Baby Food Autism Lawsuit

April 9, 2024 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

We Represent Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Who Were Exposed to Heavy Metals in Baby Foods

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This page was written and fact checked by Matthew Dolman. Matthew has been a licensed attorney for twenty years and has collected over $250 Million in compensation for injured clients. Further, Matthew is actively involved in managing Dolman Law Group's toxic baby food litigation and investigating contaminated baby food claims on behalf of the firm.

A Quick Summary of the Toxic Baby Food Lawsuits

  • Our firm is focused on representing children exposed to dangerously high levels of heavy metals in baby food who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Toxic baby food lawsuits are being filed against various baby food manufacturers due to the alleged presence of toxic heavy metals in their products, such as arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury.
  • These lawsuits claim that exposure to these harmful substances in baby food poses serious health risks to infants and children, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
  • We are actively pursuing baby food lawsuits against the following manufacturers: Gerber, Beech-Nut, Plum Organics, Sprout Foods, Nurture (Happy Baby & Happy Family Organics), and Walmart (Parent's Choice). 
  • The baby food lawsuit alleges the manufacturers knew their products contained heavy metals that are toxic to the developing brain. The manufacturers of the baby foods listed above continue to sell tainted baby food.
  • Both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the World Health Organization (WHO) have recognized and spoken out about the dangers posed by the ingestion of toxic heavy metals in baby foods. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics has stated that there is no acceptable level of exposure to heavy metals safe for children.
  • Plaintiffs in these cases are seeking compensation and accountability from the accused baby food manufacturers for failing to ensure that their products are safe.
Toxic Baby Food Autism Lawsuit

Baby food is expected to be held to the highest standards of quality and safety to protect the health of the children who consume this product. It is no secret that children are particularly vulnerable as a demographic to even small amounts of harmful substances. So revelations concerning the high amounts of heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, mercury, and cadmium found in baby food have led to lawsuits against the responsible baby food brands. 

We believe the science is very clear in this developing lawsuit. There appears to be a causal link between toxic baby foods and autism spectrum disorder. There is a body of scientific literature and peer-reviewed studies on the dangers toxic heat metals pose to the developing brain. Several major baby food brands continue to sell their products despite constructive knowledge of the dangers their products pose to infants.

Dolman Law Group is at the Forefront of the Toxic Baby Food Lawsuit

Dolman Law Group is now providing legal representation for those with children who suffer from neurodevelopmental disorders like autism related to the consumption of baby food brands found to contain toxic substances. Our product liability lawyers have experience handling cases involving not only dangerous products that harm consumers but specifically those that affect children. These dangers include baby formula, Tylenol, and contaminated water supplies.

Contact Dolman Law Group to discuss your toxic baby food autism lawsuit to learn more about the compensation for damages you and your child have suffered as a result of baby food contaminated with heavy metals certain toxic metals. Our toxic baby food lawyers offer free consultations, and we are prepared to listen to the details of your case. You can call our office at 727-451-6900 or fill out a contact form online.

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Toxic Baby Food Lawsuits

By March 2024, there were over 280 lawsuits filed against various baby food companies such as Gerber, Beech-Nut, and Sprout. There will only be more lawsuits filed individually or as part of class actions as time passes. Toxic baby food autism lawsuits have been filed against baby food companies by parents whose children were diagnosed with autism or other related conditions after consuming products with dangerous levels of heavy metals that were knowingly placed on the market. 

Some of these product liability lawsuits have been filed over the negligent production and sale of tainted baby food while others have been filed over the fact that there was no labeling warning of the risk the heavy metals in the baby food posed to a baby's health.

Toxic baby food litigation is expected to explode in 2024. There is presently a motion before the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to consolidate all toxic baby food lawsuits before a single Judge to streamline pretrial proceedings such as discovery. This process is known as multidistrict litigation. There is a very good chance that a large block of toxic baby food cases against specific manufacturers will be consolidated into an MDL. 

