Enfamil Baby Formula Side Effects



Many doctors and parents have raised concerns about Enfamil's side effects, causing serious illness and even death. Infants fed this formula may have an increased risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a painful disease that affects the intestine of premature babies. Bacteria attack the wall of the intestine and can eventually destroy it. Many symptoms of this condition appear in infants that feed on Enfamil formula.

Symptoms and Side Effects of Enfamil Baby Formula

The following is not an exhaustive list of symptoms. You should contact your pediatrician if you notice any alteration in your child's condition. Some symptoms that may show that your child is suffering side effects from the formula include:
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Green or yellow vomit
  • Changes in blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, and body temperature
  • Abdominal pain and swelling
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of weight gain
Some of the most serious side effects can include:
  • Sepsis
  • Bowel perforation
  • Death
So far, very few babies have had confirmed adverse reactions to this baby formula, but the risk still exists. However, the Journal of Pediatrics reported that 23.5% of infants with NEC they studied passed away. Make sure you speak to your pediatrician about any concerns that you might have, especially if you've used Enfamil. 

What to Do If You've Purchased Enfamil Formula?

If you've purchased Enfamil formula for your child, here are some steps you can take:
  • Do not give the formula to your child
  • Check your child for symptoms and call a pediatrician with any concerns
  • Take pictures of your receipts and of the formula
  • Contact the store where you made a purchase to talk about refund options
  • Call an Enfamil lawsuit lawyer's team that can help you sue for compensation

Does the FDA Check Enfamil's Baby Formula?

In the United States, the Federal Drug Administration closely regulates the ingredients in baby formula. It stipulates minimum amounts of 29 different nutrients that all formulas must include. Enfamil and other manufacturers must follow these regulations enough to get on the shelves. But some also send out formulas they know causes problems for infants. 

Breast Milk vs. Formula

In the age-old debate between formula and breastfeeding, there's one thing every parent can agree on: "Fed is best." The health and safety of the child are what matter. And parents who choose to formula feed deserve safe and reliable options.  Typically, formula safely mimics breast milk's nutrients, but it may not contain the exact same nutrients needed for your child's development. Human breast milk contains everything that a baby needs. Your pediatrician can advise you on the best choice for your baby. But for parents who can't or choose not to breastfeed, formula is generally a safe and effective option for babies. And most stores have a wide selection of baby formula. These products fall into three main groups:
  • Protein-based cow's milk
  • Soy protein-based milk
  • Non-dairy specialized formula

It's Time to Hold Enfamil Manufacturers Financially Accountable

The company that manufactures Enfamil, Mead Johnson & Company, LLC, is an independent subsidiary of the giant British multinational Reckitt. The business sells baby formula internationally and has great revenue annually. It's no surprise that they're willing to look in the other direction when something goes wrong.  But being a big company doesn't give it the right to make negligent choices. And you shouldn't have to pay for the damage it causes you.  Mead Johnson & Company, LLC does not include a warning on Enfamil product packaging about the formula's health risks. This failure to disclose potential risks is actionable, and parents could have the right to claim compensation if their babies are affected. The company has received frequent warnings from parents about the side effects of their products.

The Benefits of Hiring an Enfamil Lawsuit Lawyer

If a company has put your child's health at risk by knowingly withholding vital information, you should be aware of the steps you can take to get compensation. Here's how our team can help:
  • We'll communicate with Enfamil, file your claim, and handle the paperwork
  • Our team can negotiate for a substantial settlement
  • We can collect evidence and review medical reports
  • We're prepared to represent your case in court
We can also help you get financial compensation for damages. These could include:
  • Hospital and NICU bills
  • Ambulance trips
  • Labs and tests
  • Prescription medication
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost income during the recovery period

Affordable Legal Representation You Can Count On

Our office works on a contingency-fee arrangement. We know that you're already dealing with the expenses that come with your claim. So, you shouldn't have to scrape together upfront costs and fees just to file. We won't charge you anything until after we win or settle your case. And we'll agree on a percentage ahead of time. That way, you know your settlement money will cover everything.  And if we don't win, you don't pay anything. That's how confident we are in our team.  If you have used Enfamil or a similar formula to feed your baby and a doctor has diagnosed necrotizing enterocolitis, you can contact Dolman Law Group. This consultation is free and commits you to nothing. We treat your information with complete confidentiality. 

Contact Dolman Law Group Today

You can call Dolman Law Group today for an initial consultation. This informal meeting will allow us to assess your baby formula lawsuit case and advise you on the next steps. We want to assist you and your child in any way, and we are ready to help you receive compensation.

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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