Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson are facing lawsuits across the country. Plaintiffs accuse the companies of failing to warn doctors and parents of the risks associated with their cow-milk based baby formulas.
June 2022 update: The Toxic Baby Formula NEC litigation is ongoing. Across the country, formula shortages have deeply affected mothers and babies.
The Abbott Laboratories facility in Sturgis, MI which shutdown in February 2022 is planning to reopen distribution on June 4, 2022. This opening will hopefully alleviate the impacts of baby formula shortages around the country.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Chief has revealed the shocking conditions inside the Abbott Laboratories facility that required it be shut down: inspectors found a leaking roof, standing water and cracked production equipment before a facility shutdown that led to major shortages.
In April, The United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) issued a transfer order consolidating all pending lawsuits into an MDL assigned to the U.S. District Court: Northern District of Illinois.
Toxic Baby Formula NEC lawsuits involve Similac (manufactured by Abbott), Enfamil (manufactured by Mead Johnson), and other powdered baby formulas. Research published in the National Library of Medicine has linked powdered formulas like Similac and Enfamil to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a gastrointestinal disease that can be fatal in premature babies.
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