parents, physicians, and medical staff that Enfamil could significantly increase the risk of death or NEC in premature infants. They should have known that—yet they failed to warn consumers of these risks. This failure has led to countless infant deaths and even more injuries.

If your baby suffered serious harm or passed away after being fed Enfamil, you deserve someone on your side who can fight for justice. A baby formula lawyer can help you file a product liability lawsuit against Enfamil manufacturers for the harm they’ve caused your child.

You may join other families who have suffered similar harm. These complex lawsuits require an experienced law firm that understands these cases.

Unfortunately, some lawyers take on these cases without a clear understanding of the time and resources involved. They are not prepared to work hard for your claim or take on large manufacturers and pharmaceutical giants. They cannot guide your case to a successful conclusion.

At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we understand what it takes to win mass tort lawsuits. We know the requirements, and we’re prepared to invest the time and resources needed to achieve a successful outcome for injured infants and their families. While we are a large law firm that knows how to deliver results, we offer personalized and caring legal guidance at every turn.

The Dangers of Enfamil Baby Formula

Ideally premature babies should be fed breast milk. Breast milk contains vital nutrition, fats, and enzymes that can protect infants from a wide range of infections and diseases. It also promotes healthy organ development and boosts the immune system. However, sometimes breastfeeding isn’t possible, but premature babies should still be fed safe formula or fortifier.

Premature babies need even more specialized care and assistance after birth. This often involves supplementing with a special formula designed for premature babies. While dense in calories and highly specialized, Enfamil formula may put premature babies at risk for developing a life-threatening and often fatal condition known as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Unfortunately, numerous studies and clinical research show that infant formulas such as Enfamil contribute to an increased risk of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Enfamil products and labels still contain no warnings or guidelines related to these increased risks. They never mention the possibility of infant death or the increased risk of NEC for premature babies.

Enfamil May Increase the Risk of NEC

Baby Formula LawsuitNearly 10 percent of all babies born in the United States are preterm. These babies may spend days and even months in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit while they grow and develop. Enfamil premature formula is specially designed to help low-birth-weight babies who cannot breastfeed. This formula gives them the nutrition they need to grow and develop. It has a blend of both DHA and ARA, as well as other vitamins and minerals. However, it is also cow-milk based.

A premature baby’s underdeveloped and immature gastrointestinal system places them at an increased risk for developing serious and chronic gastrointestinal issues as they grow. Digesting cow milk-based formula places additional stress on their immature systems, increasing the risk of NEC.

What Is NEC?

NEC is a serious intestinal inflammatory disease that can lead to multi-system organ failure and death. NEC inflames a baby’s gut wall barrier. This inflammation can quickly advance to intestinal necrosis and perforation of the intestinal wall. NEC affects approximately 5 to 12 percent of all preterm babies. These cases range in severity and 20 to 40 percent of the cases require surgical intervention. Sadly 25 to 50 percent of all NEC cases are fatal.

Long-term Complications of NEC

If your baby was fed Enfamil and developed NEC, you need to understand the long-term complications of this disease.

Your child suffered from a potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal disease. As such, their health and their future are in serious jeopardy.

Complications of NEC include:

  • Neurodevelopmental delay
  • Failure to thrive
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Strictures and adhesions of the bowel
  • Cholestasis
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Intestinal failure

Parents will need an extraordinary amount of money to pay for long-term care and medical expenses after their child develops NEC. They may require additional surgeries to correct intestinal adhesions or bowel resection. They may even require tube feedings or colostomy care throughout their lives.

Filing an Enfamil lawsuit may help you and your family recover the money you need to properly care for your baby after developing NEC. Seeking financial compensation will allow you to provide your child with the best medical care both now and in the future.

Who Is Responsible if My Child Develops NEC?

There are many known causes of NEC. However, cow milk formulas can increase the risk of developing this deadly disease—and Enfamil’s manufacturer had a responsibility to warn of the risks by using their product.

They knew for over a decade that Enfamil posed considerable risk to premature babies and could result in NEC. Yet they do not list that risk on their products. By failing to warn of the risks, Enfamil manufacturers may be liable for the harm their product caused.

Enfamil Recalls & Past Lawsuits

While the FDA has not currently recalled Enfamil for the increased risk of developing NEC, this is not the first time the infant formula giant has faced litigation and scrutiny.

Our Attorneys Are Investigating Enfamil Cases

It takes a large and powerful law firm to go toe-to-toe with big manufacturers and win. Product liability cases take a considerable amount of resources and time. These claims can be complicated, and without a law firm on your side, you may never recover the compensation you and your family deserve.

John Gomez

Attorney, John Gomez

At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we are currently investigating Enfamil and their failure to warn parents and medical professionals of the risks. Our lawyers are taking cases involving infant injuries and death from NEC after ingesting the popular baby formula, Enfamil. We believe that Mead Johnson failed to warn physicians, parents, and medical staff of the risks associated with using their products.

If you believe that your child has suffered an injury or NEC after being fed Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier, Enfamil powder, or ready-to-eat Enfamil premature formula, we want to hear from you. You can’t fight large formula companies and manufacturers on your own. But together, we can.

Call our law firm at 833-GET GOMEZ (833-438-4663) or fill out a confidential contact form to learn more about your legal options. You deserve legal support during this difficult time. Let our attorneys shoulder the legal burdens for you, so you can focus on what matters most—your family.

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