What Is Necrotizing Enterocolitis?Necrotizing enterocolitis is a medical condition that occurs when the tissue in the digestive tract dies. While the condition can happen to any person regardless of age, it is more common in premature, sick babies. A baby's digestive tract is still developing. So, while an adult can receive treatment or repair for the damaged tissues, a premature baby might not have much of a chance.
Symptoms Showing Your Baby Has NECNEC is a rare condition, affecting only 1 in 2,000 to 4,000 babies. While the condition is rare, it is important to recognize the symptoms early so that your doctors can fix the problem right away. Here are the symptoms to look out for:
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal swelling
- Feeding staying in the stomach
- Green and yellow vomit
- Low oxygen levels
- Slowed breathing
Who Is Liable for a Baby Formula Injury?If a baby formula product hurts your infant, there are three possible liable parties. The first party is the product's manufacturer. The second party is the product's wholesaler, and the third is the retailer of the defective product. The parties found liable may be held responsible for medical bills, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages. Our lawyers can help you find the liable party and hold them accountable.
Expected Settlements in NEC Similac LawsuitThe amount of compensation you may be eligible to collect depends on the circumstances surrounding the unique case of your baby. If you successfully prove that the manufacturer was at fault and failed to warn you and health care professionals about the dangers despite the company's knowledge of the risks, you may recover substantial compensation. Some of the damages you are likely to recover include:
- Past and future medical costs to treat injuries
- Rehabilitation costs
- Home care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs in a wrongful death action
- Other economic and non-economic damages