[2023 Update] Baby Formula NEC Lawsuit Payout & Settlements

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NEC Lawsuit Payout Information

The NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit claims that certain baby formula brands, specifically cow milk based formulas, increase the risk for Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC).

NEC can lead to serious complications, including sepsis, perforation of the intestine, and death.

Treatment for NEC may include antibiotics, surgery to remove the damaged tissue, and supportive care.

NEC Infant Formula Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of premature infants and babies against infant formula manufacturers.

NEC Lawsuit Settlement Amounts, Settlement Amounts for NEC Lawsuits

You may be eligible to file an NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit if you or a loved one’s child, premature baby or infant consumed toxic baby formula and subsequently developed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify to file an NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit instantly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Individuals who file a claim in against baby formula manufacturers may be eligible for financial compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The specific dollar amount for Toxic Baby Formula lawsuits is not yet available as the cases are still pending.

Visit this page for more updated information on financial compensation for the Enfamil Baby Formula Lawsuit.

To file a claim in the NEC lawsuit, you should speak with a qualified attorney who can help determine your eligibility and guide you through the claims process.

If you believe you may qualify for the Toxic Baby Formula Lawsuit, you can use the chatbot on this page for an instant and free case review to see if you qualify to file a Baby Formula Lawsuit.

Typically for product liability lawsuits, which toxic baby formula lawsuits fall under, there is a two-year statute of limitations.

This means that mothers of infants and premature babies who were developed Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) have two years from the date of diagnosis to file a claim.

Statute of limitations may differ depending on the state you file your NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit in.

Contact an attorney for more individualized information relative to your claim.

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NEC Lawsuit Payout and Settlement Amounts

As mentioned previously, the NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit is still in its early stages and as of now, no settlements have been reached with baby formula manufacturers.

Our NEC Baby Formula Lawyers are following the litigation closely, and we estimate that NEC Baby Formula Lawsuits may result in significant settlements.

Average Settlement Amounts for the NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit

Estimated settlement amounts for NEC lawsuits may range between $5,000 to over $500,000.

These estimated settlement amounts are by no means a guarantee of financial compensation for NEC lawsuits, they are simply an educated guess based on results in previous product liability lawsuits.

About the NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit

The toxic baby formula NEC lawsuit involves infant formula brands that have been linked to Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), a serious and potentially life-threatening condition that affects the intestines of premature and low birth weight infants.

NEC can cause severe abdominal pain, malnutrition, and in severe cases, death.

NEC Formula Lawsuits, NEC Formula Lawsuit, NEC Infant Formula Lawsuits

If you or a loved one has suffered from NEC and were fed Enfamil baby formula, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.

Cases are currently being selected for bellwether trials, but attorneys at TorHoerman Law are still accepting new clients for the multidistrict litigation.

Victims and their families may be able to claim damages for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.

The specific damages that may be available will depend on the circumstances of your case.

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify for a Toxic Baby Formula Lawsuit instantly.

Cow Milk Based Formula, Other Infant Formula Potentially Linked to NEC

Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious gastrointestinal disorder that primarily affects premature infants and low birth weight babies.

It is characterized by intestinal inflammation and necrosis (death) of the intestinal tissue, leading to severe abdominal pain, vomiting, and blood in the stool.

NEC is a life-threatening condition and can result in short bowel syndrome, which requires long-term parenteral nutrition (intravenous feeding) and can lead to malnutrition and other complications.

Multiple scientific studies, dating back to the early 1990s, indicate that premature infants who are fed only human breast milk and not cow milk based formulas are less likely to develop NEC.

Studies on the risk of formula feeding and necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) include:

What Baby Formula Manufacturers are Facing NEC Infant Formula Lawsuits?

Currently, two baby formula brands mentioned in Toxic Baby Formula Lawsuits are:

  1. Enfamil: Enfamil is a brand of infant formula produced by Mead Johnson & Company. It is available in a variety of formulas, including Enfamil Premature and Enfamil EnfaCare, which are specifically formulated for premature and low birth weight infants.
  2. Similac: Similac is a brand of infant formula produced by Abbott Laboratories. It is available in a variety of formulas, including Similac Neosure and Similac Pro-Advance, which are specifically formulated for premature and low birth weight infants.

Similac and Enfamil formula are two of those most popular infant formulas for premature infants.