Individual Baby Food Autism Lawsuits

Thanks to civil law, consumers who are harmed by products due to a defect in design, manufacturing, or labeling during the use of those products as intended can seek compensation for damages from the relevant liable parties, which in this case would consist mostly of baby food manufacturers. Product liability lawsuits allow consumers the opportunity to get their lives back on track after an injury caused by a harmful product. They can also help make sure that those responsible suffer the consequences because of their negligence. 

Plaintiffs in these cases must be able to connect the injury they suffered to the defect in the product in question and prove that their damages were a result of the product's use. With the release of the House subcommittee's report on baby food heavy metal contamination in 2021, overwhelming and credible evidence of heavy metals in baby food was made available leading to the filing of many individual lawsuits by outraged parents. 

Class Action Lawsuits Over Heavy Metal in Baby Food

Most of the individual lawsuits that were initially filed over heavy metals in baby food have since been withdrawn by plaintiffs, likely due to settlements with the baby food companies wishing to keep these cases from going to trial. As more and more people came forward with cases of children developing autism and other health issues related to heavy metals in baby food, the need for multidistrict litigation and class action lawsuits has grown. 

In many situations where a defective product harms a large swath of consumers, the sheer amount of potential lawsuits makes handling each one individually untenable for the courts and almost everyone involved, which is why class actions exist. Instead of each case being filed individually by each plaintiff, a large number of plaintiffs come together to file their collective lawsuits as one with a single representative. This alleviates strain on the courts and can give many plaintiffs an increased chance of seeing fair settlements. 

However, class action lawsuits may not offer the same level of compensation that individual lawsuits may provide. Class action lawsuits also do not take into account the unique differences in each case and how that can affect the needs of a plaintiff in terms of compensation for their damages. 

Toxic Baby Food Autism Lawsuit Updates

Before we explain the basis of these class action lawsuits, let's look at how the cases have progressed and the current status of the litigation. Originally, baby food lawsuits requested a refund for the baby food purchased because the consumers weren't warned about the dangers of toxic levels of heavy metals contained in the food. Later, the lawsuits focused on the children who were diagnosed with autism after consuming the toxic baby food.

April 8, 2024 - JPML to Decide on Consolidation of Heavy Metal Baby Food Lawsuits Over the Coming Weeks

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) held a hearing at the end of March to decide if all federal cases alleging toxic baby food can lead to autism should be consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). The team at Dolman Law Group expects the JPML to create an MDL and issue a transfer order over the next two weeks.

We are projecting all federal lawsuits claiming heavy metals in baby foods can cause autism will be consolidated before one Judge in either the Northern District of California, the Southern District of California, or the District of Nevada.

March 17, 2024 - The JPML Will Hear Arguments About Creating an MDL for Lawsuits Alleging Heavy Metals in Baby Food Cause Autism

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) is scheduled to hear arguments for and against consolidating all toxic baby food lawsuits on March 28, 2024, in Charleston, South Carolina. We are curious about whether all claims against all manufacturers will be consolidated. Gerber and Beach-Nut are the two largest corporations involved in these cases. We are particularly interested in seeing whether the JPML also includes lawsuits against several other baby food companies.

March 4, 2024 - Baby Food Producers Object to the Creation of a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) for Heavy Metal Food Injury Lawsuits

Parents who filed lawsuits against several big baby food makers filed a motion in January to consolidate all federal cases into an MDL to help move their cases more quickly through the system. Several of the large food manufacturer defendants, including Gerber Products Co., Beech-Nut Nutrition Co., and Hain Celestial Group Inc., are opposing the MDL.

These lawsuits are filed by parents who claim their children developed Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or ADHD after consuming baby food that contained toxic heavy metals. The defendants claim there is insufficient scientific proof of a connection, but this is not the time to argue that issue. We are waiting for a decision from the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) to see if and where an MDL may be formed.

