Compensation for Parents of Infants that Suffered from NEC
If your child suffered from Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC), contact us about seeking compensation and holding careless corporations accountable for selling dangerous products. You could be entitled to reimbursement of incurred medical expenses for the necessary care your child received, as well as further compensation for the pain and suffering your baby experienced or, in the horrible event that NEC resulted in death, for the wrongful death of your child. We endeavor to hold careless corporations accountable for selling dangerous products and failing to adequately warn parents about the risk of NEC.
What is Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC)?
Necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, is a very serious disease that can damage the intestines of premature infants. NEC typically happens within the first few weeks of life in babies who are provided baby formula instead of breast milk. Bacteria can invade the wall of the intestine, causing damage to the intestinal walls and allowing bacteria to leak into the baby’s abdomen. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious infection and death.
NEC can be prevented
Necrotizing Enterocolitis rarely occurs in infants fed human breast milk, according to scientific studies. The risk of developing NEC in premature infants is heightened substantially with cow’s milk-based formulas, such as Enfamil and Similac. Infants who are born prematurely often require specific nutrition plans. The safest feeding plan for these babies is typically mother’s milk, donor milk (human milk from another lactating mother), or non-cow’s milk based supplemental formula.
The study below summarizes current scientific literature concerning risks of NEC according to multiple factors: