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Cronobacter Bacteria in Baby Formula Causing Brain Damage and Death

If your child has developed meningitis resulting in serious brain injury or death after consuming powdered infant formula, please give us a call 812-948-6000.

Powdered infant formula is not sterile and may cause serious illness in premature infants or other infants with compromised immune systems. The results can be devastating, and may include profound brain damage and death.

Stein Law (Formerly The Law Office of Nick Stein) has been at the forefront of cronobacter and powdered infant formula contamination litigation starting more than twenty years ago in states throughout the country.

We are ready and able to represent your family in powdered infant formula litigation.

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The first International Conference on Cronobacter, formerly known as Enterobacter sakazakii, begins in Dublin.

By Nick Stein | In one of the most hospitable cities in the world, Dublin, Ireland, a two day symposium on Cronobacter concluded Friday with much excitement and optimism regarding the progress made in identifying and combating the danger posed by the dangerous bacteria, Cronobacter.

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FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Certain Powdered Infant Formula Produced in Abbott Nutrition’s Facility in Sturgis, Michigan

FDA | On Feb. 28, CDC announced one additional illness of Cronobacter sakazakii with exposure to powdered infant formula produced at Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. Cronobacter infection may have been a contributing cause of death for this patient. In total, this investigation includes four reports of Cronobacter sakazakii infections in infants (three from FDA complaints and one from a CDC case finding) and one complaint of a Salmonella Newport infection in an infant. All five (four Cronobacter infections and one Salmonella Newport infection) illnesses resulted in hospitalization and Cronobacter may have contributed to death in two patients.

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FDA says parents should avoid certain powdered baby formula after reports of 4 bacterial infections

CNN | The US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cautioned people to avoid certain powdered infant formulas that may be tied to bacterial infections in four babies who were hospitalized. The infections, which may have led to the death of one baby, were found in Texas, Ohio and Minnesota, the FDA said in a news release.

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Abbott Nutrition expands baby formula recall linked to multiple illnesses, possible deaths

CBS | Abbott Nutrition is expanding its recall of baby formula to include some lots of Similac PM 60/40 Powdered Instant Formula. This is part of a larger recall after products from the company’s facility in Sturgis, Michigan, were linked to illnesses in babies.

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Infant formula recall expanded following child’s death, FDA says

NBC | Abbott Laboratories recalled some Similac PM 60/40 cans and cases after an infant who was exposed to the powdered baby formula died, officials said on Monday.

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How Abbott Kept Sick Babies From Becoming A Scandal

The NY Times | The legal team for Abbott Laboratories negotiated secret settlements with families whose infants became ill after powdered baby formula consumption. Nick Stein‘s experience with Abbott is featured.

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