Baby formulas have been touted as lifesavers for mothers with premature babies for many years. However, recent studies suggest a connection between Similac baby formula and a potentially life-threatening condition: Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). Knowing this, you may want to get your money back from Abbott Laboratories, the makers of Similac baby formula. One option is to request a refund from the company.
Alternatively, you could seek financial recovery through a lawsuit if your child suffered adverse health conditions after consuming Similac. Our attorneys can help you fight to get your money back and recover compensation for any other damages.
Can I Get My Money Back from Abbott for Similac Baby Formula?
If your child experiences adverse side effects from consuming Similac, you can return the product to the manufacturers for a refund. When you buy any Similac baby formula, Abbott Laboratories offers a Similac Tummy Care Guarantee that lets you try out another free Similac formula after the mail-in rebate. The program offers a refund or repayment on various select products. The reimbursement or refund excludes taxes and shipping charges, so you'll get the exact purchase amount or even more.
This program has a backup of various formulas tailored to help gentle stomachs that infants, preemies, and newborns have. If your child's stomach doesn't agree with a specific Similac formula, you can always try something different, and you'll have the guarantee of receiving a refund of the price you'll pay.
Don't forget to consult your pediatrician for proper recommendations during this formula switch. Also, you can check out Similac's official website to understand all the baby formula return policies and requirements.
Tummy Care Guarantee Refund or Rebate
To receive the refund, you have to visit Similac's website within 30 days of purchasing an alternative formula. However, Similac limits the reimbursement to two rebates per household, regardless of the number of children in the home. When claiming your refund, ensure you have the relevant information, like:
- The input code you get after starting the Similac Tummy Care Guarantee refund option
- The unique code on your purchase receipt
- A digital photo or scan of your receipt
- The correct file (Similac only accepts JPG, PDF, GIF, or PNG files of 5MB or smaller.)
You don't get an immediate review of PDF files after completing the submission. Instead, Similac provides submission tracking. Note that the guarantee only applies to current Similac formulas available at retail price and paid for with a personal check, cash, or personal credit or debit card.
When claiming your refunds, remember to have a receipt showing the specific store you purchased the formula from. If you don't have a receipt, have the store look up your purchase with the original method of payment you made—make sure to carry the SNAP card or debit you used to buy the formula when going to the customer service desk.
Do All Retail Stores Have Open Formula Return Policies?
Some stores might allow you to exchange opened formula cans only once if you bought the wrong brand. However, most stores will not allow you to return a can of opened formula.
The majority don't have return policies because the formula might have hazardous components inside. At that point, the best option for you as a parent is to return the baby formula to the manufacturer.
Filing a Similac Lawsuit
While formula could cause your child mild tummy problems, more serious reactions sometimes occur. For example, some studies have linked the Similac baby formula to Necrotizing Enterocolitis, which is a serious intestinal disease. You have a right to file an NEC baby formula lawsuit if this happens, seeking financial recovery for any damages you suffered as a family.
Our law firm can help you file a Similac lawsuit for damages like:
- Your child's medical care expenses
- Lost wages if you have to miss work to pursue your claim or care for your baby
- Wrongful death if your child passes away due to a complication after consuming the baby formula
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
The Cost of Hiring an Attorney for Your Similac Case?
Our firm handles individual injury cases on a contingency-fee basis, only collecting attorney fees after securing a settlement in your favor. In other words, you:
- Don't have to pay anything up front
- Won't owe anything unless we win your case
- Never have to pay out of pocket, as we take our fees from your settlement or court award
We will discuss the specifics of our fee arrangement during your free case review.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation
Did your baby develop health complications after consuming Similac? You may be eligible for compensation for all the damages that result. Instead of navigating the complex legal system alone, reach out to an attorney who can seek justice on your behalf while you focus on caring for your baby.
At Dolman Law Group, we can handle all the day-to-day aspects of your case and help you seek the best possible outcome. Call for a free consultation at (727) 451-6900 now.