If you live in Fort Lauderdale and your child has suffered from consuming Enfamil, contact a Fort Lauderdale Enfamil lawsuit lawyer's team for help filing a claim. 

When your children are at risk, you deserve to be heard and helped. That's why we like to hold free consultations for every client, especially for parents and guardians of children who've been exposed to Enfamil's negligence. Sit down with us; we are ready to listen. 

Has Your Baby Gotten Sick After Drinking Enfamil Formula?

Some children who consume the milk-based formula Enfamil suffer from Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) and could be affected for life. Enfamil is aware of this, but they don't include warnings on their product labels.

A lawsuit against the formula manufacturer or your healthcare provider may be an option if your infant gets NEC after being fed Enfamil formula or another milk-based product while in the hospital or at home. Dolman Law Group can assess your situation and help you determine whether or not to file a lawsuit.

Facts You Need to Know About the Baby Formula Lawsuit

Doctors have advised that premature newborns be fed baby formula to help them grow and thrive. Yet, recent scientific research has found evidence that certain baby formula products aren't as healthy as previously thought.

  • The risk of Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) is higher in infants fed formula derived from cow's milk. 
  • Popular infant formula brands like Enfamil and Similac produce cow's milk-based products and increase these risks in growing children.
  • It's illegal for a manufacturer to fail to warn consumers about safety concerns with their product.
  • Despite knowing the problem exists, Enfamil and Similac haven't included the threat of digestive illness on their labels, allowing unsuspecting parents to feed their infants a potentially harmful substance, unaware of the danger it can present.

Our lawyers sympathize with you if your infant has health issues due to their formula. We're here to assist. Let's work together to hold these irresponsible companies accountable and establish an example for others to follow in the future.

Is Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) a Disease or a Complication?

Premature babies are more likely to suffer from Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC). This is especially true if the child is underweight. NEC appears before the infant has even reached the six-week mark in most cases. 

According to research published in the Journal of Pediatrics, 23.5% of neonates with NEC die. Those who make it out have health issues for the rest of their lives. For children with NEC, intestinal tissue is inflamed and eventually dies from this illness. Bacteria may seep into the bloodstream or abdomen via perforations in the patient's gut that result from intestinal damage.

Babies That Develop NEC Face Stressors and Serious Health Issues

Necrotizing Enterocolitis is more frequent in babies delivered at an early gestational age or who are underweight. Premature newborns are more likely to suffer NEC and other catastrophic problems. Other children are less likely to develop NEC, but if a full-term baby has other health issues or diseases, they are more likely to develop NEC.

When a newborn is diagnosed with NEC, everyone's attention turns to ensuring they survive. Symptoms may develop rapidly, and physicians may have to make quick judgments. An infant's health can swing from stable to life-threatening in only a few hours. Surgery is required when an infant's life is in danger or the situation continues to deteriorate.

What Difficulties do a Baby With NEC Face?

Removal of the irreparably damaged section of the patient's intestines is a standard surgical procedure resulting from NEC. Doctors may have to remove a big piece of the intestine if the disease progresses in the digestive tract. NEC is a serious condition that damages an infant's body, yet the surgery required to treat it often puts the child in danger of complications.

Many newborns suffer the following difficulties after their NEC:

Infection

After surgery for NEC, the most significant hazard to an infant's health is infection from germs that enter the baby's digestive tract. If an aggressive disease penetrates the infant's circulation, this life-threatening condition may cause sepsis and death. If that happens, you could file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Delays in Child Development

Physical and mental development is crucial during the first few weeks of an infant's existence. Parents may take measures like denying eating or using a feeding tube to battle NEC. Nutrition deficiencies can lead to significant delays in the development of infants. 

Infants who suffer from severe NEC require extensive treatment that results in irreversible damage. This might cause long-term cognitive and physical development impairments, hindering growth and weight gain.

Long-Term Health Issues

NEC causes health issues while the illness is active—and for many people who survive it. Short bowel syndrome or liver illness that results from an infant's struggle with NEC is possible. 

These long-term conditions require constant medical attention and lifestyle changes to stay healthy. Because of the long-term harm caused by this illness, some individuals who have feeding issues as babies may never eat or drink normally as adults. Your Fort Lauderdale lawyer will consider the health issues your child might face in the future when valuating your Enfamil lawsuit losses.

If Your Child Is Diagnosed with NEC, You Could File a Lawsuit Against Enfamil

Product liability law allows a lawsuit against a manufacturer like Enfamil. Victims who are injured or harmed by the use of hazardous or defective goods could recover damages from the product's manufacturer or distributor. 

Enfamil-fed infants who develop NEC in the NICU may also be eligible for compensation from the medical institution for losses and damages. You might also want to file for medical malpractice if your healthcare provider gives your infant the wrong Enfamil product.

Contact an Enfamil Lawsuit Lawyer's Team Serving Fort Lauderdale Today

Dolman Law Group is here for you when you need it most. You deserve compensation for the pain and suffering you've undergone, and we're here to make sure that happens. Contact us today for a no-risk, no-cost case assessment if your child has digestive health issues due to Enfamil or another infant formula.

Fort Lauderdale Office
150 E Davie Blvd Suite 201-2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (754) 208-1130

Matthew Dolman

Clearwater Personal Injury and Insurance Attorney

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 lawsuits. Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess or $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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