February 1, 2024 - Plaintiffs in Toxic Baby Food Lawsuits Push for MDL to Speed Up Cases and Potential Compensation

Plaintiffs in the toxic baby food lawsuits are actively pushing for a Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) hearing in hopes that their cases can be consolidated into a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL).

The plaintiffs want their cases centralized into an MDL to improve efficiency in managing the large number of cases, streamline proceedings, promote consistent rulings, and expedite a resolution. An MDL not only ensures all of these things, but it usually saves both parties money (since defendants don't have to try 300 different cases across the country and plaintiffs can pool their resources for things like discovery and expert witnesses).

And of course, if an MDL speeds up a resolution, the injured parties can get their money a lot sooner if they get a favorable outcome.

The date for the JPML hearing, or if there will even be one, has not been determined yet.

December 18, 2023 - Appeal Filed in California Lawsuit

An appeal has been filed in the California lawsuit dismissed by Judge Lawrence Riff. We remain hopeful the plaintiff's lawyers will be able to establish specific causation that a particular baby food caused autism. 

October 15, 2023 - California State Court Judge Dismisses Toxic Baby Food Lawsuit

California State Court Judge Lawrence Riff found the plaintiff failed to meet their burden to admit expert testimony. Judge Riff presided over a Sargon hearing (California's version of a Daubert examination wherein the Court acts as a gatekeeper in the evaluation of expert scientific testimony. Judge Riff states in his order the methodology utilized by the plaintiff's crucial expert was “a too-far leap of logic and a too-great analytical gap to be tolerated.” More specifically, Riff states the plaintiff admits to consuming baby foods from seven different defendants. Thus, it is difficult to determine and prove that any one specific product caused the subsequent prognosis of a neurodevelopmental disorder. 

Previously, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Amy Hogue presided over the first Sargon hearing in this case wherein she found plaintiff's experts employed sound methodologies in illustrating toxic heavy metals found in baby foods by major brands can be a substantial factor in causing autism. 

July 2023 - Consumer Reports Article Highlights Testing on Baby Food Showing Unacceptable Level of Toxic Heavy Metals

An article published in late June by Consumer Reports publishes findings of alarmingly high levels of arsenic, lead, and cadmium in popular brands of baby and toddler foods. All three are considered toxic to infants and have been found to cause developmental delays. An issue that will continue to impact this litigation is the plaintiff's burden to prove specific causation. More specifically, a plaintiff must demonstrate that the use of a specific baby food product led to the diagnosis of autism.

May 2023 - First true baby food autism trial rescheduled in California

The first true test of manufacturers' liability for toxic baby food was originally scheduled for the beginning of this month. That jury trial has now been reset to October 2023. We'll keep you posted about the last-minute pre-trial happenings and the trial itself.

March 2023 - Nevada lawsuit is filed, Texas case is dismissed, and the FDA refuses to set limits on baby food toxins

Five plaintiffs in Nevada allege Beech-Nut, Gerber, Plum, Sprout Foods, and Walmart baby food caused autism. The legal arguments include strict liability, failure to warn, breach of the implied warranty of merchantability, three forms of negligence, and unjust enrichment, as well as violations of state-specific Nevada laws. The plaintiffs are demanding compensatory and punitive damages.

Another case in Texas ended mid-trial when the court agreed the plaintiffs had not proven a causal connection between lead, arsenic, and other heavy metals in baby food and autism. Those plaintiffs did not have qualified expert witness testimony to support the connection, showing just how important expert testimony can be in these types of cases.

Finally, the FDA had previously set deadlines for creating guidelines to reduce toxic metals in baby food. Those deadlines were removed from the FDA website, and we now wonder if the FDA will ever take the action needed to protect children from these risks.

January 2023 - Federal case numbers are dropping, and the FDA finally sets limits on lead in baby food

After an adverse ruling in New Jersey, several federal class action lawsuits were voluntarily dismissed. However, more state cases are expected, especially in California, where the courts have ruled favorably for the plaintiffs in these baby food cases.

