The condition of necrotizing enterocolitis can be just as deadly as it sounds. The condition is deadly and can even cause death. However, newborns who survive it may still suffer from debilitating effects that will continue to affect their lives for the rest of life.
This is why you must fight for justice and hold your child responsible if they die from necrotizing enterocolitis. Necrotizing enterocolitis was not a common occurrence. The following blog post has been created to help you prepare for this difficult legal battle by understanding various NEC formula lawsuits.
We will cover everything you need about necrotizing Enterocolitis and the possible lawsuits you could bring. It also explains how an experienced product liability lawyer may be able to help you get financial relief.
Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), a severe gastrointestinal condition, is most common in premature babies and babies who are underweight. This condition can cause intestinal tissue to become inflamed and eventually die. Sometimes, bacteria can leak into the bloodstream or baby's abdomen through a hole in the baby’s intestine.
NEC usually occurs within 2-6 weeks of birth. If it isn't diagnosed and treated properly, it can cause serious medical problems and life-threatening complications.
A baby born prematurely or underweight may need extra nutrition to grow. Many parents and doctors may opt to supplement their baby's nutrition with formula, as nursing is not always possible.
Premature babies are not always safe when the formula is given. Preemies can have many problems with cow's milk-based formula, including an increased risk of NEC. Parents whose premature babies suffered serious injuries or died after ingesting these formulas have filed numerous lawsuits.