These infant formulas are often given to premature infants in the hospital, or sent home with parents as a gift.

The companies named in NEC Infant Formula Lawsuits are Abbott Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company LLC.

What is the Current Status of the NEC Infant Formula Multi District Litigation (MDL)?

Enfamil and Similac Baby Formula Lawsuits are consolidated in multi district litigation in the US District Court: Northern District of Illinois.

There are other NEC baby formula lawsuits filed in other jurisdictions, but most cases are centralized in the NEC Formula MDL.

The NEC Formula MDL is currently undergoing selection of bellwether trials.

Bellwether trials are a practice run to help anticipate the results of future similar cases.

Bellwether trials offer the unique opportunity for plaintiffs to test the structure of their case and see how the judge or jury perceive the argument.

If the initial arguments have mixed success, the lead attorneys can try to restructure the argument in hopes of stronger results for the broader range of cases involved in the MDL.

The cases selected for a bellwether trial are meant to represent the broader range of cases involved in the MDL.

The results of the bellwether trial are in no way definitive of other cases tried from the MDL.

Rather, the bellwether trial results are just expectation indicators.

Do You Qualify for the NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit?

Mothers of infants who were fed cow milk formulas or other toxic baby formula, and subsequently developed Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the manufacturers of toxic infant formula products.

Filing NEC Formula Lawsuits, Enfamil and Similac NEC Lawsuit

There are multiple types of NEC Lawsuits able to be filed by victims:

  1. Product Liability Lawsuits: for the infant formula manufacturers failure to warn of the increased risk for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and other potential side effects.
  2. Wrongful Death Lawsuit: If an infant passed away due to Necrotizing Enterocolitis, the family of the deceased may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit against those responsible. Refer to our wrongful death lawsuit information page to learn more.
  3. Medical Malpractice Lawsuits: Medical malpractice lawsuits may occur when someone served by a healthcare provider suffer harm as a result of the provider’s negligence or incompetence. This may apply to the healthcare providers who feed premature infants toxic baby formula without outlining the potential risks to your child. This negligence may allow you to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Refer to our medical malpractice lawsuit information page to learn more.

If you or a loved one had a baby who was fed cow milk formula or other toxic infant formula or fortifiers, and the infant was subsequently diagnosed with NEC, you may be eligible to file a Toxic Infant Formula Lawsuit.

Our toxic infant formula lawyers will help you to gather evidence and assess damages as you file your claim.

These two actions are crucial when filing lawsuits against large manufacturers.

Your attorney will also guide you through the civil lawsuit process more generally.

Gathering Evidence for Toxic Baby Formula NEC Lawsuits

If you are considering filing a lawsuit against Abbott Laboratories, Mead Johnson or any other baby formula manufacturer, it is important to understand the type of evidence that may be needed to support your case.

In general, the following types of evidence may be useful in a baby formula lawsuit:

  • Medical records
  • Documents detailing the administered infant formula and the NEC affliction
  • Witness statements
  • Incident reports
  • Public records
  • Photos or videos
  • Itemized receipts from hospital or of purchase for baby formula

It is important to note that the specific evidence needed for a baby formula lawsuit will depend on the specific circumstances of your case and the legal claims being made.

It is always a good idea to speak with your NEC lawyers to discuss the specific evidence that may be needed to support your case.

Damages in Baby Formula NEC Lawsuits

If your child developed necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) after consuming toxic baby formula, you may be able to seek damages in a lawsuit against the company.

The specific damages that you may be able to claim will depend on the specifics of your case and the laws of your jurisdiction.

Some potential damages that may be available in a baby formula lawsuit include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional damages
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Other compensatory and punitive damages

It is important to note that the specific damages that may be available in a baby formula lawsuit may depend on the specifics of your case and the laws of your jurisdiction.

TorHoerman Law: Accepting Clients for the NEC Infant Formula Lawsuits

Our Toxic Infant Formula Lawyers are working hard to make sure mothers of babies who have suffered from NEC due to toxic baby formula products are compensated for the harm caused.

TorHoerman Law has secured over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for people harmed at no fault of their own.

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If you or a loved one’s baby developed NEC after consuming toxic baby formula, you may be eligible to file an NEC Baby Formula Lawsuit.

Contact TorHoerman Law for a free consultation, or use the chatbot on this page to see if you qualify for a Similac Baby Formula Lawsuit instantly.

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