Although the FDA found toxic heavy metals in 33 out of 39 baby food samples back in 2007, it refused to set limits or issue guidance about maximum safe amounts of metals in food. This month, the FDA finally released a report stating baby food cannot exceed lead levels of 10 parts per billion in vegetables, fruits, grain, and meat mixtures. Once the regulations are final, the FDA can take action against any baby food manufacturers that exceed this limit.

December 2022 - Defendants try to escape responsibility

Several baby food manufacturer defendants have filed motions to dismiss them from the lawsuits based on two arguments. First, they argue that there is insufficient scientific evidence to prove baby food can cause autism even with high levels of heavy metals. Second, the defendants claim that because federal authorities regulate the presence of heavy metals in baby food, the manufacturers are not responsible under a preemption argument.

November 2022 - Numerous baby food cases have been filed, and one trial is set

Over the past several months, many more lawsuits have been filed, and a first trial is scheduled for May 2, 2023, in Los Angeles. The most common defendants in these cases are Nurture, Inc., which produces Happy Baby Organics food, Gerber, Hain Celestial, Sprout Foods, Beech-Nut, Parents' Choice, and Plum.

May 2022 - California finds a sufficient scientific connection between baby food and autism

A California court found the evidence linking heavy metals to autism has a strong enough foundation to allow a lawsuit to proceed to trial. In federal court, a California judge ruled that a toxic baby food class action case could go forward based on the argument that Walmart knowingly sold baby food containing toxic metals.

Baby Food Contamination With Toxic Heavy Metals

Toxic heavy metals are well known to cause severe health issues among adults who inadvertently consume them, let alone children who can suffer even more damage with smaller doses. For example, lead pipes are known to cause even more harm to the health of young, developing children compared to adults who also consume water from the same pipes. While lead pipes are a well-known issue that persists to this day, baby food has long been considered safe. Unfortunately, several studies have confirmed that this could not be farther from the truth when it comes to certain brands and the baby foods they make.

Reports on Baby Food Heavy Metal Contamination

Toxic Baby Food Autism Lawsuit

Concerns regarding the presence of heavy metals in food products are nothing new, but now these concerns extend to baby food. Reports of heavy metals in food prompted several investigations into the extent baby food was affected. As early as October 2017, the Clean Label Project, a small nonprofit based in Colorado, published a report where they tested 500 samples of baby food and infant formulas for a variety of toxins like heavy metals. They found that 30% of all products they tested contained detectable levels of lead. 

This disturbing revelation prompted a myriad of institutions and organizations to undergo their own investigations into baby food toxic heavy metal contamination

  • In 2018, the FDA conducted its own investigations into childhood food-based lead exposure, which led to the conclusion that food was, in fact, a large source of lead exposure among young children. 
  • By analyzing the FDA's food tests, the Environmental Defense Fund found that there were measurable levels of lead in 20% of the baby products that were tested. 
  • In August 2018, Consumer Reports published results of their tests on 50 popular baby food products that found about two-thirds contained what they called “worrisome levels” of at least one neurotoxic heavy metal. 
  • In 2019 Healthy Babies Bright Futures reported that 95% of 168 containers of baby foods they tested contained one or more toxic heavy metals. 

The U.S. House Oversight Subcommittee Baby Food Staff Report

Eventually, Congress investigated, and in February 2021, the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, headed by Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, released a report that confirmed that many well-known baby food brands such as Gerber, Earth's Best, and others contained dangerous levels of toxic heavy metals such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury in their baby food products. 

Not only did the report state that these many baby food brands had products that contained toxin levels above the limits set by the FDA, but it also uncovered that many of these brands had set their own standards that they themselves even chose to ignore. Many of the brands do not even test their products for certain heavy metals. Even when these baby food brands did test for heavy metals they tested their ingredients and not the finished product, which is believed to obscure test results with even higher concentrations of the harmful substances.

When some brands were forced to recall their products under pressure from consumers and regulators, they still failed to cooperate fully. Beech-Nuts' 2021 baby food recall was incomplete, and Gerber outright failed to recall their products that were found to have dangerous levels of heavy metals. 

