Similac and Enfamil Baby Formula Cases
The Miller Firm is currently pursuing claims against the manufacturers of Similac and Enfamil bovine milk-based baby formula products on behalf of mothers and their premature infants where ingestion of these products caused necrotizing enterocolitis (“NEC”). NEC is a potentially life-threatening condition, presenting significantly in premature infants, caused by the ingestion of cow’s milk-based baby formula by premature infants whose immune systems are not fully developed. NEC can cause severe injuries, such as the death of intestinal tissue, severe infections, and other intestinal damage leading to significant medical intervention or even death.
Various Similac and Enfamil baby formula products have been marketed to hospitals, doctors, and the general public for decades, as the manufacturers of these products touted their benefits – particularly when fed to premature infants. However, since at least 1990, scientific studies have shown that premature infants fed exclusively baby formula were 6-10 times more likely to develop NEC than those fed breast milk alone and 3 times more likely than in those who received formula plus breast milk. By 2017, several studies showed that bovine milk-based infant formulas lead to a higher incidence of NEC in preterm infants than did human milk. Despite these red flags, the manufacturers of Similac and Enfamil baby formula products failed to warn hospitals, doctors, and the general public about these known or knowable risks.
If your child ingested Similac or Enfamil baby formula products as a premature infant and suffered severe injuries or death, please call the Miller Firm today for a free consultation at 1-800-882-2525. Our lawyers have the ability to represent clients across the country against the manufacturers of Similac and Enfamil baby formula products and would pursue your case as an individual lawsuit if it meets our qualifying criteria.