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Toxic Baby Formula Lawyer

Toxic baby formula can cause serious illness and even death in premature babies. Parents whose babies have consumed formula and subsequently experienced sickness may be able to obtain compensation with the help of a toxic baby formula lawyer from Stein Law.

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New parents don’t expect their babies to develop severe illnesses in their first weeks of life. They hope to bring their babies home from the hospital, care for them, and watch them grow over the coming months and years.

Unfortunately, in some cases, babies are exposed to toxins through their formula. These toxins can result in severe illness and even death.

Parents who witness their baby’s health decline are likely frightened and don’t know where to turn for help. If you are a new parent, it’s important to be aware of the signs that your baby may have consumed toxic formula. If you’re concerned, seek the assistance of a doctor for medical help.

Parents who face financial losses and ongoing medical treatments for babies exposed to toxic infant formula may be able to obtain compensation with the help of a toxic baby formula lawyer at Stein Law. Stein Law serves consumers in the Southern IN/Louisville, KY, metro area.

What illnesses are possible with toxic baby formula?

Babies born prematurely often need extra nutritional support to survive their first few weeks. Many doctors recommend that parents feed their premature babies formula with specific nutrients to encourage weight gain.

However, if the baby formula is tainted, it could cause significant illnesses or injuries, including necrotizing enterocolitis or brain damage.

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an illness linked to cow’s milk in specific baby formulas. The baby formula produced by Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company contains cow’s milk ingredients.

NEC is a gastrointestinal problem that causes intestinal tissue to die. Premature babies who acquire the disease may suffer from holes in the intestine and serious abdominal infections. Afflicted babies often require IV feeding to survive. In some cases, the condition is fatal.

Brain damage is a consequence of baby formulas containing the toxin Cronobacter. Early in 2022, authorities identified baby formula produced by Abbott Laboratories in Sturgiss, MI, to include the toxin.

While the company recalled the affected formula, several babies became ill from the bacteria, and one died. Meningitis and sepsis are known consequences of exposure to the Cronobactor bacteria in infants younger than one year.

Are there lawsuits against baby formula companies?

Parents whose babies became ill from exposure to cow milk-based infant formula are currently suing both Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company for damages. Neither company included a warning label stating that their products used ingredients derived from cow’s milk.

Abbott Labs have issued formula recalls but is currently involved in at least 30 lawsuits throughout the country. Our own Nick Stein was featured in The New York Times regarding his experience with their legal team.

If your child developed NEC or meningitis due to toxic baby formula, you might meet the qualifications to file a lawsuit.

How can a toxic baby formula lawyer help?

As a parent, you want what’s best for your child. Children who become ill from consuming toxic baby formula will need medical support. Treatment is usually costly and not always covered by insurance. In addition to medical help, you may need to take time away from work to care for your child.

A toxic baby formula lawyer can review the facts of your case and submit evidence for a personal injury lawsuit against a baby formula manufacturer. Filing a lawsuit may allow you to collect compensation for the damage you and your family sustained due to toxic baby formula.

The Statute of Limitations for a Toxic Baby Formula Lawsuit

Each state has a statute of limitations that caps the time to file a lawsuit in a personal injury case. Parents of children exposed to toxic baby formula in Indiana have two years to pursue a personal injury case. In Kentucky, the statute of limitations is one year for personal injury cases.

Don’t wait to file a lawsuit if you believe your baby’s illness is due to toxic baby formula. Your lawyer will need time to assemble the facts and evidence of your case.

In addition, you may need financial support to ensure that your child has access to the best medical treatment available. The sooner you file a lawsuit, the more quickly you can obtain the compensation you deserve.

What types of damages can I recover?

Parents whose children suffer from an illness, disease, or fatality due to toxic baby formula can collect damages for their misfortune. Commonly available damages include:

A court might award punitive damages to the plaintiff if the toxic baby formula manufacturer behaved with extreme negligence.

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Who may be liable in a toxic baby formula lawsuit?

In NEC cases, premature babies who are prescribed cow milk-based infant formulas by a doctor may hold the hospital and manufacturer of the formula liable. The manufacturer is responsible if there are no risks concerning cow milk-based ingredients printed on the formula’s label.

Parents whose babies suffer from brain damage or sepsis from consuming tainted formula containing the Cronobacter bacteria may hold the manufacturer liable.

Each case is different. A toxic baby formula lawyer will work with you to establish the facts of the case and determine who is at fault for your baby’s illness.

When should I contact a toxic baby formula lawyer?

As soon as you suspect your child’s illness is due to toxic baby formula, it’s imperative to contact a lawyer. The attorney will need time to examine the evidence and formulate an appropriate strategy for your case.

The sooner you seek an attorney’s advice, the better. Waiting too long can result in case delays. If your case passes the statute of limitations deadline, it may be considered time-barred and ineligible for compensatory damages.

Is hiring a lawyer expensive?

At Stein Law, we offer free consultations to those whose babies have been affected by toxic baby formula. During the consultation, we’ll ask you to explain your circumstances and why you feel your infant is suffering from exposure to toxic baby formula.

Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. Contingency arrangements do not require any upfront payments for our services. We’ll receive a percentage of your settlement or court verdict if we win your case.

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Choosing Stein Law as Your Attorney

At Stein Law, we believe in supporting individuals who suffer from mistakes made by doctors, hospitals, and manufacturers of toxic baby formula. By holding them accountable for their negligent actions, we hope to stop them from harming others and collect monetary compensation for those afflicted.

You can trust the lawyers at Stein Law to treat you fairly and work with the utmost care to ensure that your case receives the attention it deserves. To get started, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is an NEC lawsuit worth?

The value of every lawsuit is different because the circumstances of each case vary. In general, more severe injuries result in the potential for higher damage awards. Your toxic baby formula lawyer can provide you with an estimate of your case’s value.

Can I file a lawsuit against Similac?

Abbott Laboratories manufactures Similac. Abbott is currently the subject of lawsuits from exposure to the Cronobacter bacteria and NEC cases. If your baby has developed an illness from consuming toxic baby formula, you may be able to file a lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories.

Is Enfamil named in any lawsuits?

Mead Johnson & Company is the manufacturer of Enfamil baby formula. The company has open lawsuits where babies developed NEC from ingredients used in the formula containing cow’s milk. If your baby is suffering from NEC due to consumption of Enfamil, you may be able to file a lawsuit against Mead Johnson & Company.