Baby Brands Contaminated with Heavy Metals

The congressional investigation requested internal documents and test results from seven of the largest baby food manufacturers in the country, specifically: 

  • Nurture, Inc. (Nurture), which sells Happy Family Organics, including baby food products under the brand name HappyBABY
  • Beech-Nut Nutrition Company (Beech-Nut)
  • Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (Hain), which sells baby food products under the brand name Earth's Best Organic
  • Gerber
  • Campbell Soup Company (Campbell), which sells baby food products under the brand name Plum Organics
  • Walmart Inc. (Walmart), which sells baby food products through its private brand Parent's Choice
  • Sprout Foods, Inc. (Sprout Organic Foods)

Of the seven, only Nurture, Beech-Nut, Hain, and Gerber cooperated, while Walmart, Campbell, and Sprout Organic Foods refused to comply. The report notes that their refusal to cooperate raises concerns that they may be obscuring the fact that their products potentially have even higher levels of toxins than their counterparts. All of the companies that complied with the investigation had baby food that contained arsenic, lead, mercury, and cadmium to varying and often very concerning degrees.

These are the largest baby food companies and represent a large portion of this particular market. Still, this controversy potentially could include several other smaller manufacturers not involved in this congressional report. 

The Extent of Heavy Metal Contamination of Baby Food

To put things into perspective, the FDA has a strict limit for lead in bottled water at 5 ppb (parts per billion). In many of these brands, the lead content that was measured in tests would reach as high as 641 ppb in some Nurture (HappyBABY) products and 886.9 ppb in ingredients used in Beech-Nut baby food products.

It should be noted that The FDA, CDC, WHO, EPA, AMA, and AAP agree that any amount of lead exposure among babies drastically increases the health risk of developmental and cognitive disorders. Certain baby foods, such as rice-based foods like puffs and teething biscuits, as well as those that utilize carrot and sweet potato, were found to have particularly high levels of heavy metals since those ingredients absorb them from the soil more.

The house subcommittee report highlighted the following findings regarding heavy metal contamination of popular baby food products. 

  • Beech-Nut rice cereal tested up to 125 ppb inorganic arsenic and averaged 85.47
    ppb inorganic arsenic 3
  • Beech-Nut's practice of testing ingredients, rather than finished products, for
    toxic heavy metals appears to have contributed to its failure to detect the
    dangerous inorganic arsenic levels in its recalled products;
  • Gerber's rice cereal tested up to 116 ppb of inorganic arsenic, and its average rice cereal product contained 87.43 ppb of inorganic arsenic, which is even higher than the amount contained in Beech-Nut's average rice cereal product. While BeechNut recalled some of its products and completely discontinued sales of its rice
    cereal, Gerber has taken no such actions to protect consumers; and
  • Gerber's organic rice cereal is dangerous and has been found to contain up to 76
    ppb inorganic arsenic and an average of 65.6 ppb inorganic arsenic.

Heavy Metal Toxicity and Their Effect on a Baby's Health

Parents are well aware that their children are especially sensitive to even trace amounts of potentially harmful substances, which is why the market for children's and baby products is held to a much higher standard. Toxic heavy metals pose a particularly dangerous threat to the health of children since even the smallest amounts can increase the risk for several developmental and behavioral disorders. 

Heavy metal exposure directly causes damage to the brain due to heavy metals making their way through the bloodstream to your brain tissue through the blood-brain barrier, where they collect and disrupt neurological function through inflammation, oxidative stress, and the displacement of essential minerals. This is bad enough for adults, but children with still-developing brains can suffer permanent damage that can alter their path of growth in negative ways. 

Developmental and Behavioral Disorders Linked to Heavy Metal Contaminated Baby Food

Developmental and behavioral disorders can be debilitating and potentially detract from a child's future quality of life. Toxic heavy metals and their exposure among young children have repeatedly been found to lead to an increased risk of developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD. 

Autism spectrum disorder is a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, and repetitive behaviors, as well as speech and nonverbal communication. Autism is a spectrum and can affect those with it in several ways. Different people with autism will often face different challenges posed by different symptoms that can be more severe or subtle. Heavy metal exposure among children has also been shown to also cause the following issues.

  • Developmental delays
  • Learning disabilities
  • Reduced IQ
  • Behavioral disorders such as ADHD/ADD
  • Neurological defects
  • Cancer
  • Compromised immune systems

What Heavy Metals Are Contaminating Baby Food?

There are four major offenders when it comes to heavy metals found in baby food. Lead, mercury, arsenic, and cadmium are all well-known for their toxicity and are ubiquitous natural substances that come from inside the earth. All four of these heavy metals are on the Environmental Protection Agency's priority list of hazardous substances with arsenic, lead, and mercury in the top three spots and cadmium at number seven. While these metals are similar in that they are all toxic to children they all have some differences in how they cause damage as well as their prevalence. 

Arsenic is One of the Most Prevalent Heavy Metals that Contaminate Baby Food 

Inorganic arsenic is well known for its use in poisons like herbicides and pesticides but is also one of the most common dangerous heavy metals people are exposed to. This is because inorganic arsenic is a common component in many industrial processes and has contaminated many groundwater sources at high levels. Arsenic is a known carcinogen and is toxic to the body in even trace amounts when absorbed through the digestive or respiratory system. 

Lead in Baby Food Causes Autism

Ingesting lead is never good in any amount. There are many problems with lead contamination due to its use in pipes, paints, and other industrial applications. Now, many brands of baby food have been shown to contain this well-known toxic metal, and many children are now suffering from autism as a result.

The neurotoxic and carcinogenic properties of lead have been known for quite some time. Lead damages and kills cells in the body when it is ingested. What makes this worse is that lead stays in the body for a considerable amount of time, working its way into the brain and bones, where its extended half-life lasts for up to 30 years. 

Toxic Mercury in Baby Food

Another well-known poisonous metal that has been found in many brands of baby food is mercury. Mercury is well documented as a toxic substance that attacks the nervous system, digestive system, and immune system. The kidneys and liver are particularly vulnerable to poisoning from this metal, although it is also known to disrupt neurodevelopment among children exposed to it. 

Cadmium Contaminated Baby Food Affects Neurodevelopment

While cadmium is not as prevalent as the other aforementioned heavy metals, it still poses a distinct threat to children when found in baby food. Much like the other toxic heavy metals, cadmium is a neurotoxin and carcinogen that can not only poison the body in general but disrupt neurodevelopment in children. It also has a penchant for lingering in the body for years creating long-term risk for cancer and other health problems. 

Damages Inflicted by Toxic Baby Food Caused Autism

Children who consume baby food with high levels of heavy metals are at a very high risk of having to contend with significant challenges as they grow and reach adulthood. Autism can vary greatly in terms of intensity and the symptoms exhibited, but in many cases can negatively affect social life, career opportunities, education, and more. Other negative neurodevelopmental and cognitive issues can drastically reduce a child's potential quality of life. 

Economic Damages Caused by Baby Food Containing Heavy Metals

These losses caused by toxic baby food consumption can range greatly in both economic and non-economic terms. On one hand, the developmental issues caused by these dangerous baby food products can result in a great deal of financial strain on an affected child's family as well as the child as they reach adulthood. Medical bills accumulated to diagnose and treat these conditions, a parent's lost wages, specialized care expenses, as well as lost financial opportunity related to baby food-caused autism can be considered economic damages.

There are also the many non-economic damages toxic baby food-related conditions can cause. Parents can face a great deal of pain and suffering due to their children being permanently harmed by such a seemingly innocuous product. Children can experience significant mental anguish due to developmental and behavioral disorders. The decreased quality of life caused by toxic baby food can also be considered a non-economic damage.

It is because of these damages that many people have begun filing lawsuits against the aforementioned baby food companies in an attempt to not only seek fair compensation for damages but also hold these negligent companies accountable. 

Baby Food Autism Lawsuit

How a Product Liability Lawyer Can Help

Many parents are now questioning the role that baby food may have played in their child's autism diagnosis and how they can take legal action. Regardless of how you choose to go about pursuing litigation over autism caused by contaminated baby food, you must always consult with an experienced product liability attorney about your case. 

Parents or guardians of children with autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, and other health conditions that could have been caused by exposure to heavy metals in baby food should meet with a personal injury lawyer who has a proven track record of handling these types of cases. A personal injury attorney who specializes in filing lawsuits over defective children's products can provide you with essential insight and information that only years of experience can provide. That experience can significantly benefit your potential lawsuit. 

You Need an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer to Represent Your Case

Companies such as Gerber, Walmart, Beech-Nut, Sprout, and Nurture Inc. that have been found to make and sell these dangerous products are not pulling any punches when it comes to their defense. These companies have the resources to hire teams of top-caliber attorneys to help them avoid consequences for the role they played in causing potentially thousands of children to develop autism thanks to heavy metals in baby food. 

Without the assistance of an experienced personal injury lawyer, you will be facing very slim chances of seeing fair compensation for the damages you and your child have suffered. With a skilled product liability lawyer, you can level the playing field and give your case the resources and know-how essential for its success, either through a satisfactory settlement or in a trial. 

What a Product Liability Lawyer Can Do For Your Baby Food Lawsuit

The assistance provided by a product liability attorney does not extend only as far as legal advice and representation in court. While providing legal insight and trial representation are integral parts of this process, your lawyer will also provide-

  • Connections to expert witnesses
  • Investigation and research of your case to gather evidence
  • Conduction of discovery (the exchange of evidence and information with the defendant before a trial)
  • Calculation and determination of what damages you can seek compensation for
  • Negotiation of a settlement that covers the full extent of your damages
  • Clerical assistance with documentation

Why Choose Dolman Law Group for Your Baby Food Autism Lawsuit

Dolman Law Group has successfully been assisting people across the country not only with product liability lawsuits over defective products but, specifically, products that have harmed children, such as Tylenol and baby formula. Our firm brings to the table nationally recognized and award-winning legal representation while emphasizing close client communication and service. 

Many firms are happy to take on as many of these cases as possible to make a large net profit from the sheer quantity of lawsuits they handle that may not get the full value of compensation clients need to cover their damages. Dolman Law Group has a quality over quantity approach where we take on fewer cases but can provide those we represent our full undivided attention so that they get the best legal representation possible. This has provided us with a wealth of positive client testimonials and a reputation as a firm that delivers results but not at the expense of sensitive and empathic service to clients. 

Do I Qualify for a Toxic Baby Food Lawsuit?

If you have fed your baby food from one of the aforementioned baby food brands and they have been diagnosed with developmental disorders such as autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, cognitive impairment, reduced IQ, etc. then you may be able to file a lawsuit against these baby food manufacturers. You cannot file a lawsuit just because you have fed your child baby food that may be contaminated with heavy metals. Your child needs to have developed some kind of medical condition tied to the consumption of these tainted products if you wish to file a lawsuit. 

Contact a Toxic Baby Food Lawsuit Attorney Today

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Matt Dolman, Baby Food Lawsuit Attorney

Dolman Law Group provides free no-obligation consultations to those considering filing lawsuits against baby food companies over their sale of heavy-metal-contaminated products that cause autism. We have been investigating claims of contaminated baby foods for the last two years and have a large number of clients in the baby food class action lawsuit.

When it comes to cases involving harm befalling children due to the negligence of large companies, it is in your best interest to work with the best, most tenacious legal representation possible. We understand this is going to be a long and drawn-out fight as the major baby food companies will not settle easily. 

For a free consultation, either call our office at 727-451-6900 or fill out our online contact form


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

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 successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $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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